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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, decide when to change lanes and does not require drivers to...

  • DENVER— The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three hours amid a snowstorm last December. Passengers were held aboard 12 planes sitting on the tarmac for more than the three-hour limit set by law, the Transportation...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level. "If Congress preempts state and local governments from enacting smart safety protections, the adoption of...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Hong Kong's port expects a slight rise in container shipping volumes this year despite continuing global turmoil in the sector. Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan Fan, said container throughput was expected to increase slightly this year from 19.8 million TEUs in 2016 and 20 million TEUs in 2015.. Hong Kong's shipping...

  • ATLANTA— The city of Atlanta tested a self-driving vehicle on one of its busiest streets Thursday. The test on North Avenue in the city's bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai. While driving an Associated Press reporter, the driver made minimal human...

  • Sept 14- On Friday, a cruise ship carrying around 3,000 passengers will dock at St. John's harbour in the Caribbean island of Antigua. "But because the port is so damaged in Saint Martin, so damaged in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, we're getting some of those cancellations. Those cruise lines now are making ports of call into Antigua. "

  • WASHINGTON— An influential industry committee recommended Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications. The FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee said the recommendations are a response to an effort by the agency to comply with President Donald...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. Germany's carmakers Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW bought HERE from mobile telecoms company Nokia...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. Germany's carmakers Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW bought HERE from mobile telecoms company Nokia...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. Germany's carmakers Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW bought HERE from mobile telecoms company Nokia...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. Germany's carmakers Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW bought HERE from mobile telecoms company Nokia...

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 14- Danish pension fund ATP has agreed to buy a 27.7 percent stake in Copenhagen Airports from Australia's Macquarie for about 9.8 billion Danish crowns. The transaction depends on approval by the Danish and European Union authorities and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter, the parties said in a joint statement.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Canadian and Danish pension funds have offered to buy the Copenhagen international airport parent company from Australia's Macquarie, which has held a majority stake since 2005.. Denmark's ATP and Canadian Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan said Thursday the offer price for the stakes in Kastrup Airport Parents Aps would be around 5,700...

  • COPENHAGEN, Sept 14- A Canadian and a Danish pension fund, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and ATP, have agreed to buy a 57.7 percent stake in Copenhagen Airports from Australia's Macquarie for about 9.8 billion Danish crowns. Macquarie has invested more than 10 billion crowns during its 12 years of ownership in the company which owns Kastrup airport, the main...

  • Sept 13- Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric carmaker is tentatively scheduled to unveil its planned semi-truck in late October, about a month later than the billionaire had earlier estimated. Tesla has been making strides in self-driving technology and implementing it in an electric truck could potentially move it forward in a highly...

  • LONDON, Sept 13- London- based premium car service Addison Lee has picked New York as the first overseas market where corporate customers will be able to book its branded vehicles, taking on the likes of Uber. Addison Lee, a familiar sight on London streets where it provides up to 30,000 rides a day, already operates in the United States under different names...

  • DETROIT, Sept 13- Heavy-duty trucks could have the technology to haul freight with reduced driver input on U.S. highways by around 2020, but adoption will depend on regulations and customer demand, truck maker Navistar International Corp's chief executive said. "I have a lot of confidence in where the technology is headed," Navistar CEO Troy Clarke told Reuters...

  • DETROIT, Sept 13- U.S. orders for the heavy-duty Class 8 trucks that haul freight along America's highways should be higher in 2018 than 2017, truck maker Navistar International Corp's top executive said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks.