Transportation
Transportation 2019-11-12T06:00:00Z
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THE AI IN TRANSPORTATION REPORT: How automakers can use artificial intelligence to cut costs, open new revenue streams, and adapt to the digital age

Business Insider Intelligence discusses the forces driving transportation firms to AI, the market value of its technologies, and barriers to adoption.
Transportation 2019-11-12T04:00:00Z
When Parity Will Be Achieved Between Commercial Battery Electric Trucks and Diesels

Here's why transportation leaders including Daimler and Volkswagen are pouring billions into R&D for electric trucks

Business Insider Intelligence will size the e-truck market and identify the core drivers that will lead to e-truck adoption.
Personal Finance 2019-11-11T20:34:04Z
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Who has the best cheap car insurance in Virginia?

According to Consumer Reports data, Virginia drivers with good credit scores should get quotes from USAA and Nationwide, and for poor credit, GEICO.
Markets 2019-11-11T20:24:44Z

Tesla's setting up for a strong 2020 that could send the stock to an all time high, according to Jefferies

Jefferies raised its Tesla price target to $400 from $300 and reaffirmed its "buy" rating, reflecting higher earnings and an improved balance sheet.
Transportation 2019-11-11T18:36:12Z

The FAA considered grounding 38 Southwest jets over incomplete maintenance records

The 38 jets, all bought from foreign airlines, have incomplete maintenance records, making it impossible to tell whether they meet safety standards.
Life 2019-11-11T18:32:00Z

Owning a private jet is not for the mere millionaires among us

Buying a private plane can cost anywhere from $3 million to upwards of $90 million. That's just the beginning of the costs of private jet ownership.
Tech 2019-11-11T17:59:00Z

A pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don't know about the job

Maria Fagerström, a pilot and Instagram influencer, shared some things passengers don't usually know about the job.
Transportation 2019-11-11T17:34:43Z

Boeing expects to resume delivering 737 Max jets to airlines in December, before the jet carries passengers again

The company said it had completed simulator test flights with the Federal Aviation Administration to certify software fixes to the plane.
Personal Finance 2019-11-11T17:16:00Z

A hidden United benefit will extend your trip for next to nothing

Called the Excursionist Perk, this United Airlines benefit adds an extra flight for next to nothing when you book an international trip.
BI Intelligence 2019-11-11T16:58:00Z

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.
Tech 2019-11-11T16:36:15Z

Travis Kalanick sold a massive chunk of his Uber stake as he scales up his next act

The ousted chief executive appears to be actively raising money for his next act — delivery-only restaurants — as Uber's post-IPO lockup period ends.
Transportation 2019-11-11T16:19:00Z

The new Chevy Corvette is going up against the world's greatest — and far more expensive — supercars. Here's a a look at the competition.

The eighth-generation Chevy Corvette debuted with a much-anticipated new design, and it cost hundreds of thousands less than similar supercars.
Transportation 2019-11-11T16:18:00Z

How to rent a car with your Costco membership

Costco's car rental program allows members to reserve vehicles from participating Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise locations.
Transportation 2019-11-11T16:16:49Z

Video shows the moment an American Airlines plane slides off the runway in snowy Chicago

No one was hurt when the plane, which had just landed from Greensboro, North Carolina, slid off the runway in icy conditions.
Transportation 2019-11-11T16:07:00Z

Introducing 'Shifting Gears': Business Insider's weekly transportation newsletter

From electric vehicles, to ride-hailing, airlines, and more, we'll bring you all the weekly highlights straight to your inbox.
Transportation 2019-11-11T15:43:00Z

A lawyer who represents cruise-ship workers reveals why it's nearly impossible for them to sue their employers when they feel like they've been mistreated

Cruise lines include arbitration requirements in their contracts with employees, making it very difficult for workers to sue them.
BI Intelligence 2019-11-11T15:05:00Z

Alibaba invests $3 billion in strengthening its logistics play

Alibaba invested $3 billion in logistics affiliate Cainiao in a move to strengthen its logistics operations – bringing its stake from 51% to 63%.
Tech 2019-11-11T15:00:00Z

This autonomous trucking startup out of MIT wants computers to think like human drivers, and it just became the first self-driving truck investment for Founders Fund

The startup wants to give computers "common sense," a new approach to the red hot self-driving industry. It raised $15 million from Founders Fund.
Tech 2019-11-11T14:57:41Z

SpaceX just took the next step in Elon Musk's plan to give the entire world access to high-speed internet

SpaceX has launched 60 mini satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.
Transportation 2019-11-11T14:00:00Z

How horsepower is measured in cars

Torque and horsepower are both ways of understanding force where torque measures a twisting force and horsepower measures that force over time.
Transportation 2019-11-11T11:00:09Z

Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher prices

The practice, called fuel tankering, gives airlines an often tiny saving at the cost of much-larger carbon emissions, BBC's 'Panorama' said.
Life 2019-11-10T17:00:00Z

A $20 million 3-deck superyacht made in Dubai won best in show at the world's biggest in-water boat event. Here's a look inside.

The Majesty 140 was less than half the size of the largest megayacht featured at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in early November.
Transportation 2019-11-10T15:18:00Z

These are the 10 sports cars that have the best resale value 5 years after purchase

The Porsche 911 coupe tops the list, losing only 37.2% of its value over five years, but the others might surprise you.
Transportation 2019-11-10T14:03:00Z

I sat in every type of seat on Qantas' new world's longest flight from New York to Sydney, Australia. Here's what they were like.

