In many ways, the automobile has not advanced much since the days of Henry Ford. But now, breakthroughs in materials science, nanotechnology, and information technology are intersecting the forces of globalization, higher energy prices, and changing consumer tastes. The result is a wholesale rethinking of automotive technology. What’s ahead? Who’ll benefit and who’ll suffer? What will this mean for you as an investor, manager, and consumer? Buckle up, sit back and we’ll give you a tour.