Readers like you come to TheCarConnection and other HighGearMedia sites to read what our staff of experts has to say about auto industry news. During big events like the 2010 North American International Auto Show, that news comes fast and furious, and even if we parked ourselves at the Mercedes-Benz coffee bar, we wouldn't be able to cover everything that hits our radar. So, just to make sure you have all the 411 from the floor, here are a few other resources to check out. (FYI, we've only included links for automakers with significant NAIAS news. Companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz that don't offer much in the way of online info for the general public have been left off the list -- though of course we'll cover their events here at TCC.)
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The fact that Chrysler opted out of having a press conference this year has made big news, and many have seen it as a terrible business decision, but the company is posting updates from the floor to its media website. Chrysler has also posted some pics and videos from Detroit, but be forewarned: those videos (the ones that work, anyway) have to be downloaded in full before they're viewable. Perhaps someone should introduce Chrysler's media team to streaming video.
Everyone's favorite Blue Oval has dedicated a special page on its media site to Detroit news.
In addition to GM's regular media site and its well-known FastLane blog, the General also has an account at Posterous, where its PR team is posting photos and more from the floor of NAIAS. And don't miss these important brand events:
• Catch the Buick/GMC press conference streamed live today at 9:25am CST by clicking here.
• Catch the Chevrolet press conference streamed live today at 3:55pm CST by clicking here.
• Catch the Cadillac press conference streamed live tomorrow at 8:40am CST by clicking here.
Toyota typically has a live feed streaming from the floor at Detroit, but for the life of us, we haven't been able to track it down just yet. Until we do, have a go at the company's regular media page.