Transportation

Amazon Buys Planes From U.S. Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon Buys Planes From U.S. Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just lease them and comes as the airline industry struggles from a…

Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber is bailing on its self-driving car unit, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group, and will sell it off to driverless trucking-focused startup Aurora in a deal that could create a combined firm valued at $US10 ($13) billion, the companies announced on Monday.

Uber’s Junked JUMP Bikes Are Getting A Second Chance

Uber’s Junked JUMP Bikes Are Getting A Second Chance

When Uber sold off its e-transportation offshoot, Jump, earlier this year, the company was left with hundreds of employees that needed to be let go, and tens of thousands of electric bikes that, well, also needed to be let go… directly into the trash.