Wednesday, August 4

Transportation

Auto Industry, car buying, car dealerships, Economy, Transportation, Used cars

Auto dealers say today’s red-hot market is a’bizarro world’ unlike anything they’ve ever seen — with cars selling before they hit the lot and clunkers worth more than ever

The pandemic has thrown the market for new and used cars totally out of whack. Cars are flying off of lots as quickly as manufacturers can produce them, and prices are sky-high. The buying frenzy has people pouncing on cars they never would have considered before. LoadingSomething is loading. Cameron Johnson, a fourth-generation car dealer w...
Airlines, Flights, Kiwi.com, Law, Skiplagged, Southwest, Tech News, transport, Transportation, Travel, Weekend BI UK

Southwest is in a legal battle with 2 flight search engines over whether they breached the airline’s terms by displaying cheap fares

Flight search engine Skiplagged is seeking a judgement on whether it violated Southwest's terms. The lawsuit came after Southwest sued Kiwi.com, another flight-info site, in Texas. The airline sent letters threatening legal action over fare listings, Skiplagged's complaint said. LoadingSomething is loading. Skiplagged, a flight-information webs...
Astronauts, Boeing, CST-100 Starliner, Human Spaceflight, International Space Station, NASA, Rocket Launch, Science, Spaceships, SpaceX, Tech Insider, Transportation

Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

LoadingSomething is loading. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself after botching its last major test flight.The company's eventual goal is to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, the way SpaceX already does. Both companies developed their launch systems through NASA's Commercial Crew Program, a competition that awarded funding to private companies in order to develop new astronaut-rea...
Cars, charging station, Electric Cars, electric vehicle, Elon Musk, Ford, Mustang Mach-E, Tech Insider, Tesla, Tesla Supercharger, Transportation

The story of a man’s search for a charging station during his trip from Boston to New York demonstrates how Tesla owners still have an advantage over other electric-car owners

A Mustang Mach-E driver had to pull over four times to find a charging station during a 200-mile trip. Axios editor Dan Primack said he felt panicked as he searched for a charger that would work with a non-Tesla car. Increasing charging infrastructure is a key step toward electrifying transportation in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Charg...
Auto Industry, Electric Trucks, Electric Vehicles, Tech Insider, Tesla, Tesla Semi, Transportation

The Tesla Semi is delayed again

Tesla has delayed the launch of its Semi tractor-trailer again. Tesla said Monday the electric big rig will launch in 2022, three years later than first planned. The Tesla Semi will start at $150,000 for one with a 300-mile range, Tesla says. LoadingSomething is loading. Any company looking to start hauling things cross-country using a Tesla ...
air travel, Airlines, Airplanes, American Airlines, BITranspo, Business Visual Features, Delta Air lines, Flying, Jet Fuel, planes, Shortages, Transportation, Travel

American Airlines is facing fuel shortages at smaller airports, but its planned solution may end up burning more fuel

Airports in the Western US are experiencing fuel shortages due to delivery delays. American Airlines is telling pilots to cut back on fuel use and may add fuel stops, CNBC reports. Delays and cancellations have been minimal but multiple airlines are affected. LoadingSomething is loading. The shipping crisis is now affecting the airline indust...
Auto Industry, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Elon Musk, Tech, Tech Insider, Tesla, Transportation

Tesla shrugs off the global chip shortage to post its most profitable quarter yet

Tesla reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2021 on Monday afternoon. The electric-car maker crushed Wall Street's expectations for revenue and profit. The company largely escaped the worst effects of a global semiconductor shortage straining the industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. Tesla...
BITranspo, Carol Tome, eCommerce, Gig economy, last mile delivery, Logistics, Transportation, UPS

UPS is at a crucial point in its history. Here’s how it got here — and where it might be going.

UPS is in the midst of a business overhaul at the hands of CEO Carol Tomé. The company seeks to boost profitability by reining in spending and carefully choosing packages. Demand for faster and faster delivery could put pressure on UPS to move into unfamiliar territory. LoadingSomething is loading. Carol Tomé is heading into her second peak sh...
737 max, 737 Max Crisis, Boeing, Boeing 737 Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Lion Air crash, News UK, Transportation

Families suing Boeing for the 737 Max crashes have been delayed a year after the pandemic closed courts

The coronavirus slowed cases against Boeing from 737 Max crash victims' families, their lawyer said. The pandemic meant new restrictions on courts, which Bob Clifford said meant limited court access. He said: "Pre-pandemic, the case might be over by now. So we're at least a year behind." LoadingSomething is loading. Legal cases brought against ...
American time use survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Commute, Commute time, commuter, daily commute, Economy, Markets, Transportation

The pandemic ended the daily commute

Many Americans stopped commuting daily amid lockdowns and working from home in the last year. The average amount of time spent traveling each day dropped from about an hour and 12 minutes in 2019 to 47 minutes in 2020. Only about two-thirds of Americans traveled anywhere on an average day in 2020, down from 84% in 2019. LoadingSomething is loading. ...