Greg Rucks is a consultant with the Rocky Mountain Institute's transportation and industry practices, and contributor to "Reinventing Fire."
Before joining RMI, he worked for The Boeing Co., where he focused on application of cross-disciplinary structural optimization and design solutions to realize weight savings on the 787.
Fewer emissions and crafting urban centers to be more people-centric are just some of the benefits.
BMW's aggressive shift to lightweighting for its new electric i3 has led to a four-passenger car that can drive 100 miles on a single charge.
There are 4.5 parking spaces for every vehicle, but it's still hard to find spots. What technology will change that?
Intelligent transportation requires a system that is instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent.
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