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Here’s how your car’s 360-degree cameras give you that bird’s eye view



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360-degree cameras have changed the way we drive, manoeuvre and park our cars. But, while many South Africans have come to rely on this piece of tech, there is little understanding surrounding how they actually work. We took long, hard look at the equipment to give you a better view of how it all works.

360-degree cameras: How do they work?

Essentially this piece of tech combines the efforts of cameras that are mounted all over your car.  There are normally four cameras – displaying a rear, front, left and right camera view – and they boast very wide-angle lenses. This is because the idea is to show the motorist as much information about what is happening around the car as possible.

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One of the cars boasting this piece of tech, is the

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A Car Could Drive Apple’s Market Cap to $3 Trillion, Analyst Says. Here’s How.

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Apple has the resources to make a car, says Citi analyst Jim Suva.


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Car is coming, and it could be spectacular. At least, that’s what Citi analyst Jim Suva thinks.

In a deep-dive research note Friday, Suva writes that entering the automotive market could be the catalyst that drives Apple’s market capitalization to $3 trillion from $2 trillion. While there has been plenty of talk about an Apple car, the company hasn’t addressed the possibility, and has a policy of not discussing future product plans.

“Yes, we do believe Apple will likely make an Apple Car via outsourced production and that this will be part of the road for Apple to travel from a $2 trillion market cap to $3 trillion,” Suva writes.

He concedes that cars would have margins below the current corporate average, but thinks the returns to Apple would be

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Not driving can hurt your car. Here’s what to do to prevent that.

If the pandemic has you working from home, shopping more online and drastically reducing any other travel, it might be time for you to think about the last time you drove your car. The fact is, a car left parked for three weeks or longer needs attention just as much as one driven on a more regular basis.

According to the Maine Department of Transportation, there was a 30 percent drop in vehicle miles traveled in the state in the early months of the pandemic. Traffic since then has picked up, but at the end of December, it was still between 6 and 9 percent lower than the same weeks in 2019.

Here are a few things you should do if you find yourself not using your car for weeks at a time.

Don’t park on empty

According to Josh Reardon, owner of Reardon’s Automotive and Diagnostics in Bangor,

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Buying a car will be even more of a nightmare this summer as inventory dries up. Here’s what you need to know if you’re shopping around.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t tank the used car market like many thought it would.

  • Currently, used car demand is strong because new car inventory is down.

  • It’s still possible to get a good deal; you just have to act fast and be flexible and patient.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Just because there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to worry about, it doesn’t also mean you have to hit pause on all aspects of your life. Perhaps you’re thinking about buying a car this summer. 

Business Insider spoke with Tom McParland, who runs a service called Automatch Consulting that helps people buy cars, about some advice. 

As he writes for the automotive site, Jalopnik, McParland warned that this year’s Fourth of July car deals might not be as great as people expect because of low inventory, cheap financing being walked back

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