Tuesday, July 27

transport

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Google Maps can now show New Yorkers how busy individual subway cars are so they can avoid crowds of people in the pandemic

Google Maps is trialling a new feature which tells users which transit cars are the busiest. The feature is currently only available in New York and Sydney, Google said in a product update. It comes as Google expands its live crowd prediction feature to more than 100 countries. LoadingSomething is loading. Google Maps can show users in New York...
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Tesla is letting people take out a’Full Self-Driving’ subscription for $199 per month

Tesla is offering a new payment method for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software. Customers can now pay $199 a month, rather than $10,000 upfront. Tesla says customers can cancel their subscription whenever they want. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla owners can now subscribe to have the company's "Full Self-Driving" software in their cars, rather than paying upfront for it, as first reported by Electrek.Tesla announced the new payment method Saturday, giving customers an alternative to paying $10,000 to have Full Self-Driving included in their car's capabilities.Tesla's website states the subscription is not a long...
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The FAA has ordered safety checks on all 9,300 Boeing 737 aircraft for a failure that could cause cabin oxygen levels to drop dangerously low

Airlines have been told to inspect 2 pressure switches on Boeing 737s over concerns they could fail. Their failure could mean that cabin oxygen levels fall dangerously low, the FAA said. An unnamed operator reported that the switches failed in tests on three different 737 models. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A Delta pilot is reportedly suing the airline for $1 billion after accusing them of stealing the idea for an app he developed

A Delta pilot is reportedly accusing his employer of stealing his app idea and suing for $1 billion. He spent $100,000 on building the app, which he pitched to Delta, Bloomberg reported. Delta turned down his idea, but then launched an identical app, he reportedly said in the suit. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Elon Musk says making autonomous cars is much harder than he expected, after Tesla’s timeline for the latest’full self-driving’ software slipped again

Elon Musk said he didn't expect making a self-driving Tesla to be so difficult. Musk said Tesla's latest full self-driving (FSD) software would arrive "soon," after the timeline slipped again. "Didn't expect it to be so hard, but the difficulty is obvious in retrospect," Musk tweeted on Saturday. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Uber glitch is charging some drivers for rides, rather than paying them. One driver lost $50 on a single journey — so they quit the app.

Uber drivers are being charged, rather than paid, for rides because of a glitch in the app. One driver was charged $2.20 for a 16-minute journey. Another lost $50 on a single ride. Both were later reimbursed but said they quit the app because of the experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some Uber drivers have effectively paid to drive their passengers around because a glitch in the app left them out of pocket after completing rides.One driver in Illinois said he lost $2.20 on a 13.5-mile journey. The driver, who spoke to Insider on the condition of anonymity, said he had stopped driving for Uber and ...
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Truckers are getting six-figure salaries as food suppliers scramble to find drivers – and it’s pushing up the price of fryer oil and chocolate by as much as 50%

Food suppliers are hiking up trucker wages and food prices as they struggle to find drivers, per the NY Post. One New York company said it had to hire truckers from Alabama and put them up in hotels in the Bronx. Chefs' Warehouse told The Post that this was pushing up prices for oil, salt, and chocolate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food suppliers desperately trying to find drivers to transport their goods are hiking up wages for truckers to as much as six figures — and some have to raise their food prices as a result, according to a report by The New York Post.The head of an outsourcing company that hires truckers,...