Transportation

Silvercar calls quits on airport locations – car rentals move to Audi dealers [Update]

Silvercar calls quits on airport locations – car rentals move to Audi dealers [Update]

Silvercar, Audi's car rental service, is closing its airport locations, with the service shifting its attention to dealer-based pickup instead. Acquired in full by the automaker in 2017, Silvercar distinguishes itself by only offering Audi vehicles and pushing an app-first experience, in an attempt to differentiate from other airport rental operators.

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Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

Boeing's 737 MAX has been cleared to fly in the US again, with the Federal Aviation Administration giving the ill-fated jet the green light to resume flight. The decision comes after 20 months of safety reviews, following the two crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that accounted for 346 deaths.

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Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 Cycle reveals its first four e-bikes

Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 Cycle reveals its first four e-bikes

Harley-Davidson's e-bike brand Serial 1 Cycle has revealed its first models, confirming pricing, power, and range for the eagerly-anticipated powered bicycles. Spun out of the motorcycle legend in October, Serial 1 Cycle says it aims to bring its first four e-bikes to market from the spring of 2021, with options kicking off from $3,399.

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Lilium picks a hub for its all-electric flying taxi service

Lilium picks a hub for its all-electric flying taxi service

Flying taxis are one step closer to lifting off in the US with paying passengers, with Lilium inking a deal with Orlando, Florida to put its first "Vertiport" hub in the state. Lilium is one of a number of companies working on all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet aircraft, figuring that relatively short-range hops between locations are the future of transportation.

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BMW Motorrad built an electric scooter fit for Akira

BMW Motorrad built an electric scooter fit for Akira

BMW is doubling up on its electric models today, not only previewing the new BMW iX all-EV SUV, but a "near-series" electric scooter too. The BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 is, the automaker's two-wheel branch says, a vision of what it has in mind for electric urban mobility in the not too distant future. It doesn't hurt that it looks like something out of an Akira reboot.

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Toyota unveils slick C-HR GR Sport in Europe

Toyota unveils slick C-HR GR Sport in Europe

The Toyota C-HR is available in the United States and is an interesting looking small crossover SUV. In Europe, Toyota has announced that it will be offering a new version of that crossover called the C-HR GR Sport. The new model will bring new color and trim choices built on the new C-HIC grade.

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2021 Nissan Versa is available at dealerships nationwide

2021 Nissan Versa is available at dealerships nationwide

Nissan has announced availability for the 2021 Versa subcompact car at dealerships nationwide. For 2021, the Versa starts at $14,930 plus the $925 destination handling charge. The cheapest version of the car uses a five-speed manual transmission.

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Virgin Hyperloop carried its first passengers yesterday

Virgin Hyperloop carried its first passengers yesterday

History was made in the Nevada desert over the weekend when the Virgin Hyperloop carried its first two passengers. This test marked the first time humans have ever traveled in a hyperloop pod. The first two passengers were Virgin Hyperloop CTO Josh Giegel and co-founder Sara Luchian.

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2021 Toyota Sienna lands at dealerships next month

2021 Toyota Sienna lands at dealerships next month

Toyota has announced that its refined 2021 Sienna van will be hitting dealerships around the US in November. The automaker says the new Sienna reimagines the minivan for a broader range of life stages and activities. One significant new feature for the 2021 Sienna range is that hybrid power is standard across all trims.

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Harley Davidson Serial 1 ebike revealed with a gorgeous retro design

Harley Davidson Serial 1 ebike revealed with a gorgeous retro design

Harley Davidson has announced a new electric bicycle under its ebike company Serial 1, offering consumers a stylish and powered way to get around the city without the cost, noise, and bulk of its motorcycles. The new electric bicycle, the Serial 1 eBicycle, comes amid Harley Davidson's increasing sales problems resulting from a combination of pandemic-related issues and a lack of interest among younger consumers.

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Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler Trucks are teaming up on autonomous haulage, aiming to build and sell a production self-driving truck in the US. The collaboration will see Waymo contribute the driverless tech that is powering its Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing program, which recently came out of closed beta in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Lyft just made it much easier to split your ride fee with friends

Lyft just made it much easier to split your ride fee with friends

If you're using Lyft, there's a good chance you're catching a ride with friends. Until now, splitting the fare typically involved one person paying for the trip and the other people reimbursing them with their share of the fee, a time-consuming and somewhat convoluted method. Lyft's newly added Venmo support changes that, making it very simple to split the cost of a ride.

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