Graham Rapier, Business Insider

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Recent articles by Graham:

Elon Musk appears to have mowed down a traffic sign in Tesla's new Cybertruck over the weekend

The billionaire chief executive took out a "right turn only" sign, while turning left out of the sushi restaurant Nobu in Malibu. → Read More

Uber and Lyft know they have to raise prices in order to turn a profit. Neither of them wants to make the first move.

Lyft CEO Logan Green says the company tried to slow down its aggressive discounts recently, but had to stop since Uber didn't follow. → Read More

Uber's CEO says he never sought the job, and that encapsulates his best advice for young people: Don't overplan your life

Don't overplan your life, the Uber boss said at a luncheon this week. If you do, you could miss huge opportunities because of confirmation bias. → Read More

Uber is exploring ways to make its self-driving cars also be self-cleaning

New patent filings reveal the ride-hailing giant's interest in robotic vacuums and AI-powered lost-and-found detection. → Read More

Ford is coming after Tesla and wants an 'apples to apples' showdown between its F-150 and Elon Musk's Cybertruck

A top Ford executive implied on Monday that Tesla’s video showing its new Cybertruck beating an F-150 in a tug-of-war might not have been completely fair. → Read More

Here's how to preorder Tesla's new Cybertruck

Deposits are just $100 for the truck, smaller than for other models, helping the company reach 200,000 pre-orders over the weekend. → Read More

Ford responds to Tesla's new Cybertruck

"We've always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what others say or do," a Ford representative told Business Insider. → Read More

Elon Musk took shots at Ford's F-150 and other automakers during Tesla's Cybertruck reveal

Ford, however, said in a statement that it isn't worried about competition, thanks to its F-150 being the best-selling truck for 42 years. → Read More

Tesla reveals Cybertruck, a 6-passenger pickup featuring 3 motors, armored glass, and up to 500 miles of range

The new pickup truck is the sixth passenger vehicle in Tesla's lineup and the third new vehicle from the brand to be announced in three years. → Read More

Tesla's Cybertruck launch went off the rails when its 'armor glass' windows were easily smashed twice in a live test

Elon Musk was left a little red-faced Thursday when Tesla's lead designer, Franz von Holzhausen, smashed two windows back-to-back with a metal ball. → Read More

A Venetian wedding, luxury watches, and $7,000 steak dinners: Damning new lawsuit claims FCA seduced union officials with fancy gifts so they'd get a cheaper contract and beat out General Motors

Analysts estimate GM could seek up to $15 billion in damages from the Italian-American rival, though GM has not said how much it's seeking. → Read More

Uber appears to be expanding a feature that lets you choose your favorite driver

Riders have spotted the "favorite driver" feature in San Francisco. It was first noticed in Hong Kong and recently launched in the United Kingdom. → Read More

Avis' chief innovation officer explains how the car-rental giant is fighting to stay relevant in the face of Uber, Lyft, and peer-to-peer car-sharing

To fight with Silicon Valley, the US's second-largest car-rental company headed to the American heartland. → Read More

Lyft hired 99 engineers from the embattled startup Juno as part of its deal with Gett. They're all in Belarus.

Former employees in Israel, New York, and Portland say they're disappointed to be out of a job, but proud of the company they built over three years. → Read More

We spent a day with ScootScoop repossessing renegade scooters to find out why the services are drawing so much backlash

How do an international repo-man and a bike shop owner end up in business together? A common enemy. In this case: electric scooters. → Read More

The head of 'Uber for Business' explains how it's helping the ride-hailing giant finally turn a profit — and reveals the new areas it's targeting

Uber's business-to-business segment is using new strategies to grow quickly, Ronnie Gurion, the general manager of Uber for Business, said. → Read More

Lyft is going green to win the fight against Uber. The executive in charge of that has his work cut out for him.

Lyft provided more than 600 million rides in 2018. Most of those were in gas-powered cars. Getting the company's emissions to zero falls on one man. → Read More

Travis Kalanick sold a massive chunk of his Uber stake as he scales up his next act

The ousted chief executive appears to be actively raising money for his next act — delivery-only restaurants — as Uber's post-IPO lockup period ends. → Read More

Amtrak had another record ridership year as it works toward its first-ever profit

The railroad says it's on pace to break even by 2021, even in the face of budget cuts from Congress. → Read More

Newly released documents show the grueling life of an Uber self-driving car-tester who goes to bed at 5 a.m. each morning

The day before her car killed a pedestrian, an Uber self-driving vehicle operator went to sleep at 5 a.m, new documents related to the crash show. → Read More