In 2016, shop class became cool again
Are cars on the brink of the first real revolution since the Model T? After a century of autos that more or less followed the same design, big disruptions are on the horizon from automation, ride/carsharing, and electrification.
Calling these developments a revolution might be inflammatory, of course. After all, it will take decades to roll out the infrastructure for electric charging stations, and maybe millennials will still buy cars.
But something changed in 2016, and the auto industry is once again a place for leading-edge technology. To wit: "Artificial intelligence, LIDAR, and data security are now part of everyday car speak."