The 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show concluded over the weekend.  The world’s largest auto show was a glittering showcase of automobiles of the future — some of which will be hitting showrooms soon, and some that are so futuristic that they may never see reality.

The future of automobiles is facing an increasingly complex legal, regulatory, financial and environmental landscape, as safety and emissions regulations, and growing capital requirements run up against technological innovations such as driverless vehicles and cars that are increasingly connected to the Internet.

Throughout the Frankfurt Auto Show, Thomson Reuters businesses have been taking a detailed look, through a series of posts on the Knowledge Effect blog, at some of the key legal, financial, intellectual property and tax issues facing the automotive industry.