It's important to know How To Be an Efficient Traveller because anyone who travels frequently, can tell you that a few extra minutes of planning or a few key accessories, can either enhance your travelling experience or become your worse travelling nightmare.
Patrick has travelled to several parts of the world and in this episode, he shares The Best Travel Tips for Executives and Entrepreneurs that he personally uses and have led him to have pleasant travelling experiences.
Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car. The agreement announced Thursday with the Federal Trade Commission covers statements Uber made from late 2013 until 2015 while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of its main rival, Lyft. The FTC alleged that most Uber drivers were earning far less in 18 major U.S. cities than Uber published online.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Nissan, discusses the new Rogue Sport, autonomous driving, electric vehicles and changes for the auto industry under the incoming Trump administration. He speaks with David Westin on “Bloomberg Markets” from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
Ford Chairman Bill Ford discusses the Detroit auto industry, Donald Trump’s trade policies, the president-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao for Transportation secretary and the company’s decision to scrap plans for a new plant in Mexico. He speaks with David Westin on “Bloomberg Markets” from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan
Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month, Waymo CEO John Krafcik revealed in a speech at the Detroit auto show Sunday.
Toyota CALTY designer lead Ian Cartabiano walks through the interior design and technology of the Concept-i concept at CES 2017. With scissor-doors, autonomous driving, and an innovative artificial intelligence co-driver, it's a preview of the sort of technology that Toyota believes could be in the emotionally-engaged cars of tomorrow.
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Shares of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) fell more than 3 percent on Friday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump threatened to impose heavy taxes on the automaker if it builds its Corolla cars for the U.S. market at a plant in Mexico.
Toyota dropped as much as 3.1 percent to 6,830 yen ($59.06) in early trade before paring losses, after Trump's tweet on Thursday – “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.”
The tweet was Trump's first broadside against a foreign automaker. He has slammed automakers in the United States for building cars in lower-cost factories south of the border, which he said costs American jobs.
This week Ford Motor Co (F.N) scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico after Trump criticized the investment.
Trump's tweet confused Toyota's existing Baja plant with the planned $1 billion plant in Guanajuato, where construction got under way in November.
Baja produces around 100,000 pickup trucks and truck beds annually, including the Tacoma pick-up truck. In September, Toyota said it would increase output of pick-up trucks by more than 60,000 units annually.
The Guanajuato plant will build Corollas and have an annual capacity of 200,000 when it comes online in 2019, shifting production of the small car from Canada.
Other Japanese automakers too have plants in Mexico. Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) has two facilities, producing 830,000 units in the year to March.
Honda Motor Co (7267.T) operates two assembly and engine plants in Mexico with a total annual capacity of 263,000 vehicles. It also operates a transmission plant with an annual capacity of 350,000 units.
Other Japanese carmakers also fell in early trade, with a stronger yen dragging on prices too. Honda fell more than 2 percent before paring losses, while Nissan also shed 2 percent, underperforming the broad Topix .TOPX index.
The British Airways cabin crews are set to stage a walkout over payments after rejecting a deal proposed by the airline in December.
Trade union, Unite, announced that up to 2700 British Airways cabin crew members will leave work for 48 hours from January 10. The strike was initially planned for Christmas Day and December 26 but it was postponed after the airline made the offer. However, later 70 percent of the union members voted the offer down. Unite says low salaries have forced some of its members to find a second job. British Airways have called the walkout completely unjustified. The people involved in the strike account for 15 percent of the airline’s cabin crew.
Employees at an Iowa cabinet company are about to get a sunny reprieve from the winter cold, all thanks to the boss. All of the more than 800 employees of Bertch Cabinets in Waterloo, Iowa will get a free trip to the Caribbean next month. company president Gary Bertch said “We leave January 8, We've got four charter aircraft that will be flying directly to Miami Sunday and staying at a nice five-star hotel. Then on Monday, we'll bus over from the hotel to the port and load up on the ship.” Bertch told his employees the trip was a reward for them after the company meet its goals for the year.
This isn't your typical snow fort. Italian architect Luca Roncoroni travelled to the Arctic Circle to design this Victorian Ice Suite for the Icehotel 365 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, where rooms can cost $1,000 a night. It took nearly 10 tons of ice and roughly 135 hours to hand-carve every detail. Bloomberg Pursuits watches him work, from start to finish, in one magical minute.
Bloomberg Pursuits’ Troy Patterson discusses how Patrick Grant, owner of Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, is working to convince American clients to embrace the British style. He speaks with David Gura on “Bloomberg Markets.”
Strike action by Southern rail staff over the role of guards and driver-only trains – which they argue are a safety risk – has meant that the rail operator's 2,242 services have come to a grinding halt.
One of the bosses of GTR, who run under-fire rail company Southern, has apologised for the travel chaos commuters will face throughout December. The RMT and Aslef unions have called for a number of strikes across the month over a long-running dispute about the changing role of conductors on trains. Alex Foulds, the deputy chief operating officer for GTR, also called the Southern service “very poor” and said it was “not good enough”.
At the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Local Motors 3D printed a plastic car called the Strati.
Local Motors printed the car's chassis and body all in one piece, and also printed the fenders separately. The first phase of the process took just 44 hours.
Then the non-printed components (engine, seats, steering wheel, etc.) were attached in the last stage of the assembly.
“A 3D printed car like ours will only have dozens of components,” Local Motors engineer James Earle told Business Insider. In the near future, he says, it could cost only about $7,000 to manufacture, perhaps the start of what will become a niche market for customized cars.