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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights. The decision, announced on Sunday, comes after the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai and a smaller one in the nearby emirate of Sharjah also added similar fees earlier this year.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph, though...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 miles per hour,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • "Monday was a very challenging day for us," Richard Smyth, the Port Authority executive in charge of the LaGuardia renovation, acknowledged Thursday. But critics say the Port Authority must do more to ensure that the airport functions smoothly during the prolonged redevelopment. "They're just not doing a very good job right now, the traffic situation is spiraling...

  • NASSAU, Bahamas _ Ultrapetrol Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $12.8 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Nassau, Bahamas- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted flights at Miami International and nearby airports around 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday following a five-minute power outage at Miami's Terminal Radar Approach Control, a spokeswoman said. Flight operations returned to normal after about 90 minutes, the FAA said.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Tesla Motors Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp, moving closer to its goal of creating a carbon-free energy and transportation company. The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that the deal was approved. Tesla shares closed down 0.7 percent at $220.96 and SolarCity shares ended 0.6 percent...

  • MIAMI— The Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are temporarily closed because of a power outage has shut down the air traffic control center that monitors arriving and departing flights in the area. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said Thursday that the agency stopped take offs and landings at Miami and Fort Lauderdale-...

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose as early as next month that new cars and trucks come equipped with it. General Motors isn't waiting for the proposal, saying it will include V2V in Cadillac CTS sedans before the end of the year. "We're losing 35,000 people every year," said Harry Lightsey, a General Motors lobbyist.

  • SINGAPORE— The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut...

  • DETROIT— Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. So far this year, 26 children in the U.S. have died after they were left in hot vehicles, according to Kids and Cars, a Kansas City- based advocacy group. Within 10 minutes, a car's temperature can rise 20 degrees, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • A man looks at damage to the Airlander 10 hybrid airship after a test flight at Cardington Airfield in Britain, August 24, 2016.

    The world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crashed and suffered damage on its second test flight on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/ 2 seconds. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of its Model S and X vehicles that will extend range and allow for super fast acceleration. Musk said that if the weather is not too hot, a driver could travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles without...

  • Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company planned to make a product announcement later in the day, sending the company's share price higher. "Tesla product announcement at noon California time today," Musk tweeted. The Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer declined to offer details before the announcement, but its...

  • Mobileye's U.S.-listed shares were up 8.3 percent at $50.42 in mid-day trading, while Delphi's shares rose 3.2 percent to $67.15. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Ride services giant Uber Technologies Inc last week said it had acquired self-driving truck startup Otto and planned...

  • Mobileye, a key supplier of vision-based sensing systems, and Delphi, a provider of automotive safety systems, said they plan to begin testing a jointly developed turn-key system for self-driving cars early next year. The Mobileye/ Delphi alliance is the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at speeding deployment of automated driving systems.