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Transportation 2020-09-26T16:40:47Z
Tesla autopilot

A Tesla Model 3 in China was caught on video smashing into a fake pedestrian in an automatic braking test

The clip was widely shared on Weibo and Twitter. In the US, AAA found problems with Tesla's braking assistance last year.
Transportation 2020-09-26T12:42:00Z
Tesla battery day

Tesla's new 'tabless' cell design is 'brilliant,' said a top battery researcher

Tesla's new 4680 battery cell is an "A-plus," according to Shirley Meng, a scientist from the University of California San Diego.
Transportation 2020-09-26T12:34:00Z
2021 BMW M3 and M4_1

BMW's most iconic sports car wears a wild grille and starts at $69,900 — check out the brand-new M3

That grille, oh my God that grille. It's bigger than ever. What do you think: good, or the stuff of nightmares?
Transportation 2020-09-26T12:34:00Z

New York's transit system is in a financial crisis — but saving it is vital to the US economy, experts say

If the MTA doesn't receive billions in emergency federal aid, experts warn that the effects on the regional and national economy could be devastating.
Transportation 2020-09-26T12:03:00Z

California's ban of gas-powered cars by 2035 looks great for Tesla, but could distract the young automaker from its best chance to grow

Gavin Newsom's executive order could be seen as a potential distraction from a much bigger opportunity for Tesla to grow outside of the US.
Transportation 2020-09-26T11:09:00Z

The Telluride SUV proves Hyundai and Kia are no longer underdogs in the US. But there's still work to do.

Simply look at the Hyundai Veloster N, Genesis G80, and especially the Kia Telluride to know that South Korean automakers are doing something cool.
Science 2020-09-26T09:19:15Z

An airport in Finland is using dogs to detect the coronavirus, and researchers say they are 'close to 100%' accuracy

Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport is running a trial to let dogs test travelers for the coronavirus, saying it could be better than laboratory tests.
Transportation 2020-09-25T21:21:03Z

BMW is paying $18 million to settle claims it inflated its car sales

The SEC accused BMW of inflating its sales figures by having its North American dealers designate cars as sold when they were still on the market.
Transportation 2020-09-25T21:04:13Z

The FAA's chief will fly the Boeing 737 Max himself, as his agency moves closer to approving the plane's return to passenger service

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will pilot a Boeing 737 Max on September 30, testing the plane himself before clearing it to fly again.
Transportation 2020-09-25T19:15:00Z

How Compact Cars Can Jump Football Fields In Rally Races

Most rally cars are made from tiny little compact cars, but can jump hundreds of feet. We explore how their design makes them capable of this.
Transportation 2020-09-25T17:22:38Z

Uber's recovery is slowing down as a second coronavirus wave hits countries around the world, JPMorgan says

The bank's analysts say Uber will still turn a profit within a year, despite its recent struggles in the pandemic.
Science 2020-09-25T17:22:00Z

Tesla will face challenges with a new battery technology, experts say

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Transportation 2020-09-25T17:21:45Z

Insider Transportation: Tesla's big, bad battery plan 'stretches the bounds of imagination'

Get a full breakdown of Tesla's Battery Day, plus the latest from Nikola, Airbus, Delta, and more transportation news.
Transportation 2020-09-25T16:16:41Z

The CEO of air taxi firm Hopscotch Air sees the pandemic as an opportunity to replace airlines as they abandon regional routes – here's how he plans to do it

Hopscotch CEO Andrew Schmertz is planning to use air taxis to fill the gaps left by airlines as they pull out of regional markets to save costs.
Transportation 2020-09-25T15:30:00Z

Qantas sold 1,000 wine-stuffed bar carts from its retired 747 fleet in just 2 hours

Qantas packed the bar carts full of wine, snacks, and candy, and sold them for more than $1,000 each.
Transportation 2020-09-25T13:59:50Z

Harley-Davidson quits India after struggling to crack the world's largest motorcycle market

Harley-Davidson is shutting down manufacturing and scaling back sales operations in India, where it often sold fewer than 3,000 bikes a year.
Transportation 2020-09-25T12:31:00Z

Germany's aerospace center has unveiled a concept modular electric vehicle that can change from a bus to a cargo van

The U-Shift electric vehicle, which will someday be autonomous, can be used for tasks like human transport or cargo delivery.
Transportation 2020-09-25T11:04:31Z

A woman who says she broke multiple bones when she crashed an Uber scooter is suing the firm for failing to fit turn signals

Erin Norman says she dislocated her hip and broke multiple bones when she crashed an Uber scooter in 2019. She is suing Uber and scooter company Jump.

