We’ve all heard it before – the auto show isn’t long for this world. As high costs, new technology, and a shift in consumer interest continues to chip away at this standard-bearer event of the industry, it’s impossible not to hear the critics cry out that the sky is falling. Indeed, there are few trends that warrant a raised eyebrow. Take the decline in automaker participation at traditionally well-attended shows like Frankfurt, which this year won’t see the likes of Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Nissan, Infiniti, and Peugeot, among others. Then you have an automaker like Tesla, which seems to shirk any and all connections to the industry status quo, including auto shows. So the question is this – will the auto show format we know today cease to be?