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Transportation 2021-04-19T22:47:35Z
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United is going on the offensive against rival Southwest in another spat with competitors

United isn't pulling any punches and calls out Southwest in a new ad campaign for its on-time performance, lack of non-stop routes, and open seating policy.
Science 2021-04-19T22:13:42Z
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SpaceX is preparing to test-fly a new Starship after the last four exploded. It could return NASA astronauts to the moon.

Every high-flying Starship so far has exploded, but NASA says it will help SpaceX turn the mega-rocket into a moon lander for astronauts.
Transportation 2021-04-19T21:37:00Z
Tesla Texas crash.

A Tesla crash killed 2 people in Texas. ities say nobody was driving — and the fire took 32,000 gallons of water to extinguish

The crash comes amid scrutiny of Tesla's Autopilot technology but CEO Elon Musk said Monday the car was not using it at the time of the incident.
Politics 2021-04-19T21:05:38Z

State Department to issue 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' for 'approximately 80%' of countries worldwide due to coronavirus spread

The directive comes as the State Department says it is following the CDC's assessments more closely.
Transportation 2021-04-19T20:41:16Z

United and Delta will offer daily flights to Iceland and Greece this summer, the first European destinations to open to vaccinated Americans

Service begins in late May for Delta and early July for United as the European Union continues limiting international travelers.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-19T20:39:53Z

Inside Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's 4-year quest to root out the toxic culture that nearly sank the world's most valuable startup

Insider spoke with 21 current and former Uber employees about CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's efforts to cleanse the company of its scandal-plagued legacy.
Transportation 2021-04-19T20:07:09Z

Watch a disgruntled Tesla owner jump on top of a car at the Shanghai auto show

The woman yelled about Tesla cars having defective brakes before being dragged away by security, several news outlets reported.
Transportation 2021-04-19T19:01:48Z

The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline

In 1988, Donald Trump bought an airline, but within 18 months, it lost over $125 million. We talked to three former employees of Trump Shuttle.
Transportation 2021-04-19T16:28:35Z

Toyota has unveiled the first of 15 new electric vehicles it plans to sell by 2025

The bZ4X is a compact SUV that looks similar to Toyota's RAV4, but has several distinctive features, including a yoke steering wheel.
Transportation 2021-04-19T16:19:04Z

The bosses of the Suez Canal say the excavator operator who helped free the Ever Given is getting his overtime pay, plus a bonus

After Insider interviewed Abdullah Abdul-Gawad, whose digger helped free the Ever Given, the Suez Canal ity said he got his overtime.
Transportation 2021-04-19T16:14:35Z

US regulators are investigating the deadly Tesla crash where nobody was driving

US safety regulators will investigate a Saturday crash involving a Tesla with nobody driving.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-19T13:14:06Z

Magna's CEO reveals the little-known auto giant's game plan for outpacing GM, Tesla, and Rivian in a post-pandemic industry

Magna's stock has rallied over the past 12 months. CEO Swamy Kotagiri thinks the Canada-based firm is in an ideal competitive position.
Transportation 2021-04-19T10:47:26Z

Volkswagen is not closing its factory in Xinjiang as long as it's 'economically feasible,' exec says

Reports have connected forced labor by detained Uyghur Muslims to major global companies that do business in the Xinjiang region.
Transportation 2021-04-18T14:57:03Z

Mercedes will bring a compact electric SUV to the US in 2022 — check out the EQB

The Mercedes-Benz EQB will hit US dealerships following the EQS, the German automaker's flagship luxury EV.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-18T12:52:00Z

Startup cofounders reveal their plan to solve the EV industry's crucial cost problem by remaking the lithium-ion battery

As innovations rocket into the EV battery market, the challenge will be which solutions can survive the need to scale to meet demand.
Transportation 2021-04-18T12:47:00Z

The 19 electric vehicles you can buy new right now, from Mini's $30,000 hatchback to Porsche's $185,000 super sedan

With 19 options on the market, there's never been a better time to buy an EV — whether you're in the market for a six-figure sport sedan or a compact hatchback.

