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  • A member of the Easyjet staff tries out the Oculus virtual reality headset, used to train Easyjet cabin crew, during a demonstration at the 'Easyjet Plc Innovation Event' held at Milan's Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

    Virtual reality and streaming content from sites like Netflix is the future of in-flight entertainment, industry leaders told CNBC.

  • China and Russia are aiming to take on Boeing and Airbus in the narrowbody plane segment, the most popular type of aircraft for carriers.

  • The Nissan Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle

    Nissan launched a suite of semi-autonomous driving functions, stressing they were intended to assist and not replace drivers.

  • YOKOHAMA, July 13- Nissan Motor Co Ltd launched a suite of semi-autonomous driving functions on Wednesday stressing they were intended to assist and not replace drivers, just two weeks after similar technology in another maker's car was involved in a fatal crash. Japan's second-ranked carmaker by vehicle sales said its ProPilot can drive a vehicle on...

  • Yet without mandatory, periodic benchmarks for meeting the requirements, the decision to upgrade to safer tank car designs "is left entirely to tank car fleet owners, and may be driven by market factor influences, not safety improvements," NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said in a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous...

  • Europe's Airbus on Tuesday cut the delivery target for its A380 superjumbo to 12 a year from 2018, to prevent a glut of unsold planes.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Workers at Philadelphia International Airport have voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job during the Democratic National Convention later this month. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports workers are seeking better scheduling, clarity on sick pay, a more predictable disciplinary system and the ability to unionize. Information from: The...

  • YOKOSUKA, Japan— Self-driving cars may be all the rage, but when it's a real product, coming soon from Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co., the technology gets toned down. ProPilot is designed to ease stress on stop-and-go congested roads common in Japan, as well as long drives on uncongested roads, like the interstate highways in the U.S., when a driver might tire and...

  • LONDON, July 13- Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to test autonomous and connected technology, with the first models to hit the streets later this year. Carmakers are plowing billions of pounds into autonomous technology with Ford already part of a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • Just over 10,300 stronger tank cars mandated by the new rules are available for service, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press from the Association of American Railroads. Fiery accidents and spills involving the older, rupture-prone cars have occurred in Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Illinois, West Virginia and Canada. During the most recent...

  • How to get a cheap or free upgrade on your flight

    The New York Times offers tips and tricks to get free or cheap upgrades on your next flight.

  • An athlete riding an exercise bike in the Sukhoi SportJet while sensors track his physiological changes.

    Russian plane maker Sukhoi unveiled the world's first private jet kitted out specifically for sports teams at the Farnborough air show on Tuesday.

  • 3D printing satellites in outer space might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but that's exactly where the aerospace industry's biggest players are heading.

  • The bill also extends the Federal Aviation Administration's programs for 14 months at current funding levels. Action is required by Friday, the day the FAA's current operating authority expires, to avoid a partial shutdown of the agency. Bill Shuster, R- Pa., chairman of the House transportation committee, agreed to temporarily drop his effort to remove air...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project said on Monday it appointed its first general counsel, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. Google has logged more than 1.7 million miles of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • BOSTON— The commuter services company that has incurred heavy financial losses since taking over operation of the state's commuter rail system would receive more than $15 million in additional payments over the next 12 months under contract revisions aimed at improving service and reliability. The company, a subsidiary of French transportation giant...

  • BRASILIA, July 11- Brazil's interim government plans to remove foreign ownership limits on domestic airlines through a presidential decree or an act of Congress this year, Transportation Minister Mauricio Quintella said on Monday. We have to think now about reopening the debate in the Senate, "said Quintella from his office overlooking the two-chamber...

  • Qatar Airways.

    Qatar Airways is "seriously" talking to Boeing about buying a "large number" of its 737 Max aircraft, just weeks after it canceled its first order for Airbus's rival plane.

  • Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion order which will help the British-based airline modernize its fleet.