Innovation and alternative fuel technology at the S.F. Auto Show

Automakers had their eyes on innovation at this week’s San Francisco International Auto Show.

Volvo introduced its first hybrid, the XC90 t8, at the San Francisco International Auto Show. Click through to learn more about it and other innovations at the event, which runs through Sunday at the Moscone Center. Photo: Julie Balise/SFGateAnd we’re not just talking about the driving video game ride or robot making presentations at Ford’s display — although those were definitely eye-catching. We were drawn toward improvements in safety and infotainment systems, new players in alternative fuel technology and minute details that make driving more fun.

Volvo introduced its first-ever hybrid vehicle at the auto show, while Toyota and Audi revealed cars that have only been available through limited releases. (Expect to see more of all three on the roads next year.) Click through the slides above to see other innovations.

Audi of America president Scott Keogh touted the company’s advancements in electric cars at last week’s Los Angeles International Auto Show.

“With the cars on this stage – the Audi A3 e-tron hybrid plug-in and the Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV – we are, in full force, joining the electric revolution,” Keogh told the audience in Los Angeles. “Now is the time to make electric driving more available to the mainstream.”