5 of the biggest, buzziest debuts at the Detroit auto show


In an effort to avoid being drowned out by CES buzz, organizers of the Detroit show began hosting a tech-focused component past year called AutoMobili-D.

Among the many shiny models vying for attention at Detroit's North American International Auto Show are the revamped Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Veloster and Kia Forte.

Ford Motor Co.is making a special edition Mustang to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bullitt", the film whose unforgettable vehicle chase scene helped turn the sports auto into an icon.

"If you have smart cars in a dumb city it's not going to work too well", said Tanguay adding that the collaboration between Ontario and MI is important for autonomous vehicles to be viable across borders.

"We saw that there's a customer base that's asking for a auto just like that".

They've begun pairing directly with companies like Spotify, the Weather Channel, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Sports, People Magazine, and The Washington Post to build versions of those their apps that are "curated for the car", according to Stefan Cross, a GM spokesman.

FOX 47's Alani Letang will have stories for you at 5:30 and 10 P.M., including concept cars and the auto and truck of the year. "This is the reason we want to rename the brand". "I don't think Detroit will be remembered this year for any advances or big announcements on the autonomous front, and I can't think of any earth-shattering news coming out of CES, for that matter".

But cars - particularly small ones - are having a tough time getting buyers to look their way as SUVs grow in popularity. Those press events straddled a roundtable in which CEO Sergio Marchionne again swore off making any promises for futuristic vehicles.

The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S.is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors.

Since last fall, BlackBerry has announced various arrangements with some of the world's most important semiconductor companies, including Delphi, Visteon, Qualcomm, Denso, and Nvidia.

"In a lot of ways, (the auto show is really) beginning to focus on the technology", says Carrie Morton, deputy director of Mcity, an autonomous vehicle test facility in Ann Arbor. "You don't need to tell us that anymore".

The 2018 Detroit auto show is the first meaningful attempt to, excuse the use of a political term, normalize the future of driving.

At the show, Nissan revealed the 2018 Leaf, the company's signature electric vehicle.

They hardly mentioned the self-driving vehicles they plan to launch.

As part of the presentation, the company said preliminary results for 2017 show it with earnings per share of $1.95 and adjusted earnings per share of $1.78, which it said is in line with recent guidance. They're rapidly rewriting business plans to shift production of traditional cars offshore. "And there's nothing wrong with that".