Indianapolis Auto Show marks 100 years

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The Indianapolis Auto Show is about to mark its 100th show.

The Indianapolis Star reports the show opens 11 a.m. Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis and runs through Jan. 1.

Indianapolis-based automotive historian and author Dennis Horvath says the official auto show in 1913 was scheduled to begin on March 24, but floods on Easter Sunday delayed the show for a week. He says 4,000 people attended opening day at the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

This year's event will feature a 22,000-square-foot exhibit that offers an indoor, off-road driving track to allow drivers to test Jeep models while facing various obstacles. It also will include cars with reconfigurable dash displays, gesture recognition touchscreens, Bluetooth, cloud-based infotainment, self-parking systems and autonomous crash-avoidance technology.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star 

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