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Military & Defense 2021-01-21T02:04:31Z
UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter

3 US soldiers killed after a Black Hawk helicopter crashes in New York

The US soldiers and the UH-60 helicopter was said to have been in a routine training mission in New York.
Transportation 2021-01-20T23:11:45Z
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Global air routes are cutoff as the Netherlands imposes one of the strictest travel requirements worldwide to combat new COVID-19 variants

Caribbean nations with ties to the Netherlands are also impacted by the restrictions that require a negative rapid test result hours prior to travel.
Premium Tech 2021-01-20T21:37:35Z

Peter Thiel and his Silicon Valley allies advised Trump to pardon Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets and faced 18 months in prison

Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens, Anduril cofounder Palmer Luckey, and Thiel foundation president Blake Masters also advised Trump on the decision.
Transportation 2021-01-20T20:46:26Z

SpaceX may have purchased 2 oil rigs off the coast of Texas that could be turned into 'floating' Starship launchpads

Elon Musk has tweeted about floating 'spaceports' for SpaceX before, and it looks like the company may be taking steps to build them.
Transportation 2021-01-20T20:42:29Z

Mercedes-Benz's new sub-$50,000 electric crossover takes aim at one of Tesla's most crucial markets

Mercedes is still considering whether to bring the pint-sized electric crossover to the US.
Transportation 2021-01-20T18:50:15Z

Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower — see inside

Biden wanted to take Amtrak from Delaware to Washington, DC, as he did during his Senate days, but security concerns scrubbed the short-lived plan.
Transportation 2021-01-20T18:08:10Z

Ford donated 15,000 custom face masks for those attending the inauguration following months of PPE efforts and early criticism from Trump

Ford has produced PPE throughout the pandemic, including millions of ventilators, gowns, and face shields.
Transportation 2021-01-20T15:37:03Z

Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One – here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

President Trump pushed for a cheaper replacement program, resulting in the purchase of jets intended for a Russian airline instead of factory-fresh models.
Transportation 2021-01-20T14:55:13Z

The Telluride SUV proves Hyundai and Kia are no longer underdogs in the US. But they still have 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.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-20T14:30:23Z

Trump pardoned the star Google engineer who was paid $120 million, then got sentenced to prison. Here's the definitive story of Anthony Levandowski.

Together, Anthony Levandowski and Chris Urmson launched the self-driving industry. Their rivalry threatened to tear it apart.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-20T14:29:36Z

Volvo's electrified Polestar brand wants to rival Tesla's dominance by outshining it in 3 key ways

While the electric vehicle division has a long journey ahead in beating Elon Musk, it does have an edge in one major aspect — build quality.
Transportation 2021-01-20T13:28:00Z

This $5,000 EV motorcycle has wireless phone charging and costs less than some regular bicycles — see more

Meet the Sondors Metacycle: an electric motorcycle designed for urban environments. Compared to other $30,000 EV motorcycles, its price sticks out.
Transportation 2021-01-19T22:43:34Z

Royal Caribbean to sell its Azamara brand including 3 ships for $201 million as the company continues to push back 2021 sail dates

Royal Caribbean is selling its Azamara cruise line to Sycamore Partners for $201 million in the latest cruise industry shakeup.
Transportation 2021-01-19T22:00:38Z

Amazon-backed Aurora just inked a major deal to put its self-driving software in semi trucks

The deal with Paccar, the company behind big rig names like Kenworth and Peterbilt, is a major validation for Aurora's technology.
Transportation 2021-01-19T21:17:17Z

An electric-car battery that can be charged as fast as filling up your gas tank was just shown off by a startup

The new battery can be fully charged in five minutes — hours faster than a Tesla plugged into a traditional home charger.

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Transportation 2021-01-19T19:51:28Z

SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype this week. With any luck, it won't explode.

The first time SpaceX attempted such an ambitious Starship flight, the 16-story vehicle blew up. A month later, Elon Musk's company is trying again.
Transportation 2021-01-19T19:39:44Z

Amazon-backed Rivian closes $2.65 billion funding round as it prepares to ship its first electric SUVs and pickups

One of the most promising competitors to Tesla, the startup has now raised some $8 billion since the start of 2019.
Transportation 2021-01-19T18:01:55Z

More people moved to Tennessee, Texas, and Florida than any other states in 2020, according to data from U-Haul — see the full ranking

Tennessee, Texas, and Florida — in that order — saw the arrival of more one-way U-Haul trucks than any other states. California fell to the bottom.
Transportation 2021-01-19T17:54:39Z

A critical test of NASA's moon rocket ended abruptly on Saturday, possibly dashing hopes of launching in 2021

The Space Launch System's engines were supposed to fire together for eight minutes, but they abruptly shut down after about one minute.
Transportation 2021-01-19T17:39:49Z

Tesla wants to hire somebody to help Elon Musk handle Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for addressing customer concerns on his Twitter account, but Tesla's hiring someone to take a bit of that responsibility.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-19T16:30:08Z

Early Rivian investors explain the 3 factors that could make the Amazon-backed startup the next Tesla

Rivian has received the backing of big names like Amazon and Ford. The company's latest funding round brought in $2.7 billion.
Transportation 2021-01-19T16:23:55Z

Microsoft is the latest investor to join GM's Cruise in a round that values the self-driving firm at $30 billion

General Motors and Cruise will also switch to Microsoft's Azure cloud network as part of the deal, which sent GM's stock price soaring.
Transportation 2021-01-19T15:53:24Z

Tesla begins delivering Model Y vehicles in China, after reducing the pre-order sales price by 30%

Pre-sales of the Shanghai-manufactured SUV crossover start at 339,000 yuan ($52,074) for the long-range version.
Transportation 2021-01-19T14:30:26Z

