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Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. Bartholomew Taylor dealt with homelessness and a series of odd jobs that went nowhere until joining BYD two years ago. Now his job, along with those of other BYD union workers, is threatened by legislation on the purchase of buses or rail cars from Chinese-owned or Chinese-domiciled companies. Steve McCauley looked for work closer to home because he missed his family life while he was a long-haul truck driver. Now he is one of hundreds of BYD union workers whose jobs are threatened by recently passed legislation. Danny Cervantes was tired of commuting to the Los Angeles area when he joined BYD three years ago after working on construction. He is one of hundreds of BYD union workers whose jobs are threatened by recently passed legislation. Sara Serrano wanted to stay local to the Antelope Valley, joining BYD in April after working in the medical field in another state. She is one of hundreds of BYD union workers whose jobs are threatened by recently passed legislation. Brian Rodriguez, a Marine Corps veteran, started with BYD...

The all-electric Honda e is bringing its side view mirrors inside

Honda e, the compact electric vehicle that’s coming to market in spring 2020, is bringing its side-view mirrors inside. The company confirmed Tuesday that its side-camera-mirror system, which was on the prototype version, will be a standard feature when the car enters production.  The side-camera-mirror system includes two six-inch screens, situated on the left and right sides of the dashboard, that provide live images of traffic. Honda argues that the tech reduces aerodynamic drag by 90% compared to conventional door mirrors, for an overall 3.8% improvement for the entire vehicle. This, in turn, can help with the battery’s efficiency and range. The mirrors also improve visibility, Honda says, adding that the camera unit housings are shaped to prevent water drops on the lens. The lens also has a water-repellent coating to prevent residual water build up. The driver can choose two views, normal and wide, via the vehicle settings. The two views extend the field of vision and helps reduce blind spots by about 10% in normal and about 50% when using the wide option, Honda claims. If the driver puts the vehicle in reverse, guidelines appear on the side-view screens. As lighting condit...