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The North American International Auto Show has opened to the public following a week of previews for the press, industry officials and others

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DETROIT — The North American International Auto Show has opened to the public following a week of previews for the press, industry officials and others.

The latest cars and trucks are displayed at Cobo Center in Detroit along with concept cars offering a potential glimpse of the future of driving.

The show's public days end Jan. 24.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, journalists look over the Mercedes-Benz new E-Class sedan during a preview night for the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class can change lanes by itself and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of it at speeds up to 130 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, journalists look over the Mercedes-Benz new E-Class sedan during a preview night for the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class can change lanes by itself and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of it at speeds up to 130 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

With stricter fuel economy standards looming, automakers are developing gas-powered alternatives. Audi and Lexus showed zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell prototypes. Volkswagen showed a plug-in hybrid Tiguan SUV concept.

Fiat Chrysler's plug-in hybrid version of the Pacifica is a first for the minivan segment. Chevrolet showed the all-electric Bolt. And Ford showed updated versions of its Fusion hybrid and plug-in hybrids.

Organizers announced Friday's annual Charity Preview raised $5.2 million for children's organizations.


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PHOTO: FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, journalists look over the Mercedes-Benz new E-Class sedan during a preview night for the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class can change lanes by itself and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of it at speeds up to 130 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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