Posted on December 6, 2013 6:00 AM by Techgage Staff
Automobiles and technology are a natural pairing, so when I suggested that Techgage should cover last weekend’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Techgage big kahuna Rob could only agree. Here we present Techgage’s look at the best of what the 2013 L.A. Auto Show had to offer.
There’s no doubt about it: Los Angeles is a city of automobiles. Heck, even L.A. Noire says this in its own intro! Having lived in the L.A. area for almost twenty-five years now, I can certainly confirm that this is absolutely true.
For almost every year that I’ve lived here, I’ve attended the L.A. Auto Show. It used to be held in late December-early January; however, this is also the same time as the Detroit Auto Show. What this meant was that auto manufacturers that had only one example of a particular vehicle (concept vehicles, especially) almost always chose Detroit as the site for that vehicle’s debut. The upshot? Los Angeles auto enthusiasts were frequently deprived of the chance to see special cars of which there was only one example.
Thankfully, ever since 2006, Los Angeles has hosted its auto show in late November-early December, frequently coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday. The change in strategy means that auto manufacturers can now display their new cars and concept vehicles in both Los Angeles and in Detroit. Assuming, of course, they haven’t introduced anything new in the month between the two shows.