This year's New York International Auto Show featured a mix of cars ranging from electric vehicles designed for urban environments to supercars with price tags over half a million dollars. From March 29 through April 7, more than a million people visited the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to explore 846,000 square feet of vehicles.
Design News brand director Rich Nass also attended the show, so be sure to listen to what he had to say about it and take a look at what he thought the highlights of the show were.
With about 1,000 cars on display it is hard to choose a favorite, but click on the image below to start the slideshow and see if you can make a top pick.
The McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition has a 3.8 liter twin turbo engine that puts out 630 HP. Only 30 were made, and they are priced at $569,000.
Nice job, Lauren, of giving us a broad sampling of what was on display. Going fast is the most fun, but I am also fascinated by the use of materials and other cool gadgets that are increasingly being put into the cars that us "normal" folks might actually be able to afford.
I like the electric taxi, although I do wonder how an all-electric taxi will do, given the range and recharge limitations. The Prius is one of the all-time great taxis, largely because it lasts 300,000 miles and gets more than 40 mpg, so the hybrid technology more than pays for itself.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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