Lawrence D. Burns is highly sought-after speaker in areas of expertise. He has made over 500 keynote, conference and media presentations since 1998, including broadcast news programs and investor conferences. He has been covered and cited in major newspapers and magazines around the globe. He is also a co-author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century (MIT Press, January, 2010).
He is known as a major voice for the "reinvention of the automobile" and the diversification of transportation energy. He is a leading advocate for design and technology innovation focused on the total customer experience. He has expanded GM R&D to a global organization with science labs, science offices, and collaborative research labs located throughout the world