The USPS claimed it can't restore some mail sorting machines because it 'dismantled' them

A judge had ordered the USPS and Louis DeJoy to reverse disruptive changes ahead of the election, calling them a "politically motivated attack."
Transportation 2020-09-25T00:00:00Z

These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race

In a new report, BI Intelligence takes an in-depth look at the most expansive self-driving-car tests taking place in the US, and offers insights on the leaders.
Transportation 2020-09-24T21:29:25Z

Watch the new, 1,100-horsepower Tesla Model S Plaid tear around the Laguna Seca racetrack in a new video

Tesla shared a video of the most powerful Model S yet, the Plaid, ripping around the famed Northern California track in just over 90 seconds.
Transportation 2020-09-24T21:19:00Z

A trucking giant is paying over $90,000 a year and offering $10,000 signing bonuses as a driver hiring battle heats up

Amid a driver shortage, Schneider, the fifth-largest trucker in the US, is lavishing five-figure bonuses onto those who join its ranks.
Transportation 2020-09-24T21:01:00Z

One of the world's biggest EV charging companies, backed by Big Oil and Tesla's largest investor, is joining the reverse merger craze

ChargePoint operates 115,000 charging ports globally. It's one of the biggest companies in the EV industry to go public via a so-called SPAC.
Transportation 2020-09-24T19:00:59Z

Southwest is offering its coveted companion pass, which gives you buy-one-get-one-free tickets, if you book a flight today

Travelers can get a Southwest Airlines companion pass, good for most of January and February, if they book by September 24 and fly by November 15.
Transportation 2020-09-24T17:33:31Z

Alaska Airlines is launching new West Coast routes, joining the list of US airlines switching focus to leisure travelers – here's the full list

Alaska Airlines is continuing its West Coast expansion with a focus on leisure routes as business travel shows few signs of meaningful recovery.
Personal Finance 2020-09-24T17:29:00Z

The best cheap car insurance in New York

The best cheap car insurance in New York is generally through USAA for those with good or better credit, and GEICO for drivers with poor credit.
Transportation 2020-09-24T17:09:58Z

United is testing Hawaii-bound passengers for COVID-19 to help them avoid quarantine — a move that could revive travel demand across the board

United will offer passengers heading from San Francisco to Hawaii a COVID-19 test, a bit to salvage an already grim 2021 travel season.
Transportation 2020-09-24T17:07:02Z

Nikola was reportedly in talks with oil giant BP over a possible deal before allegations of fraud plunged the startup into chaos

Nikola disputed the fraud allegations, but that hasn't stopped investors and analysts from souring on its stock, which is down 60% this month.
Transportation 2020-09-24T16:24:59Z

NY transit workers created an underground 'man cave' in Grand Central to 'get drunk and party,' MTA says

Three MTA workers allegedly converted an unused storage room into a full-blown lounge, complete with a TV, futon, air bed, and microwave.
Premium Tech News 2020-09-24T15:12:00Z
Premium Transportation 2020-09-24T15:11:00Z

Musk's Battery Day plan 'stretches the bounds of imagination,' but experts say the ambitious gambit will help Tesla fend off competition from GM and VW

Tesla announced during its "Battery Day" presentation a variety of innovations the company says will cut costs and boost performance.
Transportation 2020-09-24T10:04:24Z

Tesla, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz are suing the Trump administration over tariffs on Chinese car parts

Tesla is demanding a refund, with interest, from the Trump administration over the tariffs it has paid on car parts.
Transportation 2020-09-24T01:03:00Z

BIG TECH IN TRANSPORTATION: Strategies legacy players can deploy to limit the threat to their market position

This report examines the moves that Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon are making to gain a larger foothold in the transportation industry.
Transportation 2020-09-23T19:14:25Z

