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This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
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An Italian company created the world's first 3D-printed fiberglass boat — take a closer look at the sleek 'Mambo'

MAMBO by Moi Composites. Moi Composites Startup Moi Composites built a striking vessel it's calling the first 3D-printed fiberglass boat.  The firm built its Motor Additive Manufacturing Boat — MAMBO for short — to showcase its 3D-printing abilities.  Moi says its "continuous fiber manufacturing" process lets it create unusual shapes that aren't possible with traditional methods.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Recent 3D-printing technology has advanced immensely, with...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, 3d Printing, Boats, Additive Manufacturing, Mambo, Cfm, Moi, Tim Levin, BITranspo, Manufactruing, Motor Additive Manufacturing Boat MAMBO, Moi Composites, Genoa Boat Show, Moi Composites Moi Composites


The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


Egypt just unveiled the first restaurant at the Great Pyramids ever as it doubles down on tourism to lure travelers back

Waiters and employees during the opening of the 9 Pyramids Lounge on October 20, 2020. Egypt has added upgrades to its historical Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx tourist sites by opening a new restaurant and unveiling a fleet of electric buses amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported. The country started reporting monthly losses of tourism to about $1 billion following coronavirus-related shutdowns earlier this year. The new 9 Pyramids Lounge restaurant sits on a 14,434-sq...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Trends, Cnn, Restaurant, Egypt, Reuters, Giza, Reuters People, World Travel and Tourism Council, Supreme Council, Great Sphinx, Great Pyramids, Grand Opening, Mostafa Waziri, Brittany Chang


Airbus created a remote-controlled aircraft with flapping wingtips to see how much it could increase efficiency

Airbus' AlbatrossONE. Airbus Airbus created the AlbatrossONE, a small-scale remote-controlled aircraft with wingtips that can flap like a bird during turbulence to better handle the strong gusts of winds. These hinged, flapping wingtips help reduce drag, therefore saving fuel and consequently decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. Airbus has completed two flight tests of the AlbatrossONE, and the most recent test in July used wingtips that were 75% longer than the ones used during the in...
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3 stunning 1950s-era concept cars have hit the market and are expected to rake in up to $20 million at auction

Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica concepts. Ron Kimball/RM Sotheby's Three beautiful midcentury concept cars are expected to rake in as much as $20 million at auction later this month.  Alfa Romeo commissioned the BAT 5, 7, and 9d as studies in aerodynamic efficiency and revealed them in 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively.  A collector bought all three cars in 1989 and will sell them as a package October 28 through RM Sotheby's. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, Classic Cars, Concept Cars, Ferrari Enzo, Alfa Romeo, Bertone, Sotheby, Car Design, Pebble Beach Concours, Darin Schnabel, Car Auctions, Franco Scaglione, Tim Levin, BITranspo


3 key tips to help you shop for car insurance in a smart way

"Generally speaking, female drivers aged 25 to 65 pay the least for insurance," Kacie Saxer-Taulbee, a data scientist at insurance comparison shopping website Insurify, told Business Insider. Tom Werner/Getty Images The best way to get a good insurance rate for yourself is to shop around and do research, according to a data scientist at car insurance shopping comparison site, Insurify. Buying an older, less flashy car and driving safely can also reduce your rate. Mileage-based insurance is...
Tags: MetroMile, Transportation, Washington, Car Insurance, Advice, US, Trends, Insurance, Autos, Nerdwallet, Don, Insurify, Ford Windstar, Kristen Lee, Tom Werner Getty, BITranspo


Wall Street analysts tore down 7 competing electric-vehicle batteries — and say Tesla is once again leading the pack

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai Reuters Tesla's held a comfortable lead on electric-vehicle manufacturing and sales for years, after virtually inventing the industry on its own.  But now it's not the only player in town, and competitors are quickly catching up, according to UBS.  To understand manufacturing costs and technology, analysts at the bank tore down seven battery models used by various competitors. They found Tesla sti...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Ubs, Batteries, Panasonic, Volkswagen, EVs, Allied Market Research, Musk, Ev, Tesla China


How BMW uses its mystifying Alpina brand to capture ultra-wealthy buyers who want the 'ultimate Ultimate Driving Machine'

