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Eleven things that will make driving more enjoyable Add to ...

The Next Big Things such as the Corvette Z06 tend to hog the media attention at auto shows, while the subtle refinements made by auto makers get pushed from the spotlight.

Yet the majority of patrons parading through the auto show halls will be looking for practical to haul their families here and there.

Below are some enhancements to vehicles meant to improve the convenience of the ordinary drive. On display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 18-26, some are new innovations, while other ideas have been adapted from different models or manufacturers.