Transportation 2020-05-06T05:37:02Z
NASA International Space Station

NASA confirms that it is working with Tom Cruise to make a movie shot in space

Last year, NASA outlined plans that would allow "private" or independent astronauts access to the International Space Station's facilities — for a fee.
Tech 2020-05-06T01:40:00Z
Elon Musk Grimes

Elon Musk said his and Grimes' new baby is named X Æ A-12. Grimes broke down the meaning behind each letter of the bizarre moniker.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes had their first child on Monday night. Grimes broke down the meaning of the baby's name on Tuesday.
Tech 2020-05-05T23:45:36Z
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

An Amazon warehouse employee in New York has died of COVID-19

The Verge first reported the death of the employee, who had worked at a Staten Island facility where others have spoken out about conditions.
Strategy 2020-05-05T21:46:00Z

Elon Musk just hit a key milestone on his path to a $55 billion payday — here's how his elaborate Tesla compensation plan works

Musk's compensation agreement with Tesla includes 12 "tranches" of stock options that only become available after certain goals are hit.
Transportation 2020-05-05T21:31:59Z

UK car sales plunged 97% in April, with private customers only registering 871 new vehicles

April is shaping up to be the worst month in UK car sales in 74 years. Only 4,321 new cars were sold.
Transportation 2020-05-05T20:27:32Z

Subway and bus drivers in New York City say the government did too little, too late, to protect them from the coronavirus as thousands of their colleagues got sick and 98 died.

Thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases have crippled train service in the five boroughs, even as ridership plunges to unprecedented lows.
Transportation 2020-05-05T20:26:00Z

California is suing Uber and Lyft, accusing the ride-hailing companies of misclassifying their drivers

It's a major escalation of the state's fight to classify the workers as employees instead of contractors, forcing Uber and Lyft to pay benefits.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T20:04:10Z

Amazon quietly rolled out its 'Uber for trucking' service to 48 states in a bid to own the booming digital freight brokerage space — and shore up its own supply-chain issues

Amazon has quietly expanded its freight brokerage service to 48 US states, as it looks to take a bigger bite out of the industry.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T19:57:03Z

Uber CEO tells employees that it is finalizing layoffs as fears circulate among staff that 4,000 jobs will be cut

Uber's biggest team reports to its outgoing chief technology officer, and its second biggest is self-driving cars, according to internal documents.
Transportation 2020-05-05T19:14:33Z

Pickup trucks outsold passenger cars in the US for the first time ever last month as buyers flock toward bigger vehicles

Just five years ago, sales of passenger cars outpaced pickups by about 500,000 units per month in the US. Now, the trucks have taken the lead.
Transportation 2020-05-05T18:52:48Z

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic will cut thousands of jobs, retire its most iconic planes, and close one of its biggest bases as it fights to survive the pandemic

Virgin Atlantic has seen plummeting demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has been operating cargo flights to try and maintain some revenue.
Tech 2020-05-05T18:47:49Z

How to pronounce 'X Æ A-12,' the name Elon Musk tweeted he and Grimes gave their new baby

When a Twitter follower asked Musk on Monday night what they'd named their son, Musk replied, "X Æ A-12 Musk."
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-05T18:07:00Z

Leaked memo reveals United Airlines will force administrative workers to take unpaid days off. The airline is even suggesting employees quit their jobs ahead of layoffs.

United Airlines said it'll require management and administrative workers to take 20 unpaid days off this summer ahead of fall layoffs due to COVID-19.
Transportation 2020-05-05T17:11:42Z

How the Corvette went from America's sports car to a competitor that could take on the world

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.
Tech 2020-05-05T17:03:00Z

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 2020-05-05T15:40:30Z

This $1.5 million 6x6 off-road RV can travel 2,000 miles without refueling and stay off the grid for up to 2 weeks — see inside

The interior of the home comes with three beds, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a bathroom, and plenty of storage space.
Transportation 2020-05-05T15:19:41Z

A DHL CEO says you'll probably never have to sign for packages again after the coronavirus

