There's more than cars at an auto show. Auto shows are not only a place for consumers but for vendors, executives, reporters, activists, investors and consumers. They are more like conventions. With 10,000 parts on a car, that means a lot of vendors.
This year's LA Auto Show definitely had its stand out cars. Jeep redesigned the Wrangler. Volkswagen's latest entry in the electric car world seems aimed at Tesla. Porsche's fans were all abuzz about word of plug-in hybrid 911.
All these cars and concepts were cool, but there wasn't some game-changing technology that was introduced to overtly change the world (car CEOs nowadays often ape the tech world bombast). Walk around the show and you'll find some technology and advances that aren't necessarily sexy but are changing the way we move around.