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A giant Tesla battery pack burst into flames during testing, and it took 150 firefighters 4 days to put out

Tesla's big battery in Australia burst into flames during testing on Friday, Australian authorities said. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo A huge Tesla battery pack was on fire for four days until firefighters managed to put it out. The "Megapack," at an upcoming Australian power project, caught fire in a trial, authorities said. It took 150 firefighters and more than 30 fire trucks to extinguish the fire, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Tesla "Megapack...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Australia, Fire, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Transport, Melbourne, Battery, Victoria Australia, Country Fire Authority CFA, CFA, Tech Insider


Covid travel: minister defends plan for amber watchlist in England

Labour warns move will add to confusion over which countries are safe to visit during summer holidaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA government minister has defended proposals for an amber watchlist for travel destinations, as Labour warned it would merely add to the confusion over which countries are safe to visit during the summer holidays.Matt Warman, the minister for digital infrastructure, said the travel watchlist for England would provide people with more inf...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Labour, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Heathrow Airport, Matt Warman, Coronavirus


The Ozymandian reason that we cannot stop HS2 | Brief letters

Railway folly | Barclays bonus | Country diary | Dinner in Ireland | Mixed-up names | New heights for CovidSimon Jenkins makes compelling points regarding HS2, but surely the reality is that it cannot now be stopped (Depleted and unwanted, HS2 hurtles on as Johnson’s £100bn vanity project, 30 July). Were sense ever to prevail, then across London and the home counties, half-abandoned projects would for ever stand like the legs of Ozymandias. They would be enduring testaments to folly, and so cann...
Tags: London, UK News, Ireland, Barclays, Transport, Rail transport, Athletics, Johnson, Hs2, Olympic Games, English and creative writing, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, CovidSimon Jenkins, Alan HallsworthWaterlooville Hampshire


Take a look at Chinese EV maker Xpeng's upcoming P5 sedan, which is undercutting Tesla's Model 3 by a third

Xpeng expects to start deliveries of the P5 in the fourth quarter of 2021. Xpeng Xpeng revealed the pricing for the P5, its new electric sedan, last week. The cheapest version comes in at $24,670 - a third less than the cost of Tesla's Model 3 in China. The P5 has a top speed of 105.6 miles per hour and some versions come with Lidar technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese electric-vehicle startup Xpeng revealed the pricing for its new electric sedan, th...
Tags: Transportation, China, Trends, Tesla, Features, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Xpeng, Xpeng Xpeng, Grace Dean, Weekend BI UK, XPILOT


A cruise passenger who assaulted two men during a drunken brawl at a buffet was sentenced to 21 months in jail

Paul Evans. Hampshire Constabulary A UK man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison, following a brawl on a P&O cruise. Paul Evans, a financial advisor and ex-stockbroker, was sentenced on Thursday, MailOnline reported. His wife, a YouTube interviewer, was given a suspended sentence for her part in the 2019 incident. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former stockbroker has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for assaulting two cruise passengers during a late-night bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Trends, Cruise, Transport, Evans, Norway, Young, Metro, Paul Evans, Bergen Norway, Southampton UK, Weekend BI UK, Zahra Tayeb


High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful

Transport secretary Grant Shapps ‘acted irrationally and unlawfully’ when he approved the £1.7bn project, judge rulesCampaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge.The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight miles of the A303 in Wiltshire next to the prehistoric monument was backed by the government last year, but campaigners launched a judicial review calling for the decisi...
Tags: Heritage, Transport, Wiltshire, Stonehenge, Grant Shapps


Take a look inside Pottery Barn and Airstream's new luxury $145,500 trailer, which sleeps 5 people and has a solid oak dining table

The Airstream trailer comes decked out with Pottery Barn furnishings. Airstream Pottery Barn and Airstream are selling a luxury $145,500 travel trailer. The companies worked together on the design, which comes with Pottery Barn hardware and furnishings. The trailer can sleep up to five, and comes with either twin beds or a queen bed. Take a look inside. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pottery Barn and Airstream are selling a 28-foot travel trailer, with prices start...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trailer, US, Trends, Features, Transport, Retail, Argo, Airstream, Travel Trailer, Pottery Barn, Grace Dean, Pottery Barn furnishings Airstream Pottery Barn, Airstream Furniture


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

A court case aims to resolve the dispute. Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines 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. See more stories on Insider's business page. Skiplagged, a flight-information website, has asked a New York court to rule o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Texas, News, Law, Trends, Tech News, Transport, Airlines, Flights, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Kiwi, Southwest, Southwest Airline


Calgary’s parking authority exposed driver’s personal data and tickets

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners. The parking authority oversees about 14% of the paid parking spots in the Calgary region, and lets drivers pay to park their cars by a parking kiosk, online, or through the phone app by entering their vehicle’...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, New York, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Data Breach, Automotive, Transport, Parking, Volkswagen, Driver, Calgary, Signal, Parkmobile, Computer Security


