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Video: GM's Clay Dean on the future of urban mobility

Wed, 14 Aug 2013

Clay Dean is the star of a new Faces of GM video, Anticipating the Driving Experience of the Future.

The global design director for GM's Advanced Design Group, whose job also entails exploring future transportation design solutions, talks about the need to avoid short-term thinking on urban mobility, as by 2030 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities.

As new challenges start to emerge, such as increasing congestion, Dean believes it is time to start thinking about transportation in a completely different way. Alternatives to traditional cars are needed, he says, and so it is up to designers to work with megatrends and where they're going and not just respond to them, but also understand them.

Click on the video to the left to hear more about Dean's vision for the future.

By Rufus Thompson