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Transportation 2020-05-29T01:05:00Z
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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 2020-05-28T20:58:00Z
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Elon Musk has officially hit the first milestone of his $55 billion compensation package

Elon Musk doesn't take a salary for running Tesla, and most of his wealth is tied up in stock. Now, he can buy even more shares at a big discount.
Transportation 2020-05-28T19:43:49Z
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Rental cars may be about to flood the used car market as companies like Hertz go bankrupt. Here's why they're a great value for shoppers.

People often think of used rental cars as low quality, but good deals can be had for careful shoppers.
Transportation 2020-05-28T19:10:32Z

Executives who work for Amazon's logistics kingpin Dave Clark become 'Dave whisperers' to avoid directly speaking to the brash boss

Executives who work for Amazon SVP Dave Clark say their boss is "brilliant," but his straightforward attitude inspires an unusual corporate culture.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-28T19:07:23Z

Amazon could use its possible acquisition of the self-driving-car startup Zoox to make discounted robo-taxi rides a perk for Prime subscribers, Morgan Stanley says

"Discounted ridesharing for Prime members, would, in our view, be a meaningful driver of Prime growth," Morgan Stanley said.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T18:51:34Z

Days after layoffs, an Uber exec sold over half her Uber stock for $8.6 million, while cofounder Garrett Camp has sold $69.6 million in stock since March 12

Jill Hazelbaker, who runs Uber's marketing, got tongues wagging by a big stock trade during these troubled times.
Transportation 2020-05-28T16:37:00Z
Transportation 2020-05-28T16:19:23Z

This company converted a shipping container into a mobile tiny 'rustic farmhouse' with rooftop deck — see inside

The DIY Network debuted its show "Containables" in 2017 which chronicles founder and builder Jon and his interior designer wife Kristen's work.
Transportation 2020-05-28T16:03:00Z

I drove a $29,000 Toyota Corolla to see if the legendary sedan rose above basic transportation — here's the verdict

The Corolla has long been thought of as great, affordable, entry-level transportation, but this four-door has actually become more than that.
Transportation 2020-05-28T15:46:31Z

Tom Brady is selling his highly customized Cadillac Escalade for $300,000 — see inside

The NFL superstar originally paid $350,000 for the luxurious stretched Escalade, which looks like a private jet on the inside.
Tech 2020-05-28T15:35:13Z

Amazon engineers spend hours preparing for ordinary meetings with one of Bezos' top executives because they're afraid of encountering 'Brilliant Clark'

For some engineers, Clark's attention to detail has earned him a flattering nickname: "Brilliant Clark."
Science 2020-05-28T15:00:46Z

SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

NASA and SpaceX mission controllers said the weather might clear in 10 minutes. But the Falcon 9 rocket can't wait even a second.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-28T14:57:23Z

Leaked memo reveals American Airlines is offering up to a decade of free flights and frequent-flyer miles to some employees who voluntarily quit ahead of layoffs

American Airlines released new voluntary buyout offers for its management and support employees, ahead of layoffs planned for later this year.
Transportation 2020-05-28T14:55:00Z

Elizabeth Warren accuses airlines and the Treasury Department of violating bailout terms as major airlines cut workers' take-home pay

Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin why airlines were being permitted to cut work hours despite terms in the bailout package.
Transportation 2020-05-28T14:11:46Z

BMW updated its 5 Series sedan with a new look and a mild hybrid system that'll shut off the car while cruising to save gas

The BMW 5 Series is currently in its seventh generation and it has more tech on board than ever, including a mild hybrid system on some models.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-28T13:23:00Z

How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America

You might not have heard of Dave Clark. But his wide-ranging responsibilities at Amazon make him one of the most influential people in corporate America.
Politics 2020-05-28T02:36:10Z

Protesters overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

A highway patrol cruiser parked alongside an injured protester, only to have its rear windshield shattered.
Transportation 2020-05-28T01:02:00Z

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.
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T00:37:17Z

US Army soldier stops an active-shooter by ramming him with a car on a bridge in Kansas

The US Army soldier who hit the suspected gunman was initially just "waiting in traffic" behind the shooting.
Transportation 2020-05-27T21:30:31Z

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing said it had resumed construction of the 737 Max at its Renton, Washington, plant, just hours after announcing layoffs.
Transportation 2020-05-27T20:36:26Z

A car-rental company previously owned by Hertz just filed for bankruptcy for the third time since 2008

The intertwined stories of Hertz and Advantage reveal how dozens of financial and strategic blunders sank both firms into massive debt.
Science 2020-05-27T20:23:00Z

SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed and rescheduled for Saturday because of poor weather, just 17 minutes before liftoff

Stormy weather can endanger the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the astronauts on board. Forecasts previously showed a 50% chance of unsafe conditions.
Tech 2020-05-27T20:10:00Z

SpaceX is about to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on its Crew Dragon spaceship. Here's what to expect.

Wednesday's SpaceX launch is set to send the company's first-ever passengers into space: NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-27T20:00:52Z

Amazon's reported interest in buying the self-driving car startup Zoox would help the retail giant tighten its grip on its delivery network, an industry expert says

Using autonomous vehicles to make deliveries would save Amazon money and simplify its supply chain, said Cambridge Capital founder Benjamin Gordon.
Transportation 2020-05-27T19:35:25Z

Tesla just cut its car prices by up to $5,000 to jump-start sales during the pandemic

The Tesla Model X SUV and Model S sedan are $5,000 cheaper, while the Model 3 got a $2,000 cut. The move comes as COVID-19 tanks overall car sales.
Science 2020-05-27T19:17:00Z

Elon Musk told NASA astronauts' kids ahead of the SpaceX launch, 'We've done everything we can to make sure your dads come back OK'

