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A $50,000 camper that turns the Tesla Cybertruck into an RV has hit $100 million in preorders — see inside

A deployed CyberLandr.CyberLandr An artificial intelligence and software company is making camper attachments for Tesla Cybertrucks. Stream It has already had $100 million in preorders for its CyberLandr, the company announced Wednesday. See inside the $50,000 CyberLandr, which will be produced and delivered in tandem with the Cybertruck. Chatter about Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck has subsided since its unveiling in late 2019, but that's not stopping designers from imagining its pote...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Features, Netflix, EVs, Pickup Truck, King, Cnbc, Ev, Austin Texas, StarLink

Elon Musk shot down a system that would monitor Autopilot malfunctions over fears it would slow progress, NYT report says

Elon Musk, Tesla CEOPatrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk reportedly berated a Tesla manager for wanting to create a system to monitor Autopilot malfunctions. The Tesla CEO said it would slow Autopilot's progress, according to The New York Times. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the software after 12 crashes. Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed plans to monitor the health of the electric carmaker's Autopilot system, according to a recen...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, The New York Times, Autonomous Cars, Times, Electric Cars, Musk, Autopilot, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

From dedicated check-in desks to chauffeured cars, here are the perks Big Tech enjoys for spending hundreds of millions on air travel each year

Delta Air Lines check-in for Amazon and Microsoft employees in Seattle.Alexei Oreskovic/Insider Companies that spend millions of dollars on air travel are given incredible perks from airlines. One such perk is top-tier frequent flyer status that comes with free upgrades, lounge access, and chauffeurs. Amazon and Microsoft even have dedicated check-in counters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Loyalty has its perks, especially when loyalty means spending hundreds of millions of dollars...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Microsoft, China, Planes, US, Trends, General Motors, Flying, Porsche, Delta

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to delist from NYSE and move to Hong Hong Stock Exchange

President of Didi Chuxing Jean LiuKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Didi's American Depository Shares will convert into tradeable shares in Hong Kong. Didi went ahead with a US listing in June, despite a data-security review by China regulator. Earlier this year, China ordered app stores to remove Didi apps after finding the company collected data illegally. Didi, the largest ride-hailing provider in China, said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and move its shares to the Hong Kong Sto...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Tech, New York Stock Exchange, Cac, Nyse, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Cyberspace Administration of China, Didi, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Didi Chuxing

One chart shows the dramatic drop-off in ship tracking data from China. This could be a sign of a worsening global supply chain crisis.

The Lianyungang Port in Jiangsu, China.Wang Chun/VCG/Getty Images The number of AIS signals from ships in Chinese waters has plunged 85% in under a month. Shipping companies use the data for a range of purposes, including the planning of shipping routes. The decline in data could worsen the current supply chain crisis. Ships in Chinese waters have vanished from tracking systems the maritime industry uses, a development that could worsen the global supply chain crisis.The Automatic Identificat...
Tags: Transportation, China, Trends, Tech, Data, Shipping, Ships, Containers, Data Privacy, Reuters, AIS, Charlotte Cook, MarineTraffic, Shipping Industry, Insider Asia, Huileng Tan

Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory

Elon Musk is close to selling his final California mansion. Take a look at the $100 million real estate portfolio he's been offloading since vowing to 'own no house.'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images In May 2020, Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physical possessions," including his homes. Musk owned at least seven houses worth a combined $100 million, including six mansions in Bel Air. Here's a look at all the homes he's owned and sold, including the final mansion in his portfolio. Elon Musk has built a $279 billion fortune as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and is currently the richest person in the wo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, California, Life, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Getty

A luxury bus startup with motion-cancelling seats and free alcohol will bring passengers between NYC and Washington DC for $99 - see inside the Jet

The Jet bus. The Jet The Jet, a luxury bus startup, is offering $99 bus rides between Washington DC and New York. Its motorcoaches have motion-canceling seats, in-seat service, and six feet of legroom. The Jet's CEO and founder says he's targeting leisure travelers in their mid-20s to 30s. My guess is most people don't have fond memories of inexpensive intercity bus rides. The seats. Brittany Chang/Insider After all, it's hard to enjoy long hours of being stuck on ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, NYC, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Bus, Washington Dc, Cbs, Philadelphia, Scarborough, Peter Pan