We sat in business class, premium economy, and coach to test all of the seats on Qantas' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Here's what each seat is like.
Tech 2019-11-10T10:01:00Z

Elon Musk is worth $26 billion and extremely online. Here are all the bizarre spats the the Tesla CEO is caught up in thanks to his Twitter habit.

Musk has got into spats and even long-running feuds with an eclectic bunch of people, often over his preferred medium of Twitter.
Transportation 2019-11-09T18:08:00Z

I've always thought travel insurance was a scam — but it saved me $124 my first time using it

I had heard horror stories of Amtrak delays before, so when I booked a cross-country trip the $17 seemed like a worthwhile investment.
Transportation 2019-11-09T14:22:00Z

Tesla short-sellers have swung back to the SolarCity side of the business. Here's why.

After Tesla posted a surprise 3rd-quarter profit, short-sellers found themselves burned as the stock surged past $300.
Finance 2019-11-09T12:00:00Z

SoftBank-backed startup Fair burned through nearly $400 million in 10 months. Insiders reveal how Softbank stepped in and cleaned house in the wake of WeWork.

SoftBank stepped in to manage the company in recent weeks, laying off hundreds of employees and installing new leadership.
Tech 2019-11-09T00:04:00Z

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 2019-11-08T23:01:44Z

US airlines are pulling the 737 Max from their schedules until March, suggesting they're losing faith in Boeing's plans to get the plane flying in 2019

American and Southwest said they would pull the Boeing 737 Max from their schedules until at least the first week of March 2020.
Transportation 2019-11-08T21:03:00Z

Southwest is pulling the 737 Max from its schedule for another month as questions mount about whether Boeing can get the plane ungrounded this year

Southwest is pulling the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through March 6, amid doubts that Boeing can get the plane flying before 2020.
Transportation 2019-11-08T21:02:00Z

THE AUTOMAKER TRANSFORMATION REPORT: Inside automakers' scramble to keep Uber and Lyft from snatching billions from their pockets

Business Insider Intelligence examines how ride-hailing has disrupted the global auto industry, and how automakers can generate revenue from them.
Markets 2019-11-08T20:46:49Z

David Einhorn claps back at Elon Musk's criticism, calls out Tesla's 'alien dreadnought factory'

The Tesla CEO published a note earlier in the day pushing back on claims in a letter that Greenlight Capital CEO David Einhorn sent to investors.
Transportation 2019-11-08T20:43:16Z

DreamCase converts Teslas into camping 'tents' by transforming the trunk into a bed on wheels

The DreamCase includes a mattress, pillows, and duvet, all of which can be fully set up in under 3 minutes.
Transportation 2019-11-08T20:06:40Z

Mercedes-Benz and Mattel have joined forces to combat gender stereotypes — and to give away 50,000 classic Matchbox cars

The companies, in collaboration with several other partners, have commenced a "No Limits" program, which began on Friday.
Transportation 2019-11-08T17:03:50Z

New report reveals why Boeing's 737 Max has taken so long to return to service

The decision to redesign the 737 Max's flight computer came after pilots, testing a software fix in a flight simulator, experienced a near crash.
Life 2019-11-08T16:21:00Z
Tech 2019-11-08T16:04:00Z

Electric vehicles are a tiny piece of the global car market, but Volkswagen is making a huge bet on them. It doesn’t have a choice.

By 2023, Volkswagen says it will invest over $30 billion in EVs, a sum roughly equal to the company's combined profits from 2015 through 2018.
Transportation 2019-11-08T16:00:00Z

The world's biggest cruise ship has robot bartenders, a water slide with a 92-foot drop, and a nine-story zip-line — here's what it looks like

Royal Caribbean's 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship. It debuted in 2018.
Tech 2019-11-08T15:54:00Z

In the battle of the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan, it's really no contest

For both Porsche and Tesla, selling expensive electric cars in a small market is a winning strategy.
Opinion 2019-11-08T15:39:00Z

With Nürburgring throw downs and 'Top Gear' drag-race disputes versus Porsche's Taycan, Tesla is squandering its cool

Nürburgring times were more than a tad dorky before Tesla starting making noise about taking on Porsche and its new Taycan.
Transportation 2019-11-08T15:37:00Z

Rolls-Royce pulled the wraps off of its darkest car yet: The Black Badge Cullinan

Rolls-Royce has given the Cullinan the Black Badge trim, joining three other Rolls-Royce models that offer the same option.
Transportation 2019-11-08T15:31:00Z

Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

The railroad says it's on pace to break even by 2021, even in the face of budget cuts from Congress.
BI Intelligence 2019-11-08T14:20:00Z

Mobileye and Nio are partnering to bring a self-driving solution to the Chinese market by 2022

Mobileye and Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio announced a partnership to bring a self-driving solution to the Chinese market by 2022.
Life 2019-11-08T14:17:00Z

This $12 million 'mansion yacht' is made entirely of stainless steel — and it's a first for the industry. Take a peek inside.

The towering yacht was one of the most buzzed-about vessels at the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Transportation 2019-11-08T14:00:00Z

Why air travel is so cheap

Fares and routes are no longer regulated by the government, so fierce competition has led airlines to generate new revenue streams, which inflates the base fare.
Tech 2019-11-08T12:31:28Z

The 'Google of Russia' has built a fleet of self-driving food-delivery robots

The robots are just being trialed at Yandex HQ, but the company's hope is to integrate them into its food-delivery platforms.
Transportation 2019-11-08T12:02:54Z

A Southwest flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a pot of coffee caught fire and filled the cabin with smoke

After emergency services boarded the plane they found that the smoke was caused by a coffee pot that had caught on fire the galley of the plane.
Tech 2019-11-08T11:06:30Z
Transportation 2019-11-08T02:01:00Z

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.
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