Recapping the 2014 L.A. Auto Show: Day 2

2015 is going to be a great year for, well, everybody.

While there were plenty of releases on the first day of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the real meat-and-potatoes of the event took place on the second day. Automakers from around the world showcased a variety of cars, some heading to production, some remaining (for now) as mere concepts. If you can't make it to the L.A. Auto Show, fear not; we've recapped all the important unveilings of the second day right here for you to enjoy.

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Recapping the 2014 L.A. Auto Show: Day 1

Highlighting the topography of next year's automotive landscape.

Another winter, another auto-show season. Once the weather gets cold, automakers seek to heat things up by releasing a whole host of new cars - both concept and production-ready - right in front of the public's collective face. Of course, not everybody can make it to each and every auto show, but that's where we come in. And it all starts today, with our recap of the first day of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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A New Truck, A New Hypercar, and a New Imaginary Car

Your auto news roundup for the week of 11/07 - 11/14.

This week, Ford has started production on its all-new 2015 Ford F-150. This was a massive undertaking, as it required a complete upheaval of the F-150's Dearborn assembly plant in order to make the shift from steel to aluminum construction. The beginning of production has been a boon to the local economy, with Ford adding 850 jobs to help the F-150 meet its scheduled dealership arrival date of December 2014.

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Audi Gets Tied-Up with 50 Shades of Grey

German luxury cars featured in best-selling erotic romance novel.

What do Tony Stark and Christian Grey have in common? Audi's R8 Spyder. The German luxury automaker has officially announced its partnership with Universal Pictures for their upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling erotic romance novel 50 Shades of Grey. Turns out the novel that brought S&M to vanilla audiences everywhere is also filled with provocative autos, a collaboration Audi's marketing team describes as "a natural fit."

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This Week in 1998: DiamlerChrysler Hits the Stock Exchange

and all hell breaks loose for everyone involved.

On November 17, 1998, DaimlerChrysler hit the New York Stock exchange. What was touted as a "merger of equals" between Daimler AG and Chrysler would become a black mark on the history of both companies. Motivated by potential market growth and reduced production costs among other things, the $36 billion purchase was one of the biggest industrial mergers ever.

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Apple's CarPlay Hits a Road Block

In-car iPhone integration may have to wait till 2015.

Those hoping to rid their lives forever of slow, buggy, and poorly designed in-car infotainment systems and replace them with Apple's super-cool-looking CarPlay system are going to have to wait a bit longer for their dreams to come true. Although Apple has been promising a 2014 date for CarPlay availability in numerous car brands,

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