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JAN
16

Cars are unaffordable to run in Sydney

Monday, 16 January 2017

According to a 2016 housing affordability survey, Sydney is the second most expensive in the world after Hong Kong. It’s no surprise that transport in Sydney is becoming very expensive, compared to other Australian cities. Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has just developed Australia’s first Transport Affordability Index to show exactly who pays what for transport, including car ownership and public transport.

Read more: Cars are unaffordable to run in Sydney

 
DEC
31

Will we bully self-driving cars?

Saturday, 31 December 2016

There are lots of stories in the press about driverless cars but most of them seem to focus on technology and safety. This story takes a more human view – how will drivers of conventional cars act towards self-driving cars? A recent study by London School of Economics and Goodyear suggests some drivers could be tempted to bully them!

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DEC
19

Lemon laws would have more juice

Monday, 19 December 2016

Imagine you’ve just bought your dream car, and the first time you go for a drive it won’t start. Maybe this is just one unlucky occasion, or perhaps you are one of the unfortunate people who has bought a “lemon”.

Read more: Lemon laws would have more juice

   
DEC
08

How we react to paying speeding fines

Thursday, 08 December 2016

It would be hard to find somebody who actually likes paying traffic fines. In 2014-15, the NSW Office of State Revenue sent out more than 476,000 fines for speeding only. Unfortunately, many people in NSW don’t pay them on time:

 
DEC
05

What about the human factor in driverless cars?

Monday, 05 December 2016

With all the excitement about driverless car technology, is it possible we’re forgetting the human factor?

Read more: What about the human factor in driverless cars?

   

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