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Transportation 2021-04-18T12:36:00Z

I flew on Southwest and Alaska, the two airlines competing to be the best of the West Coast and the winner is abundantly clear

Both are boosting their presence in the region but only one has a truly distinct West Coast vibe while the other is quite generic.
Tech 2021-04-18T12:15:00Z

Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been working on a secretive airship company for over 4 years. Here's how the billionaire plans to use the 'air yacht' to deliver humanitarian aid.

If Sergey Brin has anything to do with it, the future of humanitarian aid could come in the form of massive airships roaming the skies.
Transportation 2021-04-18T11:35:00Z

I visited the newly renovated AmEx Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas airport and it was the best way to spend a layover in Sin City

American Express Platinum cardholders pay $550 per year to access travel perks that include access to these high-end airport lounges.
News 2021-04-18T10:47:08Z

The operators of the Ever Given may be forced to unload its 18,000 cargo containers onto other ships, report says

Ever Given's operators are facing mounting pressure to deliver their goods to customers while the ship is trapped in legal limbo in the Suez Canal.
Transportation 2021-04-17T23:02:00Z

Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers and Businesses

In The Drones 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the future of the drone market and examines how high it will fly.
Transportation 2021-04-17T14:20:00Z

After taking 13 flights on Frontier Airlines, I've figured how to get the best experience for the cheapest price. Here's what to know.

Frontier boasts its dirt-cheap tickets but extra fees can add to the total cost. Here's how I avoid them and still get a great flying experience.
Tech 2021-04-17T13:15:00Z

The US produces just 12% of the world's computer chip supply. Here's why it's trailing China when it comes to manufacturing and how it plans to get ahead.

The US doesn't incentivize chip-making as foreign governments do, but President Biden has a $50 billion plan to boost domestic manufacturing.
Transportation 2021-04-17T13:05:45Z

Boeing 737 Max planes have more electrical issues: sources

Engineers have found two more places on some Boeing 737 Max jets that have the electrical problem that led to dozens of the planes being suspended from service last week, industry sources said.
Transportation 2021-04-17T12:55:40Z

United Airlines hit with lawsuit from two passengers after a Boeing 777 engine caught fire mid-air

Two claimants against United Airlines reported suffering personal, emotional, and financial damage as a result of an engine-fire incident.
Transportation 2021-04-17T12:50:00Z

Experts reveals the best way to avoid out-of-control rental car fees as America is hit with massive nationwide shortages

The US is facing a rental-car shortage that's causing vehicles to rent for upwards of $700 per day in some markets.
Transportation 2021-04-17T12:31:00Z

A self-flying Cessna just completed a fully automated flight with no pilot input as startup Xwing seeks to revolutionize aviation

Pilots merely monitored the systems and spoke with air traffic control while the self-flying plane performed every other aspect of the flight on its own.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-17T12:08:00Z

How Denmark's only supercar maker plans to go from a niche brand building 5 cars per year to a global name

While Danish supercar maker Zenvo's cars might not be as familiar as Ferraris or Bugattis, get used to them. The company wants to go global, and soon.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-17T11:07:00Z

Apple can definitely build a car — but it wouldn't want to sell it in the US

It's unlikely that Apple builds a car in the US, or even builds a car. There is hope for a China-only Apple Car, however.
Transportation 2021-04-17T09:59:00Z

Video shows a woman dragged by hair and flight attendants punched during a mass brawl about overhead lockers

A woman's hair was yanked and several passengers were punched shortly before a flight from Istanbul Airport was due to depart.
Transportation 2021-04-17T09:00:00Z

This $50,000 attachment turns your Tesla Cybertruck into a campervan — and it even comes with a Starlink dish

Stream It's CyberLandr fits in normal parking spaces and comes with a kitchen, a water-filtration system, and voice automation.
Science 2021-04-16T22:42:30Z

NASA has chosen SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on the moon

Elon Musk has said that SpaceX's mega-spaceship could fly astronauts to the moon within a few years. But first the Starships have to stop blowing up.
Transportation 2021-04-16T16:16:49Z

Washington state sets 2030 target date for banning the sale of gas-powered cars

The state's target date for phasing out the sale of combustion-engine passenger cars is five years sooner than California's goal.
Transportation 2021-04-16T15:25:20Z