The Alpina B7 is superior in every way to BMW's flagship 7-Series, which starts at nearly $15,000 more. BMW The $143,000 Alpina B7 is a special kind of BMW, a luxury ride that springs from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. The Alpina brand seems an odd fit in BMW's broader business, but it's a clever tool for attracting very wealthy buyers who might otherwise head for a higher-end automaker. These consumers buy Alpina because they're looking for a little more elegance, sophistication and a mor...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Luxury cars, Auto Industry, Bmw, Edwards, Alpina, Russell, Strategic Vision, BMW Individual, Burkard, Matt Russell, Jackie Jouret, Jouret, Alpinas, BI Prime


REVIEW: The $65,000 Genesis GV80 SUV is a lavish chariot with an interior that puts the competition to shame

2021 Genesis GV80. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2021 Genesis GV80 is a brand-new, midsize luxury crossover from Genesis, Hyundai's luxury brand. The GV80 competes with the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Acura MDX. The SUVs come with either a four-cylinder engine or a V6 and either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Starting MSRP is $48,900. The two versions I tried out cost $58,475 and $64,825, respectively. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you don'...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Bmw, Hyundai, Kia, SUVs, Genesis, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes AMG, Acura MDX, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia Telluride, Genesis Hyundai, Mercedes Benz GLE


I've driven tons of Corvettes, and the refined nature of the new mid-engine car makes me miss the old days

Like everybody else, I waited a long time for the new mid-engine Corvette. Matthew DeBord/Insider I finally got a chance to drive the long-awaited eight-generation Corvette, now with the engine sitting in the middle of the car — not up front under the hood, its home since the early 1950s. The so-called C8 Vette is the most radical redesign in the car's long history. I expected to be impressed, and I was. But I also ended up struggling with the change. The C8 Vette is almost too good — I mi...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Ferrari, Ford, Stingray, Chevy, Sports Cars, Corvette, Lamborghini, Daytona, Mark Reuss, IMSA, Bowling Green Kentucky, Reuss, Ferrari Daytona


CA appeals court upholds ruling that Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees

Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees, an appellate court ruled yesterday evening. However, the decision will be stayed for 30 days after the court issues the remittitur, which has not happened yet. That means depending on how ballot measure Proposition 22 goes, this case may not end up being the deciding factor in how Lyft and Uber classify their drivers in California. Throughout the case, Uber and Lyft have argued that reclassifying their drivers as employees would cause...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Labor, California, San Francisco, Tech, AB, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman, California Superior Court, Julie Wood, Gig workers, AB 5


This camper van rental company will let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, US, Trends, Rental Cars, Volkswagen, RV, Subscription, Reykjavik, Rental, Tiny Home On Wheels


This camper van rental company will let new let you subscribe to book RVs for months or even years at a time — see how it works

Indie Campers. Indie Campers Indie Campers has released a subscription service that allows digital nomads in Europe to subscribe to #VanLife on a monthly or annual basis. The price of the subscription varies according to the city, and customers can select one of the company's nine camper van models that range from a Fiat Ducato to a Volkswagen California. An annual subscription entails a fixed monthly fee, while a monthly subscription has fees that change according to the month. Visit Busi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, US, Trends, Rental Cars, Volkswagen, RV, Subscription, Reykjavik, Rental, Tiny Home On Wheels


Tesla is recalling 30,000 Model S and X cars in China over suspension problems

Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Tesla is recalling around 30,000 Model S and X vehicles in China, the country's State Administration for Market Regulation said Friday. Tesla issued the recall because of two different suspension defects, but some vehicles may have both, regulators said. The recall impacts the bulk of imported Model S and Model X cars made between September 2013 and January 2018. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla is recalling around 30,000 vehic...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Transport, Electric, Model S, Model X, Jpmorgan, Tesla China, State Administration


Metro board OKs boost for bus services across L.A. County

Los Angeles County transportation officials have voted to initiate the NextGen Bus Plan, which is designed to create a faster and more reliable bus network with more routes. The county’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency board of directors said they expect some of the changes to bus routes to be implemented in December in areas that have the most need for service improvements. “…NextGen is the most important piece of work, in my mind, at Metro right now,” Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor...
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Metro aims for more buses, more often in first major overhaul of system in 25 years