NASA has estimated a 1-in-276 chance that the astronauts on the SpaceX rocket could die during the company's first crewed mission.
Transportation 2020-05-27T18:48:19Z

Elon Musk says he wants to make a new Tesla truck smaller than the forthcoming Cybertruck

The forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck will stay the same size as originally planned, but CEO Elon Musk says he also wants a "smaller, tight world truck at some point."
Transportation 2020-05-27T18:28:00Z

A North Carolina construction magnate spent 50 years collecting some of the most iconic muscle cars ever made, and now they're headed to auction — see the full collection

Eddie Vannoy spent the last 50 years building his collection of more than 80 iconic cars. Now, he's ready for someone else to enjoy them.
Transportation 2020-05-27T18:10:38Z

The 20 car models with the most 2019 surplus inventory still left over unsold

The Dodge Grand Caravan tops the list of the most-unsold car with 66.3% of its inventory still in stock.
Transportation 2020-05-27T17:56:00Z

Each of Tesla's cars has its own, unique, high-performance personality. I've driven them all, and here's how they stack up.

My favorite remains the Roadster — but the Model 3 is a close second. I've driven them all and have some thoughts about how they stack up.
Science 2020-05-27T17:53:00Z

SpaceX and NASA will broadcast live radio chatter from the astronauts on Wednesday's historic launch. Here's how to listen.

Listen to the NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon as they launch into orbit on Wednesday.
Transportation 2020-05-27T17:38:33Z

Volkswagen will sell its new European EVs in a similar way to Tesla — here's how it works

Volkswagen isn't using a fully direct sales model as it will involve the dealership, but it should eliminate the guesswork when buying a car.
Transportation 2020-05-27T17:11:00Z

How to change or cancel cruise reservations as coronavirus continues to ravage the industry

Cruise companies like Royal Caribbean and Carnival are changing their cancellation, rebooking, and refunding policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Transportation 2020-05-27T16:13:09Z

7 charts that show the silver linings of an otherwise horrible pandemic, from people saving more to the cleanest air in decades

From cheaper cars and houses to cleaner air and better financial decisions, there are some glimmers of hope amid the gloom.
Transportation 2020-05-27T15:45:51Z

Ford made its police SUV heat itself up to more than 133 degrees to kill the coronavirus

Ford worked with Ohio State and police departments to develop the tech. Ford has a longstanding relationship with law enforcement.
Transportation 2020-05-27T15:32:28Z

Boeing will lay off nearly 7,000 workers as the industry is decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic

The company described the layoffs as "the first," with more expected later in the year.
Tech 2020-05-27T15:32:00Z

19 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about

You're probably not using Google Maps to its full potential. Did you know it can keep track of where you parked?
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-27T15:09:02Z

Bankrupt Hertz just told all its landlords it won't pay rent for 6 months in the latest slam to commercial real estate

The notice came several days before Hertz, saddled with a debt of $19 billion, declared bankruptcy on May 22.
Tech 2020-05-27T14:29:00Z

A tropical storm may scrub SpaceX's history-making rocket launch of 2 astronauts on Wednesday

Elon Musk's rocket company is close to making history for itself and NASA, but weather forecasters gave the planned launch attempt a 50-50 chance.
Transportation 2020-05-27T13:00:00Z

Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi breaks down why the race is so difficult

The Indy 500 is the most famous and grueling race in motorsports. We talked to the winner of 2016's race Alex Rossi who took us through each turn.
Transportation 2020-05-27T12:54:00Z

Airbus just opened its A220 factory in Alabama that was originally intended to help avoid US tariffs on the plane, and JetBlue will be the first customer

The plant, initially intended to help Airbus and Bombardier avoid a near-300% tariff on the controversial jet, will now build A220s for US airlines.
Transportation 2020-05-27T12:39:00Z

Teslas and other electric cars get so much attention that hybrids are often underrated. See the best ones we've driven from Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Range Rover, and BMW.

I currently own two Toyota hybrids and have been very satisfied with their combination of value, performance, reliability, and fuel-economy.
Markets 2020-05-27T11:47:08Z

Warren Buffett dumped the 'big 4' airline stocks in April. They've already recovered from the sell-off he sparked.

American, Delta, Southwest, and United soared more than 12% on Tuesday, and surged more than 7% in pre-market trading on Wednesday.
Tech 2020-05-27T10:04:19Z
Transportation 2020-05-27T00:43:07Z

The $20 billion self-driving startup Cruise is adding to its leadership team even as autonomous-vehicle companies are hitting the brakes during the pandemic

Regina Dugan, a veteran of DARPA, Google, and Facebook will be Cruise's first independent director on the company's board.
Transportation 2020-05-26T21:51:12Z

NASA's chief brought back a famous old 'worm' logo for SpaceX to use during its historic first launch of astronauts

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the matter was "personal" for him because he grew up with the worm-style logo.
Transportation 2020-05-26T21:00:00Z

It's nearly impossible to flip over in this spider-like vehicle

The Swincar e-Spider is an all-terrain electric vehicle designed to keep the driver upright over the toughest terrain.
Transportation 2020-05-26T20:43:28Z

There's been an uptick in car burglaries and auto thefts as Americans shelter in place

In one instance, Seattle police returned a stolen car to its owner who hadn't even noticed it was missing.
Science 2020-05-26T20:00:00Z

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are slated to fly SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship this week. Here's how they've prepared.

The Crew Dragon is expected to launch a new era of US spaceflight for NASA. It's slated to carry astronauts for the first time this week.
Transportation 2020-05-26T18:59:35Z

This company will turn your Tesla Model 3 into a convertible for $29,500 — here's how it's done

An aftermarket company called Newport Convertible Engineering offers Tesla Model 3 convertible conversions, but they aren't cheap.
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