Uber has decided to destroy thousand of its electric bikes & scooters, post sell out of its Jump business to Lime. Recently, videos of its red bikes being crushed at a recycling centre surfaced on social media. Uber clarified that it had decided to destroy its older-model vehicles due to maintenance, liability and safety concerns. However, Uber in UK continues to operate Jump business.
Tesla has reduced the price for nearly all its models. While the price for a Model 3 went down by $2,000, the reduction for the Model S and Model X are higher at $5,000 (about 6% lower). Customers can now buy a Model S, for ~$75,000. However price of Model Y meanwhile remains unchanged. The price changes are applicable for North America only, but Tesla is expected to implement in China soon.
SpaceX and NASA will have to wait at least a few more days for their historic spaceflight. Launch officials announced at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday that rough weather would prevent a SpaceX rocket and capsule from taking off from a Florida launch pad, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the first crewed spaceflight to take off from US soil in nearly a decade.
Following criticism, YouTube has denied having censored comments critical of the Chinese government. Comments mentioning the phrase ’communist bandit’ and ’wumao’ which describes the Chinese Communist Party’s ’50 Cent Army’, were removed from the comment section within seconds of posting. A spokesperson said the comment deletion ’appears to be an error’ and an investigation was ongoing.