Elon Musk's The Boring Company scrubbed any mention of its LA and DC tunnels from its website, leaving the future of those projects in doubt

The removal of the projects, which were announced several years ago, is a sign the plans might never come to fruition.
Retail 2021-04-16T15:15:24Z

Amazon is reportedly creating a furniture-assembly service that would task delivery drivers with building items for customers

If the customer doesn't like the item after it's assembled or installed, the delivery driver would have to take it back, according to a new report.
Transportation 2021-04-16T14:53:37Z

Tesla settles lawsuit with former employee accused of stealing Autopilot trade secrets

Former Tesla engineer Guangzhi Cao will pay the EV maker an undisclosed sum after the automaker sued Cao for copying its Autopilot source code.
Transportation 2021-04-16T14:36:16Z

The CDC's suggestion to block middle seats on planes is flawed but I'm still in favor of it after taking 32 flights during the pandemic

Blocked middle seats gave me peace of mind when I returned to the skies during the pandemic. Now, future returning travelers will be deprived of that.
Transportation 2021-04-16T13:18:44Z

A 'perfect storm' is causing massive rental-car shortages, and prices are skyrocketing up to $700 a day in popular destinations

A rental-car shortage is pummeling the US and may only get worse as more people travel.
Transportation 2021-04-16T13:00:00Z

Jeff Lane's $10 million collection of rare and odd cars

Jeff Lane has a particular taste in cars. His estimated $10 million collection ranges from propeller-powered cars to a Monopoly car replica.
Transportation 2021-04-16T12:17:09Z

Photos show Elon Musk and a Cybertruck prototype visiting the automaker's under-construction Gigafactory in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a Cybertruck for a drive and spoke to construction workers at the automaker's factory in Austin on Thursday.
Markets 2021-04-15T22:07:49Z

An Uber shareholder is demanding more transparency about the impact of the company's lobbying efforts

The Teamsters General Fund wants Uber investors to demand more info about what it called "highly innovative" but "controversial" grassroots lobbying.
Transportation 2021-04-15T21:42:57Z

Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them

Delta's seat blocking policy ends on May 1. It cost the airline up to $150 million in potential revenue for March alone as more Americans fly.
Transportation 2021-04-15T21:08:20Z

The US is facing a supply-chain crisis as 21 cargo ships float off the coast of LA waiting to dock

Port delays in Southern California are helping drive shortages and delivery delays in the US, as massive cargo ships wait weeks to dock and unload.
Transportation 2021-04-15T21:02:19Z

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz debuts as a compact and stylish alternative to bulky pickups

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz brings something brand new to US pickup market. It goes on sale this summer.
Transportation 2021-04-15T18:25:18Z

Matchbox will sell an eco-friendly Tesla Roadster toy, and you'll probably be able to buy one before the real thing

The 99%-recycled Tesla Roadster goes on sale in 2022. It's part of Mattel's push toward environmental sustainability.
Transportation 2021-04-15T16:08:31Z

Mercedes-Benz unveils its first EV for the US, the luxurious EQS sedan with a 478-mile range and screens galore

Mercedes didn't say how much the EQS will cost when it goes on sale this fall, but it's likely to run you roughly $100,000 to start.
Transportation 2021-04-15T15:26:33Z

Walmart is investing in Cruise, GM's self-driving car company

Walmart says it wants to use the technology to bring self-driving delivery to customers and aid in last-mile logistics.
Travel 2021-04-15T14:01:29Z

4 award-winning airplane cabin designs show that the future of flying could look like coffee shops or gaming lounges

The winning designs for Hamburg Aviation's 14th Crystal Cabin Award were recently announced. Four of these concepts show what the future of cabins could be.
Transportation 2021-04-15T13:56:47Z

Cruise's head of artificial intelligence wants the autonomous-car startup to be defined by its AI innovation

Hussein Mehanna thinks machine learning is going to set Cruise apart, and he told Insider how companies could become "AI natives" in the future.
Premium Transportation 2021-04-15T13:24:08Z

Elon Musk wants Tesla to be big in Texas. Here's where he should be focusing his efforts instead.

Tesla is building a factory in the state and Musk is becoming a longhorn. But the carmaker really needs more plants in China.
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