Transportation 2021-07-15T19:05:34Z
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Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines isn't completely on board with the World Health Organization's plan to name COVID-19 variants after letters of the Greek alphabet.
Transportation 2021-07-15T18:59:06Z
FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The cracked window glass occurred during a demonstration on the strength of the glass.Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY/File Photo

Elon Musk doesn't care if the Cybertruck flops

Tesla's forthcoming truck "looks like it was made by aliens from the future," Musk admitted when someone compared it to a one-off Hot Wheels toy.
Transportation 2021-07-15T15:39:50Z

Low-cost airlines are coming back to the US this summer and offering Americans cheaper access to a newly reopened Europe

Americans are finally getting back to Europe but have fewer options than they did in years past as transatlantic airlines have been steadily disappearing.
Transportation 2021-07-15T14:53:08Z

You can now buy Audi's $100,000 electric super sedan — check out the E-Tron GT

The $140,000 high-performance version of the E-Tron GT blasts to 60 mph quicker than Audi's V10-powered sports car.
Transportation 2021-07-15T13:58:26Z

Lyft is bringing back its cheapest rides before Uber as the companies compete to entice drivers and finally turn a profit

Lyft is bringing back shared rides, but sources say UberPool may never return in full form, since the company lost up to $1 billion per year on it.
Transportation 2021-07-15T12:22:01Z

General Motors has warned owners of 51,000 previously recalled Chevrolet Bolt EVs that they might still pose a fire risk

The automaker is advising that the vehicles again be parked outdoors "out of an abundance of caution."
Transportation 2021-07-15T09:57:24Z

A Delta pilot is reportedly suing the airline for $1 billion, accusing it of stealing the idea for an app he developed

The pilot said in the lawsuit that he spent $100,000 on the app but that Delta rejected his pitch and launched a similar app, according to Bloomberg.
Premium Tech 2021-07-14T22:47:30Z

$9 Billion Gopuff just hired a top Uber Eats executive to help lead its global expansion

GoPuff poached longtime Uber exec John Feldman, the latest sign that the convenience delivery startup is getting serious about international expansion.
Transportation 2021-07-14T20:39:05Z

From swerving into a median to narrowly missing poles, videos of Tesla's latest Full Self-Driving update don't inspire much confidence

Videos show some improvements, but lots of dangerous glitches for a software called "full self-driving."
Transportation 2021-07-14T18:50:57Z

Richard Branson hits back at critics of the billionaire space race, saying he's giving jobs to scientists to create 'wonderful things'

The billionaire Virgin Galactic founder says pressing issues on Earth should be absolutely funded, but so should space.
Premium Tech 2021-07-14T15:47:04Z

Fort Lauderdale asked Elon Musk to build a commuter train tunnel. So how did it end up considering a $30 million beach tunnel for Teslas instead?

Emails obtained by Insider show the deepening relationship between Elon Musk's The Boring Company and Fort Lauderdale, Florida leading up to a crucial vote.
Retail 2021-07-14T15:31:39Z

The CEO of a freight-booking company explains the reason behind shipping delays: 'It's simple, Americans are buying more stuff'

The demand for imported goods is so high that shipping companies are racing to build more boats, a construction process that could take several years.
Premium Transportation 2021-07-14T14:53:48Z

Meet 14 logistics execs who left Amazon to launch startups and lead competitors like Walmart, Target, and Chewy

These execs are spreading some of the wisdom gained by helming one of the world's most envied and feared e-commerce logistics operations.
Premium Transportation 2021-07-14T14:31:16Z

Rivian-rival Lucid's CEO thinks the EV industry is due for a brutal shakeout because startups are missing one key ingredient

"95% of startups are going to fail because they don't recognize how tough it is to do this," Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said of the EV industry.
News 2021-07-14T13:21:14Z

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn described fleeing Japan in a box as the 'longest wait I've ever experienced in my life'

In a BBC interview, Ghosn spoke for the first time about his daring 2019 escape from house arrest in Japan to Lebanon.
Transportation 2021-07-14T11:00:00Z

Used-car prices are finally starting to fall from their pandemic peaks, but deals are still far away

A used-car shortage has pushed prices to record highs. But prices will drop in coming months, experts say.

