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Year in Review: 2013 Innovations

Plastic Bottles RepurposedFord Motor Company (NYSE:F) teamed up with Coca-Cola (NYSE:K) to take those everyday plastic beverage bottles and repurpose them as fabric for car interiors.The new fiber, which is already used in 60% of Coke's global packaging worldwide, is now woven into auto-grade fabric, which Ford then uses for car seats and floors of its Ford Fusion Energi electric vehicle.But don't expect to see it on a showroom floor anytime soon. The new fabric is so far only used in a prototype demonstration model that was shown off at the LA Auto Show.Confirmation of Higgs BosonA 50-year quest came to an end this year when scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research confirmed they discovered "The God Particle," an elusive subatomic particle that helps explain why matter has mass, and proves many theories in physics.The particle's existence was a theory derived in 1964 by British physicist Peter Higgs to help solve matters like how the Big Bang created the universe b...

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  1. Get "Up To Speed" on the Latest Automotive Innovations

    Showcasing new automotive innovations at the LA Auto Show

  2. Volkswagen CEO Introduces New Beetle

    Volkswagen North America CEO Jonathan Browning on what makes the Passat a great car and the company’s new Beetle R.

  3. Ford's Fields on New Vehicles, Auto Industry Outlook

    Ford Motor President of the America's Mark Fields gives a tour of the company’s new vehicles at the L.A. Auto Show.

  4. GM Revs Up Cadillac XTS

    General Motors North America President Mark Reuss discusses Cadillac’s latest entry into the luxury automobile market.

  5. Inside Jaguar's New Concept Cars

    FBN's Jeff Flock at the L.A. Auto Show with an exclusive sneak-peek inside Jaguar's new concept cars.

  6. Volkswagen Rolls Out Redesigned 2012 Beetle

    Volkswagen OS America CEO Jonathan Browning on the automaker’s new Beetle and the outlook for the auto industry.

  7. Hot Summer Rides

    Gary Gastelu, editor, on the new cars and convertibles hitting the road this summer.

  8. Chrysler CEO: Impressed with GM

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Fiat's Laura Soave on the recovery of the auto maker and the return of Fiat to the U.S. market after a 27-year absence.

  9. Ford’s Fields on GM IPO, Focus

    Ford Executive Vice President Mark Fields unveils the new Focus ST.

  10. Nissan Debuts Murano-Based SUV Convertible

    Nissan Americas Executive Vice President Carlos Tavares unveils the company's new SUV crossover.

  11. Sneak Peak of New GM Vehicles

    GM VP of Marketing Joel Ewanick shows FBN's Jeff Flock the Chevy Volt.

  12. GM Seeks to Repay Loans by Spring

    Wall Street Strategies' David Silver on the possibility that General Motors will repay loans by June 2010.

  1. With Mid-Size Pickups, GM Takes Auto Battle to New Front

    General Motors (NYSE:GM), emboldened by a stronger balance sheet and torrid sales, has been pushing out a slew of new and redesigned models this.At the LA Auto Show ...

  2. Honda tries to regain its stride with upgraded Civic

    Honda Motor Co introduced its redesigned Civic sedan only a year-and-a-half after a major model change of the best-selling compact car in the United States.Even Hond...

  3. Audi Makes Push for Diesel

    Audi of America President Scott Keogh on the automaker's line of diesel cars and the improved fuel economy.

  4. Is Spark the Kick Start GM Was Looking For?

    Total Car Score CEO & Editor in Chief Karl Brauer on the new all-electric vehicle.

  5. Fiat Launches 5 New Models at Los Angeles Auto Show

    Fiat North America Head Tim Kuniskis on the automakers new models including an all-electric car.

  6. Toyota's Redesigned RAV4 Unveiled

    Toyota Motor executives Bob Carter and Jim Lentz on the new RAV4.

  7. Four Redesigned Cars to Keep an Eye Out for in 2012

    Auto show season recently kicked off with the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which featured introductions of more than 50 all-new and redesigned cars. Her...

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