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NOV
27

What is the Volkswagen scandal and why should you care?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 27 November 2015

If you've been paying any attention to automotive news this year, you might have heard of the ongoing saga of the Volkswagen scandal. Numerous news outlets have been reporting on the case, which involves millions of cars the world over - both diesel and petrol - and has not only caused former CEO and chair of Audi Martin Winterkorn to step down, but the company to report a loss for the first time in years.

We'll get to the specifics of the story in a moment, and why you should pay attention, but first let's put the whole thing into perspective.

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NOV
24

The state of Australian car safety

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 24 November 2015

For many Australians, safety is one of the most important factors to research when buying a new car. With driverless vehicles taking to our local roads and questions of safety arising as a result, now is perhaps also a perfect time to consider what advanced systems are making the cars we pilot ourselves safer for the community.

This is especially crucial considering the recent news headlines made by popular Korean marque Hyundai.

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NOV
18

Driverless cars: The future of travel or trouble in the making? Part 2

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Welcome back to our two-part series on driverless cars. In our last article, we outlined the current market and the technology behind these vehicles.

Now, let's investigate how this all affects Australia.

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NOV
17

Driverless cars: The future of travel or trouble in the making? Part 1

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 17 November 2015

It's undeniable now: autonomous motor vehicles, also called driverless cars, are on the way and likely here to stay - at least for the foreseeable future. However, humans have been the pilots of our vehicles since their invention. Our old wooden carts were horse or ox-drawn, and our modern day sports cars and four-wheel drives still require our touch.

So the very fact that it's now possible to have a vehicle on the road piloted entirely by a machine poses a number of very difficult questions. Is this safe? Do we even need driverless cars? How will our laws need to change in order to accommodate these developments?

In this two-part series, we will investigate these questions and more, giving you the information you need to formulate an educated opinion on this important subject.

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OCT
30

The ongoing battle against mobile devices and driver distraction

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 30 October 2015

As part of the ongoing mission to reduce driver distraction and make New South Wales' streets a safer place for all road users, Transport for NSW has launched a new campaign to focus attention on the dangers of mobile phone use behind the wheel.

Earlier this month Minister for Roads Duncan Gay announced the new 'Don't Drive Blind, Get Your Hand Off It' ad campaign in an October 12 media release.

"The key message we're spreading is that if you look away from the road to read or touch your phone, even for two seconds, you're driving blind," said Mr Gay.

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