The 5 best electric scooters of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Electric scooters are a convenient and fun way to commute to work or run errands around town. The best electric scooters should have a reliably long battery range and travel at speeds of up to 20-plus mph. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, has a dual-battery design and up to 28 miles of range. Electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafide form of transportation thanks to advancements in tech and the rise of e-scooter renta...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Transportation, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Commuting, Electric, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Maxx, Amazon Built, Amazon Lightweight

Elon Musk said he'd donate $6 billion if the UN could prove it would help the hunger crisis. Here are all the other humanitarian disasters he's tried to fix, and how it's going so far.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk doesn't shy away from a crisis. He's actively working to solve existential problems like climate change and traffic gridlock. He's also tried to solve immediate issues like ventilator shortages to varying degrees of success. Elon Musk has courted controversy and made headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past, but he's also had some remarkable success in developing worl...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Washington Post, Germany, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Earth, Cnn

Apple is reportedly planning a 'crash detection' feature for iPhones and Apple Watches that auto-dials 911 after an accident

Crash detection could potentially be included in Apple's 2022 health-sensor rollout. Apple Apple is developing a new safety feature that detects car crashes, WSJ reported Monday. "Crash detection" is planned for iPhones and Apple Watches next year, per documents seen by WSJ. The safety feature reportedly auto-dials 911 and measures sudden spikes in gravity. Apple plans to roll out a new safety feature for iPhones and Apple Watches that detects car crashes and automatically calls 911, ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Transportation, News, Trends, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Apple Apple, Tech Insider, Kevin Webb, Journal Apple, Katie Canales, Safety Apps

Qatar Airways glamorous new business class suite is traveling the globe on its newest plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - take a look

Inside a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Thomas Pallini/Insider Qatar Airways started flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021 with a new business class product. A total of 30 business class s2uites comprise the cabin with sliding doors for privacy. New innovations including a wireless charging pad can also be found in the suites. Qatar Airways has a new product to offer its premium cabin customers that are flying on the newest addition to the airline's aircraft family. ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing

Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now co-parents a baby with the musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has six sons, has been divorced three times, and recently broke up with the musician Grimes. Here's a closer look at Musk's famous family and high-profile relationships. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, M...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla

10 Things in Politics: Dem donors snipe over 2024

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Buttigieg's 2020 donors are talking 2024. They aren't happy with Kamala Harris' performance and think a contingency plan should be ready in case Biden backs out.​​Investigators say Democratic lawmaker's stock trades most likely viola...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Facebook, Florida, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, Youtube, White House, China, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc

Elon Musk is predicted to become the world's first trillionaire, thanks to SpaceX. Here's how the dual CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worth $242 billion. He who was born in South Africa, has been married three times, and has six sons. Musk is a controversial leader who has incited lawsuits and SEC investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk may already be the world's richest person. But if one analyst's prediction comes true, he could become the world's first trillionaire. Morgan Stanley Ad...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Germany, Time

Google's drone delivery company is partnering with Walgreens to deliver meds, food, and household items to customers in Dallas

Wing and Walgreens partner for drone deliveries Wing Drone delivery company Wing is bringing air delivery service to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Wing is partnering with Walgreens to deliver over-the-counter medications, food, and household items to residents. The Dallas operation will be the first major US metro with drone delivery service and the largest in the world. Google-owned drone delivery company Wing is bringing air delivery to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan a...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Technology, News, Australia, Israel, US, Trends, Walmart, Features, Walgreens, Drones, Finland, Dallas, Aviation, Starbucks

Moody's warns of 'dark clouds ahead' for the global supply chain as 77% of the world's largest ports face backlogs

