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Paying extra for parking spaces

Monday, 19 January 2015

Article PhotoAcross Sydney and other parts of NSW, parking can be difficult and expensive.

While some local councils and the state government are working hard to increase the number of parking spaces, a new study has found that parking meters might be the overarching problem.

According to new parking app provider CellOPark, Australians are spending around $15 million extra as a result of 'parking fine paranoia'. Essentially, motorists are deliberately overfeeding parking meters by an average of $2 each time to avoid fines.

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ANCAP awards first 2015 five star safety ratings

Monday, 22 December 2014

Article PhotoAs 2015 approaches, dozens of manufacturers are eagerly waiting for the start of the new year to release their next generation of models.

While some of 2015's vehicles might not be on sale yet, they are under the microscope of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The crash-test authority has carried out trials on more than 500 vehicle models over the past 20 years to gauge how safe they are for the Australian public.

Read more: ANCAP awards first 2015 five star safety ratings


Australia's Best Cars for 2014 announced

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Article PhotoAs we enter the business end of 2014, many people might be starting to think about 2015 and perhaps a new car.

For those considering a new car, the recently announced winners of Australia's Best Cars awards might help with the decision.

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ANCAP to introduce new crash test regime

Friday, 28 November 2014

Article PhotoNew and emerging car technology is both exciting and scary at the same time. As we depend more on vehicles to protect us in the event of an accident, we also release further control and become more removed from the driving experience.

Although driverless vehicles are some way off, safety technology is a growing presence in nearly all new vehicles and something that most of us take for granted.

However, there is one organisation that doesn't take safety technology lightly - the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Over 20 years, the crash test authority has investigated the quality of safety technology in more than 400 vehicles - awarding the five-star safety ratings to the top performers.

Read more: ANCAP to introduce new crash test regime


Surprising facts about cars

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Little known facts about carsFor most people, a car is nothing more than a medium used to get from point A to point B. However, just as there are interesting facts about humans, animals, landscapes and so forth, there are also some pretty amazing facts about cars. The following 10 facts will surprise you.

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