The trend away from requiring signatures won't mean recipients are off the hook, though. They'll likely still have to be present for some deliveries.
Transportation 2020-05-05T15:05:33Z

I drove a $44,000 Chevy Bolt with 260 miles of range to see if the upgraded electric car is still a Tesla rival — here's the verdict

The Bolt now competes against a more crowded field of contenders, but this zippy subcompact continues to be charming and affordable.
Transportation 2020-05-05T14:59:00Z

Frontier Airlines will make passengers pay extra to social distance on its flights

Frontier will be offering the social-distancing-friendly seats for purchase but believes the steps it's already taken are enough for passenger safety.
Tech 2020-05-05T14:15:00Z

What you need to know about Grimes, the Canadian musician who just had a baby with tech billionaire Elon Musk

Grimes has been dating Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk since 2018, and Musk just announced the birth of their first child together.
Transportation 2020-05-05T14:03:51Z

Norwegian Cruise Lines says there's 'substantial doubt' about its ability to continue operating

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the cruise industry, resulting in empty ships, pay cuts, layoffs, and plummeting stock prices.
Markets 2020-05-05T13:53:00Z

Tesla rally may qualify Elon Musk for $700 million payout — 3 days after he complained that shares were too expensive

The payout would give Musk the ability to buy 1.69 million Tesla shares at $350.02 each. The company closed at $761.19 per share on Monday.
Tech 2020-05-05T13:13:00Z

Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes have had their first child together. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Elon Musk and Grimes took the world by surprise in 2018 when they revealed they were dating. Now, they've had their first child together.
Transportation 2020-05-05T12:43:00Z

South African Airways' future is in jeopardy as its government cuts funding. Here's a look back at the 86-year-old national airline.

The airline has served South Africa since before the country became truly independent from the UK and has a history largely molded by its country's laws.
Tech 2020-05-05T03:38:00Z

Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes have had their first child together

Grimes gave birth to her first child with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday, two years after they started dating.
Tech 2020-05-05T00:25:56Z

A 'white-hat' hacker found old Tesla computers for sale on eBay that still had owners' data like addresses, wi-fi passwords and Netflix 'cookies'

A hacker told InsideEVs that evidence is emerging that Tesla doesn't erase personal data from replaced components.
Transportation 2020-05-04T20:01:00Z

Carnival says it will begin cruises again in August after massive coronavirus outbreaks forced it to cease operations

To lure back anxious vacationers, Carnival has cruises priced as low as $30 per day.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-04T19:43:00Z

Hundreds of cruise crew members have been stuck on ships for months, and they say there's no end in sight

Cruise employees from major lines like Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, and MSC Cruises are still unable to leave their ships.
Transportation 2020-05-04T19:43:00Z

Mazda is offering free oil changes and car cleaning to healthcare workers, even if they don't drive Mazdas

Through the Essential Car Care program, healthcare workers only need to show participating Mazda dealers a valid pay stub or ID to prove employment.
Transportation 2020-05-04T18:54:00Z

People are driving up to 60% faster as traffic has essentially disappeared from US highways

A huge drop in traffic means average highway speeds have skyrocketed. Here's just how much they've shot up in 25 major metropolitan areas in the US.
Transportation 2020-05-04T18:28:48Z

Southwest's CEO says he thinks it's safe to fly despite the pandemic, and suggests airlines may have already seen the worst of the COVID-19 crisis

The CEO's comments come as states begin to reopen following coronavirus lockdowns. It is unclear whether passengers will feel safe flying.
Transportation 2020-05-04T18:22:02Z

A one-of-a-kind Tesla Model S station wagon is now for sale for $200,000 — see inside the 'Model SB'

A Tesla Model S owner had a shop in the Netherlands customize their car into something not offered by Tesla: a station wagon called the "Model SB."
Transportation 2020-05-04T18:03:00Z

Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers, Businesses, and the Military

In The Drones 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the future of the drone market and examines how high it will fly.
Transportation 2020-05-04T17:24:00Z

Airbus is developing bomb-detecting 'electronic noses' that may one day sniff out viral disease