Los Angeles County transportation officials have voted to initiate the NextGen Bus Plan, which is designed to create a faster and more reliable bus network with more routes. The county’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency board of directors said they expect some of the changes to bus routes to be implemented in December in areas that have the most need for service improvements. “…NextGen is the most important piece of work, in my mind, at Metro right now,” Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Barger, CRENSHAW, Garcetti, Redondo Beach, Metro Board, NextGen, Metro Green Line, Metropolitan Transportation Agency


A California appeals court unanimously upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees under the state's gig work law

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees under the state's gig work law, AB-5. The ruling doesn't kick in immediately, however, leaving in place an emergency stay issued in August until likely after the election. Uber and Lyft have sought to avoid being forced to c...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Politics, Supreme Court, California, San Francisco, Trends, Markets, Lawsuits, Court of appeal, Rideshare, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bernie Sanders, Gig Economy


Metro Micro: Transit board approves $1 fares, first service areas for ride-hailing program

The fare structure and first service areas for the three-year MicroTransit Pilot Project, a ride-hailing program that will be operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has been blessed by the MTA board. Metro Micro will offer on-demand, shared ride service for short trips within designated service zones in Los Angeles County at an introductory rate of $1 per ride (transfer not included) for the first six months. “It’s our job to provide Angelenos with affordable and accessible ways ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, CRENSHAW, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Redondo Beach, Metro Board, Metro Green Line, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN


Uber alternative: Metro to offer on-demand ride-sharing service at $1 per ride

The fare structure and first service areas for the three-year MicroTransit Pilot Project, a ride-hailing program that will be operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has been blessed by the MTA board. Metro Micro will offer on-demand, shared ride service for short trips within designated service zones in Los Angeles County at an introductory rate of $1 per ride (transfer not included) for the first six months. “It’s our job to provide Angelenos with affordable and accessible ways ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, CRENSHAW, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Redondo Beach, Metro Board, Metro Green Line, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN


Uber drivers are suing the company over 'threatening' messages urging them to vote for California's Prop. 22

Rideshare driver Teresa Mercado raises her fist in support as app based gig workers held a driving demonstration with 60-70 vehicles blocking Spring Street in front of Los Angeles City Hall urging voters to vote no on Proposition 22 on Oct. 8, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images A group of Uber drivers say the company's messaging in favor of California's Proposition 22 is breaking the law.  In their lawsuit filed Thursday, they say the "threatening" and "coercive" messages break a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, News, California, La, San Francisco, Trends, AG, Valdez, Los Angeles City Hall, Dara Khosrowshahi, George Warner, Ride-hailing, Tech Insider, Khosrowshahi, Graham Rapier


The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, UK, England, Life, Air Canada, Planes, Global, US, Los Angeles, Trends, History, Features, Canada, Paris


UPS' advanced tech chief reveals how the pandemic has underscored the case for drone delivery, starting with moving medical supplies

UPS has launched two health care-related drone delivery trials during the pandemic. Courtesy of UPS UPS, along with other delivery and logistics companies, is in a race to launch regular, commercial drone delivery systems. In the past few months, UPS has begun pilot programs with CVS and a major hospital system, using drones to make deliveries and transport critical supplies. In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, UPS' VP of Advanced Technologies explained how the COVID-19 pandem...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Trends, UPS, Drones, Faa, Cvs, Ganesh, Winston Salem North Carolina, Wake Forest Baptist, Advanced Technologies Group, Advanced Technologies, UPS Deliveries, David Slotnick, Bala Ganesh, Coronavirus


COVID-19 didn't end driving, but mobility experts say it could spell the demise of rush hour

"Now we have control over the cadence of our work," Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz said. "Do we need to honor a rush-hour system if it's proven to be not necessary anymore?" AP Photo/David J. Phillip Travel and commuting nosedived in March when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the US. Business Insider spoke with two mobility experts, Gary Hallgren of Arity, and Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz, about how the pandemic has changed commuting.  Driving has dropped by as much as 70%, but as it's sta...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, US, Trends, Traffic, Brooklyn, United States, Manhattan, Autos, Commuting, Mobility, Joshi, Alex Davies, Ignition, Sam Schwartz, Kristen Lee


