China is in the middle of an automotive revolution that has not been witnessed since the days of Henry Ford. Cars are now the ultimate symbol of status and prosperity in a country that is well on its way to becoming the biggest economy in the world.Car culture is everywhere - in television ads, glossy magazines, glitzy showrooms and international auto shows. However car culture is also bringing about class divisions, the world's worst air pollution, and fierce global competition for limited resources. For China's rising middle class, the new prosperity symbolized by the car is intoxicating. For the future of Chinese society, the environment, and the world, the impact is potentially devastating.