Originally designed to detect explosives, Airbus aims to have the sensors detect contagious viruses such as COVID-19.
Transportation 2020-05-04T16:32:17Z

Airlines warn that quarantining all arrivals to the UK for 14 days would 'completely shut off the country from the rest of the world'

The UK government is considering quarantining every person who arrives in the country for a period of 14 days.
Transportation 2020-05-04T14:46:00Z

An alleged fraudster CEO is selling his massive multimillion-dollar car collection — see 24 of the most expensive up for sale, including rare Fords and Ferraris

The expansive, 240-plus-car collection includes several vehicles that are worth as much as a swanky New York City apartment.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-05-04T13:46:00Z

Elon Musk, owner of a $100 million real-estate portfolio, just tweeted that he will sell all his belongings and 'own no house.' Take a look at some of the mansions he'll have to offload to make that happen.

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla, reportedly owns at least seven houses. Per a recent tweet, he now intends to sell all of them.
Tech 2020-05-04T09:49:32Z

Uber may require drivers and passengers to wear masks in the US

Uber is also developing tech for checking whether drivers are wearing masks.
Transportation 2020-05-03T12:53:00Z

Tesla isn't a car company, and it isn't a tech company — it's a new GE for the 21st century, and it's just getting started. Here's how it could dominate the global business world.

Tesla is already operating in the auto industry, the energy business, software, autonomous mobility, electric batteries, and residential solar.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-03T12:37:00Z

One Wall Street analyst reveals why Southwest could be the best airline play for investors looking to buy the dip

Southwest has put itself in a strong position to weather the coronavirus crisis, according to a Wall Street analyst who upgraded its stock rating.
Transportation 2020-05-03T12:34:00Z

This $90,000 camper van conversion was built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for a woman to travel with her 4 dogs — see inside 'Pluto'

There's an air conditioning unit and a temperature sensor to allow the owner to check the interior temperature of the tiny home while away.
Transportation 2020-05-03T12:25:00Z

A 'legendary' 1962 Ferrari GTE used by the Rome police in high-speed car chases is now for sale — take a closer look

The asking price isn't public, but Girardo & Co assures it "is one of, if not the, most valuable Ferrari 250 GTE" extant.
Transportation 2020-05-03T12:16:00Z

This $650,000 pop-top RV built on a medium-duty truck platform can fit 2 queen beds — see inside 'Pangea'

Like any non-mobile home, the Pangea has a kitchen, bathroom, storage units, a dining table, and beds.
Tech 2020-05-03T12:06:00Z

A company that creates electric flying cars wants them to be the future of sports, and the first race could happen this year

The company's goal is to create a new motorsport of racing electric flying cars with expert pilots.
Markets 2020-05-03T00:55:00Z

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ditched the 'big four' airline stocks in April, driving $6.1 billion in stock sales

The famed investor said he was "wrong" to invest in American, Delta, United, and Southwest.
Transportation 2020-05-02T19:18:00Z

7 jobs that can earn you a 6-figure salary in the $4 trillion auto industry

From dealerships to automakers to repair shops, high-earning job abound. We found six careers that could lead to $100,000-and-above annual payouts.
Transportation 2020-05-02T16:22:00Z

I drove a $62,000 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon — here are the rugged pickup truck's best features

The Jeep Gladiator is an insanely robust competitor in the midsize pickup truck arena. In top Rubicon trim, it's also packed with goodies.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-02T13:30:00Z
BI Prime Transportation 2020-05-02T13:12:00Z

Tesla insiders reveal how to nail the highly competitive job interview if you want to land a plum sales job at the electric-car maker

"There's going to be a lot of weight put on your knowledge of the company and [Tesla CEO Elon Musk]," a former regional sales manager said.
Transportation 2020-05-02T12:47:00Z

These 15 used cars saw the steepest drops in sales when the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to the data

The used Tesla Model 3 tops the list. In February, 71.5% of used Model 3s were sold within the 30 days of being listed. By March, 47.4%.
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