Calgary’s parking authority exposed drivers’ personal data and tickets

If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the authority after a recent security lapse exposed the personal information of vehicle owners. The parking authority oversees about 14% of the paid parking spots in the Calgary region, and lets drivers pay to park their cars by a parking kiosk, online, or through the phone app by entering their vehicle’...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, New York, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Data Breach, Automotive, Transport, Parking, Volkswagen, Driver, Calgary, Signal, Parkmobile, Computer Security


Easing travel rules for those vaccinated in US and EU ‘reckless’, says Labour

Angela Rayner warns plan to lift quarantine for arrivals in England could allow in new Covid variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLabour has called plans to significantly ease restrictions for millions of travellers “reckless”, saying the move could lead to the importation of another more infectious Covid variant that could wreak havoc.Concerns were raised after the Guardian revealed ministers were poised to recognise the double-jabbed status of people if they were ...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Air transport, Microbiology, Transport, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus


Heathrow wants travel opened up for vaccinated as Covid losses near £3bn

Restrictions and expensive testing requirements are hindering UK’s economic recovery, says airportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeathrow airport has called on the UK government to open up travel for fully vaccinated passengers as it said its losses because of the Covid-19 pandemic had reached almost £3bn.The airport reported a £868m loss for the first half of 2021 and said restrictions and expensive testing requirements were hindering the UK’s economic recovery. Thi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, European Union, UK News, US news, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, Coronavirus


UK lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

Nearly 3,000 hauliers are proposing a ‘stay at home’ day, prompting fears over already creaking food supply chainsLorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains.Hauliers are proposing a “stay at home” day next month in response to low pay and working terms, an event designed to compound the effect of the UK’s lorry-driver shortage , which last week led...
Tags: Food, Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Work & careers, Transport, Transport policy, Industrial Action, Road Haulage Association, Coronavirus


Lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

Nearly 3,000 hauliers are proposing a ‘stay at home’ day, prompting fears over already creaking food supply chainsLorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains.Hauliers are proposing a “stay at home” day next month in response to low pay and working terms, an event designed to compound the effect of the UK’s lorry-driver shortage , which last week led...
Tags: Food, Business, Politics, UK, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Work & careers, Transport, Transport policy, Industrial Action, Road Haulage Association, Coronavirus


‘It’s incredibly poor’: Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service

Ageing fleet hit by breakdowns and cancellations, with capacity low on services that do run due to CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay.But this summer has been grim, said Andrew Russell, the sales director for Arran Sense of Scotland, formerly known as Arran Aromat...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, UK News, Transport, Health policy, Scottish politics, Transport policy, Andrew Russell, Arran, Coronavirus, Brodick Bay, Arran Sense of Scotland


Croydon tram crash deaths were accidental, inquest rules

Seven people died when tram derailed and overturned when speeding around a sharp bend in 2016The deaths of seven passengers in the Croydon tram crash were accidental, the jury at the coroner’s inquest in south London has decided.In a narrative verdict, the jury said contributing factors were that the driver appeared to have become disoriented and not braked in time, while TOL, the tram operator, had failed to adequately account for the risk of a high-speed derailment, or ensure a “just culture” ...
Tags: London, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Croydon


Border officials told not to make Covid checks on green and amber list arrivals

Exclusive: officers in England no longer have to verify whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid testCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBorder officials are no longer required to make basic Covid checks on arrivals in England from green and amber list countries, according to leaked instructions that prompted claims the government is turning a blind eye to the risk of importing Covid cases.A change that came into effect on Monday means Border Force officers no ...
Tags: England, UK News, Air transport, Transport, Border Force, Coronavirus


London council to step up security as vandals target low-traffic zones

Lambeth authority to install extra CCTV and increase patrols to protect low-traffic neighbourhoodsA London council is to install extra CCTV cameras and step up security patrols following a spate of vandalism connected to low-traffic neighbourhood schemes (LTNs), after oil was poured over planters and on the street in the latest incident.Lambeth authority said it would seek to prosecute anyone targeting the infrastructure, after other incidents in which plants have been pulled up, signs sprayed o...
Tags: London, Environment, UK News, Cities, Cycling, Transport, Local Government, City transport, Cctv, Lambeth authority


Post-Brexit roadblocks in place in Kent despite travel U-turn on France

Operation Brock restarted to handle anticipated queues as travel industry questions government decisionEmergency road measures to handle post-Brexit queues in Kent have been restarted by the government to cope with potential holiday traffic – despite Friday’s decision to further restrict cross-Channel travel to France.Barriers on the M20 were erected over the weekend for Operation Brock, a decision taken on Thursday “in anticipation of increased international travel by car drivers from Monday”, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Road transport, Kent, Brexit, Brock