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Travel 2021-07-14T10:48:57Z

Cruise giant Norwegian sues Florida's top surgeon over the state's vaccine passport ban. The ban stops it protecting customers from COVID-19, it said.

Florida's vaccine-passport ban stopped Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from protecting staff and customers, it said.
Tech 2021-07-14T09:35:00Z

Elon Musk says Tesla can't make enough Powerwall storage batteries to meet demand because of the chip shortage

Musk said demand for Tesla's Powerwall storage battery was 80,000 units — but that "at best" Tesla could deliver 35,000. He blamed the chip shortage.
Premium Tech 2021-07-13T21:47:50Z

Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery team has had higher turnover than the rest of the company as launch delays and internal tensions roil the division

The turnover rate was 20% last year, a higher figure than Amazon Robotics' 16% and the 14% rate seen across the broader retail operations unit.
Transportation 2021-07-13T18:23:18Z

Read Elon Musk's wildest remarks in court, as he says Tesla would die without him and that naming himself 'technoking' drove sales

Things got heated between Musk and the attorney for the shareholders suing him. "I do not respect you," Musk said.
Travel 2021-07-13T16:36:09Z

Carnival is now making it more expensive for unvaccinated guests to take Florida cruises after Royal Caribbean did the same

Starting July 31, unvaccinated guests who don't show proof of travel insurance won't be allowed on Carnival's cruises and won't receive a refund.
Economy 2021-07-13T14:38:40Z

Used car prices jumped at the fastest rate on record last month, but there's hope on the horizon

Even though prices went up by 10.5% from May to June, the highest increase since tracking began in 1953, experts say signs point to lower prices soon.
Transportation 2021-07-13T11:45:37Z

A woman says a flight attendant yelled at her and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for throwing her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger said a Mesa Airlines flight attendant called the dirty diaper a "biohazard" and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage bin.
Premium Transportation 2021-07-13T11:45:00Z

The SoftBank-backed startup that gobbles up Amazon Marketplace sellers is launching its own logistics network — and it reveals a weakness of Amazon's fulfillment service

A warehouse network will help Perch better deal with Amazon's finicky fulfillment service, Fulfillment by Amazon.
Tech 2021-07-13T11:19:55Z

Elon Musk blames Tesla Energy's troubles on the Model 3 and the pandemic

Elon Musk said getting the Tesla Model 3 to market meant that the company needed "all hands on deck," so its solar division was deprived of resources.
Transportation 2021-07-13T10:48:59Z

Boeing 787 Dreamliners have a new manufacturing problem, the FAA says — this time in the jets' noses

The manufacturing problem is near the Boeing 787 Dreamliners' noses and will have to be fixed before the planes are delivered, the FAA said.
Tech 2021-07-13T09:34:25Z

Elon Musk said his weird jokes, like naming himself 'Technoking,' get Tesla free press. 'I think I'm funny.'

Elon Musk said in court that his "Technoking" title got "a whole bunch of free press and Tesla doesn't advertise and it's helpful to general sales."
Travel 2021-07-12T22:14:46Z

2 vaccinated guests aboard an Alaska cruise have tested positive for COVID-19

All 162 guests and the majority of the 62 crew members aboard the American Constellation were vaccinated against COVID-19.
Science 2021-07-12T22:03:49Z

Richard Branson brought Stephen Colbert's headshot to space with him

Stephen Colbert hosted Virgin Galactic's livestream of its first fully crewed spaceflight on Sunday. In return, Colbert's picture hitched a ride.
Tech 2021-07-12T21:09:44Z

Elon Musk said he never rage-fired employees — he just gives 'clear and frank' feedback

Elon Musk was questioned in court about his reported firing of his employees, and said he merely gives feedback that could be construed as "derision."
Transportation 2021-07-12T16:21:16Z

This university professor works remotely from a 500-square-foot sailboat he shares with his 2 sons. See how he does it.

Christopher Bergeron works remotely from a boat off Portland, Maine. See how he does it in the 500-square-foot space he shares with his two sons.
Tech 2021-07-12T14:22:37Z

Richard Branson beat Jeff Bezos to the edge of space. Here's how Virgin Galactic's plans stack up to Blue Origin and SpaceX.

