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Transportation 2020-07-09T01:04:00Z
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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.
Tech 2020-07-08T21:21:38Z
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Kanye West says Elon Musk is advising him on his presidential bid. Here's how their friendship began and everything that's happened since.

Musk and West have been friends since at least 2011, when the musician and fashion designer toured a SpaceX facility with Musk.
Transportation 2020-07-08T21:19:00Z
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Tesla's stock keeps ripping higher — helping Elon Musk get even closer to his second $1.8 billion pay day

The billionaire takes no salary from Tesla, but if the company hits an elaborate set of goals he'll take home billions in stock options.
Transportation 2020-07-08T21:00:19Z

Theme parks in Japan are discouraging screaming on roller coasters to slow coronavirus spread, with one park urging riders to 'Please scream inside your heart'

Guidelines set forth by Japan's theme-park associations recommend that thrill-seekers practice physical distancing, wear masks, and avoid screaming.
Transportation 2020-07-08T18:09:23Z

This company turns Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, Ram ProMasters into semi-custom camper vans starting at $34,995 — here's how it works

The base package layouts and furnishings are all standardized, allowing Titan Vans to convert its vans in a cost and time effective manner.
Premium Transportation 2020-07-08T18:04:34Z

A top industry executive says there are 3 major players in autonomous vehicles, and Waymo, the most talked-about company in the business, isn't one of them

An AV company needs money, a talented software team, and close ties to an automaker to become a major player in the industry, Karl Iagnemma said.
Transportation 2020-07-08T17:54:48Z

Microsoft collaborated with Bridgestone on system that alerts drivers immediately when they get a nail in their tire

Tires are probably the most important part of your car and a new system developed by Microsoft and Bridgestone helps drivers attention to them.
Premium Transportation 2020-07-08T15:40:00Z

The CEO of private jet firm Jet Linx reveals why it just acquired one of its competitors — and why he wants his company to 'charge ahead' during the pandemic

Jet Linx is expanding during one of the worst economic periods for the US and betting heavily that travel will recover even as the pandemic rages on.
Transportation 2020-07-08T15:30:00Z

United Airlines will warn 36,000 workers of possible layoffs — more than a third of its entire workforce

United Airlines said it would send furlough or layoff warnings to 36,000 frontline employees, citing the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on travel demand.
Transportation 2020-07-08T15:22:00Z

A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing after hail made the plane's nose collapse

The Delta aircraft was flying low over New Jersey when pilots reported an issue and decided to head to Kennedy Airport instead of LaGuardia.
Tech 2020-07-08T15:04:57Z

Jeff Bezos' October surprise (no, he's not running for president)

This week in Trending, we take a look at Amazon's latest plans for its delayed Prime Day, Palantir's IPO, and the battle between Tesla and Toyota.
Transportation 2020-07-08T14:45:00Z

Panasonic's CEO says Elon Musk is a genius — but can be be 'overly optimistic'

"I believe only geniuses can hold onto big visions, and a genius I know is Elon Musk," Kazuhiro Tsuga said at an event for young entrepreneurs.
Transportation 2020-07-08T14:14:28Z

This extremely rare 1965 Ford GT race car could fetch $10 million at auction — here's why it's a collector's dream

The only open-top Ford GT to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is up for sale, and it'll likely cost a fortune.
Transportation 2020-07-08T14:06:58Z

Elon Musk's Boring Company is hosting a competition to see who can dig tunnels faster than a snail

Despite centuries of innovation, tunneling is still expensive and slow — something Elon Musk thinks he can improve upon.
Transportation 2020-07-08T12:48:00Z

A custom car company makes $250,000 Land Rover Defender SUVs with Corvette V8 engines — check out the Twisted NA-V8

Twisted is a UK-based company that builds custom Land Rover Defenders with two V8 options, both sourced from the Chevrolet Corvette.
Transportation 2020-07-07T22:12:23Z

United Airlines is warning of tens of thousands of possible layoffs as new coronavirus outbreaks across the US slam the airline industry

United said that demand started to fall as soon as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut issued a quarantine requirement for people from hotspots.
Transportation 2020-07-07T20:03:15Z

BMW wants customers to pay a subscription fee to use features the car already has installed, like a heated steering wheel or adaptive cruise control

