The auto industry is in a very weird place.
On the one hand, sales are booming. After several very bleak and painful years, most industry accountants have capped off their red pens and are writing almost entirely in black.
Auto technology is booming, too. New powertrains hint at a zippier, greener future, and infotainment advances mean we'll be traveling in comfort, with a greater sense of safety. Heck, in another few decades, our cars may do most of the driving themselves, leaving us to nap, chat with friends, or watch movies on our commute.