Musk dreams of a Mars colony, while Bezos envisions a moon base. Branson's Virgin Galactic may make transcontinental flights lightning-fast.
Premium Transportation 2021-07-12T14:08:03Z

5 trends in self-driving cars anyone trying to get ahead in the industry needs to know about

Autonomous cars have not arrived as quickly as predicted, but autonomous semis and delivery robots are gaining steam.
Transportation 2021-07-12T13:21:42Z

Why used cars are so expensive now — and when prices may drop

The auto market has seemingly been turned upside down. A five-year-old car, for instance, will now run you more than $24,000 on average.
Transportation 2021-07-12T12:33:36Z

Tesla finally updated its full self-driving software — but warned the tech might 'do the wrong thing at the worst time.' Elon Musk told drivers to be 'paranoid.'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk the full self-driving software update "addresses most known issues," but urged drivers to "please be paranoid."
Science 2021-07-11T19:12:47Z

Elon Musk showed up in Richard Branson's kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him luck flying to the edge of space

The SpaceX founder visited Virgin Galactic's New Mexico launch facilities to watch Branson climb aboard a rocket plane and scream toward space.
Science 2021-07-11T15:42:55Z

Virgin Galactic just flew billionaire founder Richard Branson and 3 crewmates to the edge of space

The SpaceShipTwo space plane had never carried more than one passenger to the edge of space before. It could start flying customers next year.
Science 2021-07-11T14:42:57Z

Watch Richard Branson fly to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane

The VSS Unity space plane is set to carry its first full crew to the edge of space on Sunday. The launch is now set for 10:30 am ET. Virgin Galactic is livestreaming the whole thing.
Transportation 2021-07-11T14:03:00Z

A man who sued Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and 4 other airlines over the face mask mandate has taken his case to the Supreme Court

Lucas Wall says the federal mask mandate is discriminatory. Lawyers say his chances of success with the Supreme Court are slim — but not zero.
Transportation 2021-07-11T13:04:00Z

I went on JetBlue's newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neoLR, that's taking flyers to Europe next month and now I'm ready to book a ticket

JetBlue is making its European debut in August and powering the flights will be a brand-new plane offering an impressive number of premium seats.
Economy 2021-07-11T12:59:00Z

A Virginia courier company is trying to poach Amazon drivers who stop for coffee at gas stations. It blames the labor shortage

American Dedicated Logistics managers are spending 60% of their time trying to poach drivers at malls and truck stops, to plug a staff shortage.
Transportation 2021-07-11T12:45:00Z

Flight attendants describe how passengers have hurled rage at them in the air, and some say it's become an 'emotionally abusive' environment

Flight attendants said they have been called expletives and told to "watch their back" when reminding people to wear masks onboard.
Transportation 2021-07-11T12:21:00Z

I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights — see how

I was delayed by 12 hours and didn't have to pay a dime thanks to a credit card perk I hoped I would never have to use.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T12:07:00Z

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson isn't about saving Earth — it's a PR stunt by billionaires trying to pretend they care about the rest of us

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson say they're committed to combatting climate change, but they're still involved in carbon-heavy businesses.
Transportation 2021-07-11T12:06:09Z

Eerie photos show the undersea wreck of a Boeing cargo plane that crashed off the coast of Hawaii

The National Transportation Safety Board has released the first images of a cargo plane that ditched in the ocean near Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2.
Transportation 2021-07-11T12:00:00Z

See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Flight attendants on long-haul flights will often disappear for a few hours to a secret compartment with a hidden entrance when taking their breaks.
Transportation 2021-07-11T11:39:00Z

An aviation firm is giving travelers a taste of the high life by offering private-jet flights for as low as $450. Meet Set Jet.

An hour flight on the smallest private jet can cost thousands, but Set Jet is opening the glitzy realm of private flying for a fraction of the cost.
Transportation 2021-07-11T09:37:19Z

TikTok video shows woman on American Airlines plane duct-taped to her seat. The airline says she tried to open the door midflight.

The woman was restrained with duct tape around her chest and mouth. The airline said she attacked attendants on a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Transportation 2021-07-10T22:03:00Z

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.
Premium Transportation 2021-07-10T13:34:00Z

How top battery startup Enevate plans to cash in on Biden's $10 million plan to crack fast charging for electric cars

Where other startups are foregoing public funds, Panasonic-funded Enevate hopes federal dollars can help it deliver.
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