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The 2014 Auto Show: What Would Happen If We Stopped Needing Gas For Cars?

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Much of the world's conflict is rooted in the fight over oil, a needed source for the gasoline we use to run our vehicles. What would happen if we created a different source of power for our automobiles? Today, live at the 2014 auto show in Chicago, we talk about the impact of new technology with some of the journalists who have been keeping an eye on changes in the industry. What would happen if those "flying cars" we remember seeing on the Jetsons cartoon show became a reality? How would the tire industry be affected? Have some inventions actually been stifled in order to not upset the economic demand for certain products? Are the auto makers striving to comply with President Obama's request to create vehicles that are powered by something more ecologically friendly than gasoline? What are this year's auto makers striving to achieve? Is America properly training students with the technological skills to design, build, and service today's highly computerized cars?

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