Telematics is continuing to infiltrate the automotive market. Verizon just announced it’s buying Hughes Telematics for $612 million in cash to gain access to the company machine-to-machine (M2M) connected car technologies and services. Both companies occupy different segments, with Hughes supplying hardware and software that make up numerous in-car technologies and applications.
“Unfortunately, manufacturers are approaching the electric car as another new product when what they really need is a new business model. The problem is not the cars themselves (which are technology marvels), or even the availability of charging infrastructure (which is improving thanks to government largess). Unless two neglected factors—battery depreciation and power-grid management—are addressed, […]
Hoping to squeeze every last mile out of a gallon of gas? Automakers have been launching a flood of new “eco” models designed to do just that. But a new report warns that the minimal extra mileage isn’t worth the hefty price tag – which in some cases would require as much as 38 years […]
No.1: Watch for more certified pre-owned perks like satellite radio… No. 2: Strong resale values for small cars officially over… No. 3: What is too high a price per gallon — $5? Click for No. 4 and 5.
No.1: Watch for more certified pre-owned perks like satellite radio… No. 2: Strong resale values for small cars officially over… No. 3: What is too high a price per gallon — $5?.. No. 4: There’s a growing market niche in used natural gas vehicles… No. 5: Rental and fleet remarketing has been strong, and so […]