From Shredded C-Notes to Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way into Cars

The 2016 New York International Auto Show opened to the public on March 25 with exciting displays of expensive and exotic cars that defy the imagination with high speed and high technology. Automakers this past year have made headlines as big announcements from Tesla, Google and others brought self-driving cars closer to reality, and new lightweight gas-electric supercars made hybrids more mainstream. Even in the lower end of the market — the cars that most of us actually drive — capabilities such as self-braking and lane-departure- warning systems are now standard in many top-selling models. 

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