The new GMC Hummer EV isn't just about selling a car — it's about selling an idea

Hummer always represented the most gluttonous expression of automotive ownership. Now it comes with that same look and feel, powered by electricity.
Transportation 2021-01-18T23:05:32Z

Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump said in one of the last tweets from his personal account that he would be skipping the inauguration.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-18T14:05:00Z

The nascent supersonic passenger jet industry just missed a prime shot at accelerating its path to market

When the FAA proposed a new application process for companies running faster-than-sound test flights, Boom Supersonic was hoping to get more.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-18T14:04:00Z

Magna's CEO reveals how its $1 billion deal with LG could help the auto industry giant capture the booming electric-vehicle market

Magna has been elevating its profile as electrification sweeps the auto industry, while LG also has a deal to build a battery factory with GM.
Transportation 2021-01-18T13:32:56Z

Jamie Lynn Spears called Tesla's quiet engines a 'secret cat-killer' and said Elon Musk 'owes' her some new pets, before walking back her comments in since-deleted posts

"Elon Musk, let's figure this out," actor Jamie Lynn Spears said in an Instagram post about Tesla. "You owe me a couple cats."
Premium Transportation 2021-01-18T13:31:00Z

Wall Street's new SPAC obsession is a technology Elon Musk mocks as a 'fool's errand.' Here's why investors think he's wrong.

While Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks self-driving cars don't need lidar, nearly all of his competitors disagree.
Space 2021-01-18T11:40:35Z

Watch a Virgin Orbit rocket successfully launch from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747, marking the latest entrant to the commercial space race

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket launched from a modified Boeing 747, known as Cosmic Girl, carrying 10 small satellites for NASA.
Transportation 2021-01-17T20:25:13Z

TSA 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

While TSA has a traditional role in Inauguration Day, this year may be different considering COVID-19 and a "different threat environment," TSA told Insider.
International 2021-01-17T17:31:40Z

Every single passenger on board 2 international flights to Canada informed that they were potentially exposed to COVID-19

The passengers who traveled on two Air Transat flights from Haiti to Montreal told that they are at risk of catching COVID-19.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-17T14:37:32Z

Meet the 8 electric aviation startups poised to blow past the jet age and modernize air travel and logistics, according to industry experts

Business Insider spoke with VCs and consultants who specialize in the growing electric aviation industry.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-17T14:04:00Z

Wall Street is finally rewarding GM's electric-vehicle surge — but Tesla has nothing to worry about

GM has 30 EVs coming by 2025. Tesla is worth over $800 billion. One might assume the two are on a competitive collision course, but they aren't.
Transportation 2021-01-17T13:39:00Z

The maker of this $220,000 camper van says interest tripled during the pandemic and its waiting list now stretches into 2022

Boulder has started seeing requests for its custom tiny homes on wheels from across the US since the summer of 2020.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-17T13:30:00Z

The world's youngest self-made billionaire hopes to power every future self-driving car with a technology that Elon Musk says is 'doomed'

Austin Russell, 25, became the youngest self-made billionaire after taking Luminar, which builds lidar sensors for self-driving cars, public.
Transportation 2021-01-17T13:28:00Z

The pandemic devastated airlines in 2020 and forced many out of business — here's the most notable that didn't make it to 2021

The US saw four passenger airlines disappear costing thousands of jobs and contributing to the decline in national connectivity.
Transportation 2021-01-17T13:08:00Z

One man's stunning 200-car collection is headed to auction, along with these vintage pickups — see them all

Rick Treworgy spent decades collecting cars. Now he's selling them, giving you a crack at one of the biggest classic car and truck collections ever.
Transportation 2021-01-17T12:16:41Z

Tesla edges closer to launching sales in India by registering a company in the country

Tesla plans to launch operations in India, the world's fifth biggest car market, as the country is pushing for a boost in electric vehicle sales.
Transportation 2021-01-16T20:10:33Z

Watch video of NASA test-firing the world's most powerful rocket stage

Firing up Space Launch System's core stage is a crucial step toward flying astronauts to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years.
Transportation 2021-01-16T15:05:00Z

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.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-16T13:48:00Z

Meet 2021's rising stars of self-driving vehicles from companies like Waymo, Aurora, and Cruise

These are the brightest young stars at autonomous-vehicle companies like Waymo, Aurora, Cruise, and Nuro.
Transportation 2021-01-16T13:12:00Z

Airlines are enacting security measures even stricter than post-9/11 on flights to Washington, DC as violent extremism threatens Biden's inauguration

One airline will not allow passengers to leave their seats for an hour after departure from Washington, DC, and limit ticket sales to the capital.
Transportation 2021-01-16T13:06:00Z

A lifelong car collector is auctioning 48 of his pristine Corvettes — see the 'Muscle Car City' collection

One could argue 48 Corvettes is too many Corvettes for one person, but then again, who would argue that?
Transportation 2021-01-16T13:02:00Z

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 2021-01-16T12:50:00Z

11 things Elon Musk said Tesla would accomplish in 2020, and how those promises panned out

Tesla came up short on rolling out a fleet of robotaxis, but nailed its plans to release the Model Y and deliver half a million vehicles.
UK 2021-01-16T09:17:05Z

UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out 'vaccine-busting' variants

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the measures are to ensure the new Brazilian variant doesn't put further pressure on the National Health Service.
Transportation 2021-01-15T17:28:07Z

How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

The Chevrolet Corvette is now a mid-engined marvel, thanks to decades of change and one engineer who always wanted to put the power behind the driver.
Transportation 2021-01-15T17:01:51Z

Insider Transportation: Uber's plan to stop losing money, auto stocks to bet on, and how to get a Rivian job

Plus: The Google bonus scheme that propelled its self-driving dreams, six women building the future of transportation at GM and FCA, and more.
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