DETROIT – About 7 billion people currently inhabit planet Earth. By 2050, that number will grow to 9 billion, with 6.2 billion dwelling in huge megacities. That means twice as many people will be living in vast urban areas surrounding Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles and other major cities than they do now. How will that affect personal mobility? Will massive traffic congestion and emissions regulations force all cars to become transportation appliances without style or soul? Will sports ...

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