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With guest host Jane Clayson.

Detroit has missed the boat before, but says this time, it won’t let Silicon Valley beat it to the car of the future.  It’s rolling out big ideas and big designs.

President Barack Obama steps from the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as Dan Ammann, President, General Motors Company, stands right and Patrick Foley, controls manager for the Bolt EV at GM in Detroit, stands left, during a tour of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama steps from the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car as Dan Ammann, President, General Motors Company, stands right and Patrick Foley, controls manager for the Bolt EV at GM in Detroit, stands left, during a tour of the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Guests

Joann Muller, Detroit bureau chief for Forbes Magazine. (@JoannMuller)

Ken Washington, vice president for research and advanced engineering at the Ford Motor Company. (@kenatcman)

Chris Ruff, CEO and President of UIE Evolution, a cloud-computing software company. (@chrisruff)

From The Reading List

Forbes: GM, The Lumbering Giant, Suddenly Looks Fleet-Footed In The Race To Provide Future Mobility Services — "GM invested $500 million in Lyft and said it will work with the ride-sharing company to develop a fleet of on-demand autonomous vehicles. It also announced a technology partnership with MobileEye to crowd-source advanced mapping data for self-driving cars. And it introduced the Chevrolet Bolt, the first long-range, electric car real people can afford to buy – which also happens to be the perfect car for the sharing economy."

CBS News: An existential threat to the auto industry -- "U.S. auto sales may have hit a record last year, but a newly released study shows such records may soon be harder to set. It found a decline in the number of younger people getting drivers' licenses, suggesting American attitudes on conventional car ownership are shifting and leading to profound changes in the auto industry."

Detroit Free Press: No turning back in race to fully autonomous cars -- "The kabuki dance between automakers and tech companies captured center stage at this year's North American International Auto Show, but we are years from knowing how the drama ends. Rather than elaborately designed costumes, artful makeup, outlandish wigs and exaggerated movements, this emerging story is about microscopic sensors, cameras, a remote sensing technology called LiDAR and 3-dimensional maps."

This program aired on January 25, 2016.

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