Container ships wait off the coast of the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on September 29, 2021. Mike Blake/REUTERS Moody Analytics warned on Monday that there is no easy fix for the supply-chain crisis. Data shows 77% of major world ports have seen an uptick in turnaround time this year. Record backlogs in Southern California ports are the most significant port delays in the world. Historic delays and product shortages are threatening to topple an already tense global supply...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Asia, News, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Data, Economy, Retail

Tesla probably won't have to pay the full $137 million to an ex-worker who won a racial harassment case, but it's still a big blow to the company

Workers at Tesla's Fremont factory. David Butow/Corbis News via Getty Images Tesla was ordered to pay $137 million to a former worker in a racial harassment lawsuit on Tuesday. Two employment attorneys told Insider the figure will likely be cut if Tesla appeals. Tesla's response to the verdict was to publish a blog that seemed to undermine the jury's decision. Tesla was ordered by a jury in San Francisco on Tuesday to pay $137 million to Owen Diaz, a man who worked as an elevat...
Tags: Transportation, News, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Analysis, Racism, Transport, Manufacturing, Black, Arizona State University, Working Conditions, FREMONT, Roe

The 5 best electric scooters of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Electric scooters are a convenient and fun way to commute to work or run errands around town. The best electric scooters should have a reliably long battery range and travel at speeds of up to 20-plus mph. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, has a dual-battery design that gets up to 28 miles of range. Electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafide form of transportation thanks to advancements in tech and the rise of e-scooter...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Transportation, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Commuting, Electric, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Maxx, Amazon Built, Amazon Lightweight

I lived in the 'best airport in the world' for 48 hours and saw why its lounges, shops, and swimming pool make it perfect for travelers

Doha, Qatar's Hamad International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar was just voted the "best airport in the world" by Skytrax. I spent 48 hours in the airport on a recent trip to Doha and got to explore nearly every crevice. The airport is incredibly traveler-friendly with amenities for every type of flyer, including families. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aviation rating company Skytrax has crowned Hamad International A...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, New York, London, News, Airports, Air Travel, Singapore, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Qatar, Features

A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft - meet Pipistrel's Velis Electro

Velis Electro Pipistrel Aircraft Aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel has developed the world's first type-certified electric plane, Velis Electro. The light plane can fly up to an hour with a 20-minute reserve and one-hour recharge. Florida Tech operates the aircraft, making it the only American university with an electric plane. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aviation accounts for about 2% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions, but the industry is focusing on...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, UK, Technology, London, US, Trends, Eu, Features, Slovenia, Faa, Georgia Tech, Florida Institute of Technology, EASA, Florida Tech

Apple's former design chief Jony Ive is reportedly helping Ferrari design its first electric car

Jony Ive is the designer behind many of Apple's most recognizable products. Getty Ex-Apple designer Jony Ive's firm is collaborating with Ferrari on its first electric car, FT reports. The luxury carmaker plans to introduce its electric vehicle in 2025. Jony Ive designed iconic Apple products like the iPhone, Mac, and iPod. See more stories on Insider's business page. A design firm headed by Jony Ive, Apple's former chief design officer, and industrial designer Marc Newson...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Design, News, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tech, Designer, Ferrari, Airbnb, Electric Car, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ive, Marc Newson

Airbus created a new plane concept with wings modeled off how eagles soar designed to increase efficiency

Computer rendering of Airbus wing demonstrator Airbus Airbus revealed its new wing demonstrator, a carbon-reducing innovation modeled off how an eagle soars. The technology will be represented on a Cessna Citation VII business jet platform. The wing is the latest of Airbus' carbon-reducing efforts, which recently announced its CityAirbus NextGen. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbus is making strides in its decarbonization effort with the launch of its new wing demon...
Tags: Transportation, Technology, News, Trends, Airbus, Wing, Cessna Citation, Airbus Airbus, Cityairbus, Cessna Citation VII, Airbus UpNext, Wings of Tomorrow, Sabine Klauke, Wing of Tomorrow, CityAirbus NextGen Airbus

Airbus revealed a new version of its CityAirbus flying EV built to fly quietly over urban areas

