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VW-Ford Deal on Self-Driving No Sure Thing: Detroit Show Update

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The chrome and steel is in place, the buffing and polishing is incessant and the corporate spin is well underway at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

With U.S. auto sales likely to slip in 2019, carmakers this week are fielding a mix of models that’ll whet Americans’ voracious appetite for trucks and sport utility vehicles over sedans that were once fixtures of American driveways. They’re also feeling around for how future technologies are best put to use.