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New York auto show: Ford Atlas hints at future of pickups

The Ford Atlas concept, which hints at the

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Light trucks are relegated to undercard status at the New York auto show. Yes, they’re given exhibit space, but it’s on the bottom floor, tucked beneath the luxury vehicles and best-sellers on the Javits Center’s main level and coupled with other so-called “specialty vehicles.”

But those brave enough to venture downstairs are greeted right at the entrance by one of the more exciting concept...

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Auto innovations at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Consumers view the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid

(Credit: Getty Images)

While televisions, phones and other gizmos and gadgets dominate the headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual Las Vegas trade show that this year featured about 3,100 global technology companies showing off their latest products to more than 150,000 attendees, the automobile industry also gets a wave of new innovations.

From race-winning hybrid concepts and an electric Rolls Royce,...

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