Tesla is letting people take out a 'Full Self-Driving' subscription for $199 per month

Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images 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 pay...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Transport, Subscription, Nhtsa, FSD, Tech Insider, Electrek Tesla, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Full Self Driving, Weekend BI UK


Train operators face calls to publish research on Covid risks

Rail industry resists calls from passenger groups to release data on risk of contracting Covid on trainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTrain operators have been urged to release research showing the risk of contracting Covid on trains, with the chances now believed to be substantially higher than the figure publicised by the rail industry last year.The industry-funded Rail Research and Safety Board (RSSB) said in July 2020 that the risk was just one infection in 11,...
Tags: UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Great Britain, Coronavirus, COVID, Rail Research and Safety Board RSSB


VanMoof X3 e-bike review: Transportation revelation

Like some of the best consumer tech from the last decade, I didn’t know I needed an e-bike until I was on one, breezing down the bike lane contemplating my newfound freedom. Before buying a Nintendo Switch, I would have never guessed how much a candy-colored gaming console that I could pop out of a dock and into my backpack for long flight would fill me with joy. An e-bike, particularly this e-bike, the VanMoof X3, feels like that. I live in Portland, Oregon, land of ample bike lanes and naked b...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Cowboy, Brooklyn, Transport, Nintendo, Tokyo, Portland Oregon, Electric, Vanmoof, Bianchi, E-bikes


Quarantine to remain for vaccinated UK travellers returning from France

Late change to Monday’s new Covid rules as strict conditions introduced on travel to BulgariaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDouble-vaccinated travellers returning from France will still be forced to quarantine next week after ministers made a last-minute change to rules due to come into force from Monday.Earlier this week, ministers considered placing France on the red list amid concerns about the prevalence of the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa, acro...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, South Africa, Transport, Bulgaria, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


Transport secretary backs London mayor’s rule for compulsory masks on TfL

Grant Shapps supports use of masks despite government removing legal requirementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGrant Shapps, the transport secretary, has said he always “expected, and indeed, wanted” some train, bus and rail companies to insist on mask-wearing on their services, despite the government removing legal requirements for face coverings in England.The minister said he backed the decision of Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, to carry on requiring face coverings...
Tags: England, London, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Transport, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus


Shapps: mask-wearing expected to remain on public transport

Transport secretary backs use of masks despite government removing legal requirements for face coveringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGrant Shapps, the transport secretary, has said he always “expected, and indeed, wanted” some train, bus and rail companies to insist on mask-wearing on their services, despite the government removing legal requirements for face coverings in England.The minister said he backed the decision of Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, to carry on ...
Tags: England, London, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Transport, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus


Widespread AV adoption starts with driver assistance systems consumers can trust

Tarik Bolat Contributor Share on Twitter Tarik Bolat is the CEO and co-founder of WaveSense. In the past year, many of the conversations around autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been dominated by the same question: When will self-driving cars be the norm on public roads? While industry leaders talked a big game on AVs monopolizing our roads back in 2016, today some experts have put widespread . However, even that timeline only ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Column, California, Opinion, Tech, AV, Automotive, Automation, Transport, Gm, AAA, Self-driving Car, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, ADAS, Tarik Bolat


Masks to remain compulsory on London tube, buses and trains

Face coverings still required on London transport from 19 July despite national rail operators making them optionalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMask wearing will remain compulsory on the tube and other London transport services after next Monday, Transport for London is to announce, as national rail and bus operators in England said they would only request passengers follow government guidance.Unions and bus industry bodies attacked the government for its confused ...
Tags: Politics, England, London, Scotland, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Transport policy, London Underground, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus, Monday Transport for London


A woman who threw away a dirty diaper on a Mesa Airlines flight says she was threatened with a no-fly list and told to fish the diaper from the trash

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later called her on her cell and said she was on a no-fly list, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana, Mesa Airlines


A woman says a flight attendant yelled at her and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she was mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. She said the attendant called it a "biohazard" and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage. She said the attendant later said she was on a no-fly list. She described the incident as racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who disposed of a dirty ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana


A flight attendant allegedly yelled at a woman and told her she'd been put on a no-fly list for putting her baby daughter's dirty diaper in a garbage bin

The passenger told NBC News that she's now mulling suing Mesa Airlines over the incident. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty A woman told NBC News that a flight attendant shouted at her for disposing of a dirty diaper. The attendant called it a "biohazard," and asked her to retrieve it from the garbage, she said. The Mesa Airlines attendant later said she was on a no-fly list, she said, in an incident she called racist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman who d...
Tags: Transportation, News, Planes, Nbc News, Trends, Transport, Airlines, Khan, Biden, Seattle, United, United Airlines, Don, Houston Texas, Mesa, Kalispell Montana