The Auto Business Is Shrinking As The World Reaches ‘Peak Car’ — And It’s Dragging

Car & Automotive,automotive industry,Car & Mechanical,Car & Classic,motorcycleTransport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations, together with roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (together with fueling docks and gasoline stations ) and seaports Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. Due to its low density, it’s not simple to store natural gas or to move it by automobile. Pure gasoline pipelines are impractical throughout oceans, for the reason that gas must be cooled down and compressed, as the friction within the pipeline causes the gas to warmth up. Many present pipelines in America are close to reaching their capability, prompting some politicians representing northern states to speak of potential shortages. The big trade cost implies that natural gasoline markets are globally a lot less built-in, causing significant worth … Read More

What problem is the Apple Car trying to solve?

The Apple Car won’t be unveiled until it’s ready. It’s the slow-and-steady approach Apple often takes when working on a new product. The Cupertino-based company usually opts to stand back and evaluate the marketplace, carefully dissecting problem areas and finding ways to improve. This is most evidenced by the iPhone.

If Apple wanted to, it could have created a handset to compete with the PalmPilots and BlackBerrys of 2005. Yet, Steve Jobs and co. focused on creating a paragon of technology, rather than a version of what was currently available. Apple instead developed technologies that could fulfill that vision. Of course, after the iPhone was unveiled, the market shifted completely. Apple could do the same with car world. Maybe.

There’s a reason Apple has not created a Tesla competitor yet, even though Apple Car rumors have been swirling since 2014. Just like it did with the iPhone, Apple is developing

Read More

Foxconn chairman says expects ‘limited impact’ from chip shortage on clients

TAIPEI – The chairman of Apple Inc supplier Foxconn said on Saturday he expects his company and its clients will face only “limited impact” from a chip shortage that has rattled the global automotive and semiconductor industries.

“Since most of the customers we serve are large customers, they all have proper precautionary planning,” said Liu Young-way, chairman of the manufacturing conglomerate formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd

“Therefore, the impact on these large customers is there, but limited,” he told reporters.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
AAPL APPLE INC. 129.87 +0.16 +0.12%

EPIC GAMES TAKES APPLE FIGHT TO EU ANTITRUST REGULATORS

Liu said he expected the company to do well in the first half of 2021, “especially as the pandemic is easing and demand is still being sustained.”

The global spread of COVID-19

Read More

How often should I start my car and let it idle in cold weather? Answer: Don’t.

InvestorPlace

10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Their Payouts

There are two types of dividend stocks: those that increase their annual dividend payments year after year, often referred to as Dividend Aristocrats, and those that grow their annual dividends by double-digit percentages every year. In early January, Rob Carrick, one of Canada’s best personal finance columnists, wrote an article about dividend stocks that doubled their payouts over the past 10 years. With an assist from Tom Connolly of DividendGrowth.ca, they’ve put together a list of stocks that have delivered 10-year annualized dividend growth of 7.2%. InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Why 7.2%? That’s the amount of growth you’d need based on the Rule of 72 — 72 divided by 7.2% equals 10– the number of years growth required to double a company’s dividend payout. Now the names on the list, while excellent businesses, are mostly traded exclusively

Read More