Tesla's network appeared to briefly go down, forcing some frustrated car owners to use physical keys instead of their phones

The outage Wednesday morning meant drivers couldn't pair their phone with their car using Tesla's mobile app.
Transportation 2020-09-23T19:03:32Z

Volkswagen made 4 key moves to give the all-electric ID.4 a shot at outselling Tesla — and the gas-powered competition

Mass-appeal is a tricky thing. But Volkswagen seems to have checked all the boxes to ensure that its new EV takes off.
Transportation 2020-09-23T18:39:53Z

Elon Musk's big battery plans include another shot at his 'alien dreadnought' factory dream

Despite Tesla's bumpy history with automating its plants, Musk is still pursuing a human-light approach to building his products.
Transportation 2020-09-23T18:02:43Z

Cruise lines are willing to follow 74 'best practices' to sail again, including mandating passengers wear masks and get tested 1 to 5 days before departure

The Healthy Sail Panel sent the report to the CDC, who has until next Monday to comment. The plan has 74 points that allow for cruises to restart.
Transportation 2020-09-23T17:59:50Z

This brand-new $56 million Bombardier Global 6500 private jet can fly 6,600 nautical miles and is now for sale – see inside

The Bombardier Global 6500 is the upgraded version of the popular Global 6000 with enhances in range, efficiency, and interior amenities.
Transportation 2020-09-23T17:58:00Z

California is banning sales of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035

California is the United States' largest auto market and Gov. Newsom's announcement is one of the most drastic moves yet to curb climate change.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-09-23T17:11:00Z

The father-son billionaires behind online used-car seller Carvana saw their fortunes soar $5 billion in a day as the company projects record profits

Used cars are in high demand amid the pandemic, sending Carvana shares and the Garcias' net worths soaring.
Transportation 2020-09-23T17:03:00Z

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 2020-09-23T16:05:49Z

Delta's CEO reveals why the airline industry is nixing the change fees that once produced 3% of revenues — and how happier travelers could make up the difference

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, speaking at an investor webinar, revealed that the airline would have axed change fees even without the pandemic.
Transportation 2020-09-23T15:15:00Z

The all-electric ID.4 SUV is leading VW's charge against Tesla — here's how it compares to the Model Y

The ID.4 will aim do for electric buyers what the Beetle did so many years ago: offer an affordable, mass-market option.
Transportation 2020-09-23T15:15:00Z

Volkswagen's Tesla competitor is finally here: Meet the ID.4, a cheaper alternative to the Model Y designed to sell against America's most popular cars

The German automaker is all-in on making an affordable, fully-electric car — and admits it's following Tesla's lead on design and sales.
Transportation 2020-09-23T15:01:00Z

The 3 biggest things Elon Musk announced at Tesla's big outdoor event

Catch up on everything Musk and Tesla announced at its technology-focused "Battery Day" presentation on Tuesday.
Transportation 2020-09-23T11:57:00Z

An inside look at aerial firefighting — the high-stakes game of combatting the West's unprecedented wildfires on high

As crews fighting West Coast wildfires went airborne, Business Insider got to see how aerial firefighting helped slow the spread in Washington State.
Transportation 2020-09-22T23:56:19Z

Tesla's $135,000 Model S 'Plaid' will reach 60 mph in under 2 seconds and hit 200 mph — and you can order it now

During Tesla's first 'Battery Day' event, CEO Elon Musk showed off a brand-new version of its oldest sedan: the Model S Plaid.
Transportation 2020-09-22T23:55:54Z

Elon Musk promises a $25,000, fully autonomous Tesla 'about 3 years from now'

The move would put Tesla on track to challenge lower-priced EVs like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt.
Premium Transportation 2020-09-22T20:55:21Z

Nikola founder Trevor Milton — who stepped down Monday following fraud allegations — still owns a $2.6 billion stake in the company

While Milton has voting power for about 35% of Nikola's outstanding stock, his separation agreement requires him to follow the board's wishes.
Transportation 2020-09-22T19:51:00Z

The 8 best popular cars to buy from rental agencies as companies like Hertz offload inventory

Automotive research firm iSeeCars has compiled a list of the best used cars to buy from car rental agencies based on potential savings.
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