BMW's new setup is similar to Tesla's, which famously offers over-the-air updates for customers long after purchase.
Transportation 2020-07-07T18:24:03Z

American Airlines says people signed their pets up for frequent-flyer programs to try and scam big mileage bonuses from credit card offers

American Airlines said users fraudulently opened frequent-flyer accounts using fake names in order to apply for credit cards and get more miles.
Tech 2020-07-07T17:01:00Z

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today

Here's the the pitch deck Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before it became a $120 billion company.
Transportation 2020-07-07T16:35:00Z

Boeing will reportedly stop making its iconic 747 Jumbo Jet after 50 years of passenger flight — here's the history of how the iconic plane changed the world

The iconic American-made Boeing 747 jumbo jet revolutionized the aviation industry and blazed a trail for future aircraft to come.
Transportation 2020-07-07T15:56:54Z

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are teaming up to create COVID-era safety standards after the virus brought cruises to a halt

Cruise-industry giants are working together to develop coronavirus safety standards, underscoring the massive effort required to set sail safely.
Premium Transportation 2020-07-07T15:23:00Z

Tesla is transforming how cars are sold. But 27 insiders say the company's methods mean slashed pay and living in constant fear of getting laid off.

Business Insider spoke with 27 current and former Tesla sales employees about the changes the company has made to their jobs and how it sells cars.
Premium Transportation 2020-07-07T14:28:00Z
Transportation 2020-07-07T13:02:59Z

Wealthy Mercedes customers are flocking to a program that lets them create personalized cars by customizing everything from leather stitching to carpet color — see how

The customized Mercedes are called "Kundenwunschsonderfahrzeug," or "Customer Wish Special Vehicles," and demand has shot up over 200% for 2020 models.
Transportation 2020-07-07T06:06:35Z

Elon Musk and other competitors rushed to support Rocket Lab after the startup's founder apologized for losing 7 satellites in a launch failure

When Peter Beck of Rocket Lab said he was "incredibly sorry" for losing his customers' satellites, the company saw a surge of public support.
Transportation 2020-07-06T21:36:00Z

Japan's bullet train has a new model that can run even during an earthquake. Here's the history of the country's iconic high-speed railway.

The newest bullet train can run on a lithium-ion battery during emergencies, like earthquakes or power outages.
Transportation 2020-07-06T21:33:38Z

Airlines saw a spike in passenger volume for the July 4th holiday weekend, but the numbers are still dismal for the industry

US airlines had their best weekend since March, but numbers remain far below normal, and new coronavirus spikes put the travel recovery at risk.
Transportation 2020-07-06T21:17:59Z

The new Toyota Supra now comes with 2 different engine choices, and I drove them both. See why they're very different sports cars.

Both versions of the new Supra are compelling, with the 3.0 offering more straight-ahead velocity and the 2.0 providing a lighter, dartier vibe.
Transportation 2020-07-06T19:36:52Z

Qatar Airways is now requiring all passengers wear a face shield in addition to masks — except in business class

Qatar Airways is among the first global airlines to take its requirements to this level as it attempts to reinspire confidence in air travel.
Transportation 2020-07-06T19:12:00Z

'I am incredibly sorry that we failed': Rocket Lab's 13th space mission didn't reach orbit on Saturday, losing 7 small satellites in the process

An Electron launch vehicle built by Rocket Lab failed to deliver seven small satellites to orbit minutes after liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday.
Tech 2020-07-06T18:56:14Z

Several Silicon Valley companies were listed as coronavirus paycheck loan recipients — but some say they never applied for loans in the first place

The PPP loans are meant to enable businesses to continue paying staff even as their revenue takes a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transportation 2020-07-06T14:53:42Z

Why a $685 e-scooter was my best quarantine purchase

I took my scooter on what I described as the "Big Scoot": a voyage from Uptown Manhattan to the depths of Brooklyn.
Transportation 2020-07-06T14:18:06Z

Tesla salespeople say years of layoffs and furloughs have made them doubt their job security

"We feel like there's an axe over our head every day at Tesla," said a current salesperson who works on the West Coast.
Transportation 2020-07-06T13:44:00Z

The new Ford F-150's coolest feature is a in-car desk that folds down next to the driver's seat — see what it looks like