CityAirbus NextGen Airbus Airbus has revealed a next-generation CityAirbus electric plane, a "flying taxi" built for urban areas. CityAirbus is in the design phase but is being developed to fly a range of 80 km at 120 km/hour. Noise reduction is a key feature of the plane, which is expected to operate at lower than 70 dBa. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbus has revealed the latest edition of CityAirbus, the company's zero-emission electric vehicle built to fly in n...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Technology, News, Trends, Sustainability, Airbus, Airbus Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Electric Aircraft, Voom, Vahana, Flying Taxis, Cityairbus, Zero Emissions, Airbus Helicopter

Audi launches its newest EV, the 2022 Q4 e-tron SUV

Audi has launched the Q4 e-tron, the fifth electric vehicle in its growing portfolio, as part of the German automaker’s plan to bring more than 30 EVs and plug-in hybrids to market by 2025. T he Q4 e-tron is Audi’s entry electric SUV model and the price reflects that. The vehicle, which was  first revealed as a concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, has a starting price of $44,995, including the $1,095 destination charge. It’s worth noting that the Q4 electric vehicle is about ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Venture Capital, Epa, Audi, Geneva International Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz prices its flagship EQS electric vehicle below the S Class

The Mercedes-Benz has priced the flagship EQS electric vehicle more than $8,700 below its gas-powered S-Class counterpart, a strategic move by the German automaker aiming to ensure a successful rollout of the luxury EV in North America. The EQS, which will arrive in U.S. dealerships in fall 2021, will start at $103,360, including the $1,050 destination charge. The federal tax credit will provide another $7,500 off of the sticker price. Mercedes-Benz will start with two models: the EQS 450+ and t...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, North America, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Pinnacle, EQC, Mercedes Benz EQS

Just raises $8M in its effort to beat Root at the car insurance game

Just Insure , a pay-per-mile insurance technology company, has raised $8 million in a funding round.  CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments co-led the investment, which brings its total raised to $15.3 million since its January 2019 inception. Los Angeles-based Just says it uses telematics “to reward safe drivers and reduce insurer bias” by looking at factors such as how, when and where customers drive, rather than factors such as ZIP code or marital status ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, MetroMile, Transportation, Apps, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, Startup, Tech, Georgia, Arizona, Venture Capital, Ohio, Crosscut Ventures, Just

Uber adjusts third-quarter forecast in light of increased gross bookings

Uber said Tuesday that it could hit one measure of profitability in the third quarter, earlier than expected as the ride-hailing company saw gains in its delivery and mobility businesses. The ride-hailing service told regulators in a filing this morning that it anticipated an increase in gross bookings and stronger adjusted EBITDA in the quarter than it had forecasted for shareholders in its last investor presentation. The company now anticipates gross bookings for the current quarter to land be...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Ride Hailing, Alex Wilhelm, EBITDA, Dara Khosrowshahi, EBIDTA, Nelson Chai

Blue Bear Capital raises $150M to fund climate, energy and infrastructure tech

Blue Bear Capital has raised a new $150 million fund that will be used to find and invest in startups developing technology aimed at speeding up the adoption and industrialization of renewable energy. This is the venture firm’s second fund, which it says is oversubscribed. Blue Bear has already backed nine new companies since 2020. The firm said the fresh cash will be used to fund digital technologies “making an outsized impact” in markets including wind, solar, the electric grid, EV infrastruc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Bp, GreenTech, Tim Kopra, Blake, Advisory Board, First Reserve, Alex Krueger, Blue Bear Capital, Blue Bear, FreeWire Technologies

MIT study finds Tesla drivers become inattentive when Autopilot is activated

By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as regulators and federal officials investigate the safety of the system after a few high-profile crashes. A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lends credence to the idea that the FSD system, which despite its name is not actually an autonomous system but rather an advanced driver as...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Boston, US, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Automotive, Ford, Tesla Autopilot, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, FSD, Intelligent Driving Environment Recording, General Motors Mercedes Benz

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