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Best engine tech from the 2017 L.A. auto show

Cooley shows you the best under hood tech that's on its way to showrooms now.

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Brian Cooley Editor at Large
Brian Cooley is CNET's Editor at large and has been with the brand since 1995. He currently focuses on electrification of vehicles but also follows the big trends in smart home, digital healthcare, 5G, the future of food, and augmented & virtual realities. Cooley is a sought after presenter by brands and their agencies when they want to understand how consumers react to new technologies. He has been a regular featured speaker at CES, Cannes Lions, Advertising Week and The PHM HealthFront™. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley when Apple's campus was mostly apricots.
Expertise Automotive technology, smart home, digital health. Credentials
  • 5G Technician, ETA International
Brian Cooley

There's a lot of electric innovation going on in cars, but a hybrid in a Jeep? Some never saw - or always feared - that one coming. I'll also give you a look at a part time mega-hybrid in a Mercedes and a new engine from Infiniti that might be patented by Rube Goldberg. 

By the way, all of the innovation in this roundup is coming to real cars, not stuck in concept cars that promise anything you can sketch on a cocktail napkin.

Check out all of our 2017 L.A. auto show coverage from CNET's Roadshow team before you head to the show.