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FedEx lures online sellers with two-day air shipping at ground rates after Amazon contract ends

International shipping giant FedEx is showing it’s serious about attracting the ecommerce crowd after a high-profile termination of one of its contracts with Amazon to provide delivery using its express air service in the US. FedEx is now offering the same two-day express air shipping direct to some customers for the same price it usually ...

Woman fell asleep on an Air Canada flight and awoke to find herself alone on the plane

Most people know that flying can be scary, but it turns out simply sitting in a stationary plane at the airport can be a nightmare, too.  We know this thanks to Facebook user ‎Deanna Noel-Dale‎, who shared a post to Air Canada's page... ...

Future air travel looks high-tech, autonomous, and electric

While everyone on the ground is stressing about self-driving cars, the future of flight is also moving more toward autonomous planes, as seen at the 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show. The air show is one of the biggest aerospace events annually and ... ...

Volkswagen’s electric race car set another speed record. Can it do that again?

Volkwagen's electric race car took on one of the toughest courses in the world — and set a record.  The VW ID.R with two electric motors took on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife 12.9-mile lap through Germany earlier this month and finishe... ...

Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the U.S. in 2019

The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019 in American skies, FastCompany reports. Airbus’ Voom on-demand helicopter shuttle operation will set up shop in the U.S. starting this fall, after previously providing service exclusively in Latin America. Uber announced ...

Nowports raises $5.3 million to become Latin America’s digital shipping answer to Flexport

Nowports, a developer of software and services to track freight shipments from ports to destinations across Latin America, has aims to become the regional answer to Flexport’s billion-dollar digital shipping business. Almost 54 million containers are imported and exported from Latin America each year, and nearly half of them are either delayed or lost due ...

Early-bird pricing ends tonight for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

The robotaxi’s blowin’ its horn and zooming autonomously down the home stretch. At 11:59 p.m. (PT) on June 21 — that’s tonight, people — we hit the brakes on early-bird pricing for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019. Don’t miss your chance to join us in San Jose, Calif. on July 10 and save a smooth $100. ...