Wired transportation editor Alex Davies was among the Conde Nast staffers who were laid off on Wednesday.
Davies oversaw Wired’s transportation coverage, writing and editing stories with a focus on autonomous and electric vehicles, aviation, and infrastructure. His book recounting the creation of the self-driving car, “Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car,” will be published in January 2021.
He launched the transportation section in January 2016.
Davies joined Wired in May 2014 as associate editor after working at Business Insider, where he raised traffic to the transportation section over 300 percent, writing 3-6 articles daily covering transportation technology, business, and breaking news. He also edited articles written by fellow reporters, contributing authors, and interns.
He also worked as a writer at Discovery.com.