When you hear about companies raising tons of money for “smart glass,” the first thing that hits your mind might be something augmented reality-related like the HoloLens. But View, which just closed a $200 million funding round after securing $70 million from BlackRock alongside an earlier investment from TIAA, is using smart glass to make
Pictures and brief descriptions of accessories help consumers decide whether to buy them. Giving consumers the option to purchase vehicles online can do more than simply add convenience to the buying process. One digital retail startup believes it can open up revenue opportunities for accessory sales. Roadster, a California startup that allows consumers to buy
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TO THE EDITOR: I have to comment on Keith Crain’s “Mr. President, you are wrong” (autonews.com, June 1). I have a lot of respect for President Donald Trump and think he is doing an excellent job. Crain may be right about BMW and Mercedes building their vehicles in this great land of ours, but it
TO THE EDITOR: I take exception to Keith Crain’s view of facility requirements and the current appearance of many dealerships (“Just when it seemed to be over,” June 12). I worked in our industry for over 50 years, and brand identification with a specified facility image has been around for at least that long, not
Ford Motor Co.’s decision to move production of the Focus compact car to China from a planned assembly site in Mexico shows that automakers continue to grapple with building small cars that can be sold profitably in the U.S. The problem has been exacerbated by a shift in consumer tastes to crossovers from cars. Indeed,
DALLAS — Toyota Motor Corp. is giving the re-engineered Camry a big bump in fuel economy and horsepower, especially with a new standard four-cylinder engine. The fuel efficiency of the 2018 Camry’s new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is estimated by the EPA at 29 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 34 combined.
Honda: “Most fun-to-drive” Accord ever The American family sedan isn’t going the way of the American family wagon anytime soon, but Honda, like many rivals, is determined to make the midsize car engaging again and keep its edge in a waning but still key segment. The ninth-generation 2013 Accord — billed by Honda at the
Just a week after Hyundai unveiled its bite-sized Kona CUV, the brand’s corporate cousin, Kia, is showing off its take on the subcompact crossover with the Stonic. Based on the same new small crossover platform as the Kona, the Stonic will slot below the Kia Sportage. It will compete in one of fastest-growing segments, against
E-Pace: “Sports car looks, Jaguar performance” The Porsche Macan is getting another direct competitor, this time from a rival new to the SUV and crossover market. The E-Pace compact crossover will become Jaguar’s second utility vehicle next year. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar’s lineup after the E-Pace, but also next year.