The new Ford F-150 has many cool features, but the best one is the Interior Work Surface option.
Tech 2020-07-06T12:59:00Z

Uber is buying Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal as it leans on food delivery to make up for coronavirus losses

Uber says the deal will help it eventually reach profitability, something it has struggled to do for years.
Tech 2020-07-06T10:27:03Z

Elon Musk started triumphantly selling literal red satin Tesla short shorts to celebrate the firm's stock climbing, and it crashed Tesla's online store

Musk has used short shorts to taunt Tesla short-sellers in the past. He started selling them on Sunday after the firm's stock spiked.
Transportation 2020-07-06T10:15:00Z

Ford isn't just bringing back the legendary Bronco — it's making it into a dedicated off-roading brand

The new Bronco will arrive as a two-door, four-door, and Sport model. Ford is also launching a series of off-road adventures for Bronco owners.
Premium Transportation 2020-07-05T16:52:00Z

Hydrogen vs. electric: Nikola's CEO reveals why businesses should buy the Nikola Two hydrogen-fueled truck instead of the battery-powered Tesla Semi

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has mocked hydrogen fuel cells, but NIkola CEO Mark Russell believes they have an advantage over batteries.
Transportation 2020-07-05T16:45:00Z

Stick-shifts are vanishing from cars, but I still love them and hope they never go away completely — here are my favorites, ranked

Stick-shifts are disappearing from the automotive landscape. But one can still option a manual on some performance cars and pickup trucks.
Transportation 2020-07-05T16:43:00Z

How the cheapest Tesla Model 3 at $40,000 matches up against a loaded $45,000 Nissan Leaf.

The Leaf has been in the electric-vehicle market for longer, but the Model 3 is among the best cars I've ever driven.
Transportation 2020-07-05T15:14:00Z

A US senator wants to propose legislation blocking middle seats on planes after he flew on a crowded American Airlines flight

Sen. Jeff Merkley blasted American Airlines on Twitter after a crowded flight, asking "how many Americans will die because you fill middle seats."
Transportation 2020-07-05T13:34:00Z

I flew on the 4 biggest US airlines during the pandemic to see which is handling it best, and found one blew the rest out of the water

I found that, above all, social distancing is a concept that varies depending on which airline you choose to fly on during the pandemic.
Transportation 2020-07-05T13:12:00Z

We're at the halfway point of 2020, now see all the coolest car interiors I've tested so far this year — from Ferraris to Lamborghinis to Porsches and more

In the 2020s, premium interiors now exist side-by-side with a lot of technology: owners expect their vehicles to be like rolling smartphones.
Transportation 2020-07-05T12:49:00Z

Bombardier just delivered its first Global 5500, a $46 million private jet that can fly nearly 7,000 miles – see inside

Bombardier's Global 5500 will go head to head with the Gulfstream G500 and already bests the American plane in cabin width and range.
Transportation 2020-07-05T12:37:00Z

The list of the 30 'most American' cars of 2020 includes all 3 Tesla models in the top 10 — see the full ranking

The study, conducted by, found that the Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee, and Tesla Model 3 are the most American-made vehicles.
Transportation 2020-07-05T12:36:00Z

Ford just added 3 new off-road performance packages for the Ranger pickup to make it more rugged — see their coolest features

Ford's new off-road performance kits are likely the closest you'll get to getting a Ford Ranger Raptor — for now.
Transportation 2020-07-05T12:20:00Z

This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than $20,000. See inside the design from one of the newest camper converters.

Founder Kevin Marquardt has been converting vans for several years but officially formed his Oregon-based company in May.
Transportation 2020-07-05T12:07:00Z

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.

You have to be patient, flexible, and willing to cast a wide net when buying a car this summer during the pandemic.
Transportation 2020-07-05T11:32:00Z

Tesla has surpassed Toyota to become more valuable than the Japanese carmaker, but Tesla isn't actually worth more.

Toyota has been extremely valuable for decades, while Tesla has only recently been deemed exceptionally valuable by investors.
Tech 2020-07-05T11:32:00Z

Here's how Lordstown Motors' new Endurance electric pickup truck compares to Tesla's Cybertruck

The Endurance shares several similarities with the single-motor rear-wheel-drive Cybertruck, such as the towing capacity and range.
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