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General Motors Vice President Research and Development, Strategic Planning Larry Burns talks about the GM Sequel fuel cell powered concept vehicle at WIRED Nextfest on June 25, 2005, in Chicago. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey/GM)
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Lawrence D. Burns is the former corporate vice president of Research and Development for General Motors. Burns oversaw GM's advanced technology, innovation programs, and corporate strategy. He was a member of GM’s Automotive Strategy Board and Automotive Product Board. Within GM, he personally championed vehicle electrification, “connected” vehicles, fuel cells, bio-fuels, advanced batteries, autonomous driving, and a series of innovative concept vehicles. He has been a leading advocate for design and technology innovation focused on the total customer experience and the application of operations research. . He is a co-author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century.

Burns was invited to speak at the 2005 TED Conference.

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