A UPS exec reveals how the pressures of the pandemic can make drone deliveries a reality as it starts flying medical supplies, PPE, and medicine

UPS has launched two health care-related drone delivery trials during the pandemic. Courtesy of UPS UPS, along with other delivery and logistics companies, is in a race to launch regular, commercial drone delivery systems. In the past few months, UPS has begun pilot programs with CVS and a major hospital system, using drones to make deliveries and transport critical supplies. In an exclusive interview with Business Insider, UPS' VP of Advanced Technologies explained how the COVID-19 pandem...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Trends, UPS, Drones, Faa, Cvs, Ganesh, Winston Salem North Carolina, Wake Forest Baptist, Advanced Technologies Group, Advanced Technologies, UPS Deliveries, David Slotnick, Bala Ganesh, Coronavirus


The new GMC Hummer EV is aimed directly at the heart of traditional, gas-guzzling pickup truck buyers

2022 GMC Hummer EV. GMC The new Hummer EV looks like and is sized similarly to the original Hummers from the 2000s, which is a good thing. It is the halo car that will hopefully convince truck buyers and owners that EVs are cool. GM has built good electrified vehicles before, like the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV, but neither are "cool" like the Hummer EV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hummer is back like the Great Recession never happened. Sort of.On Tuesday n...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Analysis, United States, Gm, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vox, EVs, Pickup Trucks, Volt, Gmc, Schwarzenegger


A company that lets anyone rent an RV just raised over $100 million as RV and road travel continues to skyrocket in popularity

Stanislaw Pytel/Reuters RVshare has raised over $100 million from KKR and previous investor Tritium Partners as the RV rental platform sees continuous bookings growth into the fall. RV rental companies and makers have stayed resilient throughout the coronavirus pandemic. According to RVshare's news release, this investment will allow the peer-to-peer rental platform to tap into KRR's "network" and "resources," and grow the company as the industry continues to boom. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Investment, Berkshire Hathaway, KKR, RV, Road Trip, Business Insider, Tiny Home On Wheels, Gray, Jon Gray, Tritium Partners, RVshare, Brittany Chang, Stanislaw Pytel Reuters


Elon Musk said Tesla is about to hike the price of its 'full self-driving' software by $2,000

Joe Skipper/Reuters Tesla is raising the price of its "full self-driving" software by around $2,000, its CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday. The price of the assisted driving add-on will rise on Monday, October 26, to $10,000.  It follows the limited beta release of the software on Tuesday. Tesla has raised the price of its "full self-driving" feature, which isn't actually fully autonomous, many times in the past, and Musk has said it will eventually cost more than $100,000. Visit Busine...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Electric Car, Driverless Car, Musk, Grace Dean, Full Self Driving, Joe Skipper Reuters Tesla


Tesla posts its most profitable quarter ever as it blows past analyst estimates

Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joe Skipper Tesla on Wednesday announced its third-quarter financial results.  The electric automaker reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.76 on top of $8.77 billion in revenue.  Wall Street analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected $0.55 per share and $8.2 billion of revenue.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla on Wednesday posted its fifth consecutive profitable quarter, putting the electric automaker on track to turn its first-ever annual ...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Volkswagen, Tesla earnings, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Elon Musk REUTERS Joe Skipper Tesla, Wednesday Musk


General Motors' Cruise will pandemic-proof its driverless EV shuttles before they roll out in San Francisco

Cruise CTO and cofounder Kyle Vogt at the Origin's debut in early 2020. Stephen Lam/Reuters Autonomous ride-hailing startup Cruise will build pandemic protections into its Origin shuttles. The all-electric Origin was unveiled at the beginning of 2020; it's being jointly developed by General Motors and Honda. The Origin will be built at GM's Factory Zero in Michigan, alongside the new GMC Hummer electric pickup truck. Cruise is also petitioning NHTSA to put the Origin on the road in San...
Tags: Transportation, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Harvard, Cruise, DMV, Gm, World Health Organization, Michigan, Honda, Grant, Self-driving Car