Xplore Technologies, based in Austin, Tex., is a $78 million manufacturer of rugged tablets, and as its CEO and president, Mark Holleran, puts it, “Rugged tablets are all we do, and we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years.&rdquo...
OPEC quintupled its forecast for sales of plug-in EVs, and oil producers from Exxon Mobil Corp. to BP Plc also revised up their outlooks in the past year.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google beat Apple by three years in releasing AR tools, but its features are on very few phones and haven’t gained wide acceptance.
The production acceleration will be slow at first.
Cars could hold the promise of a giant new market for solar panels from Panasonic, which also is partnered with Tesla Inc. in making batteries at its Gigafactory outside Las Vegas.
Parts makers, a once relatively stable business, will need to be increasingly nimble as the car companies and technology giants wrestle over the automobiles and trucks of the future.
“I don’t think anyone should bet against Apple. I personally think AR is going to be a really important next computing platform that can succeed the mobile phone. It’s a few years off.”
Apple is expected to present new hardware at its Worldwide Developers Conference for the first time in four years, including new tablets and laptops.
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Amazon decided to build its own traffic-control system after concluding what’s available isn’t adequate for a large fleet of autonomous drones.