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JUN
08

Why electric vehicles need a plug

Posted in Automotive
Thursday, 08 June 2017

Unless you are a motor enthusiast, you might not know much about electric vehicles (EVs). With so few of them driving on Australian roads, you might wonder if there is something wrong with them. In fact, by far the biggest problem is price. And second, the Australian government offers little incentive to pay extra for electric cars.

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JUN
05

The secrets of road tolls

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 05 June 2017

The NSW inquiry into road tolling began in April 2017 with the intention to remove the secrecy surrounding tolling. Even though road tolls can and do cost motorists thousands of dollars a year, we don’t know much about the road tolling system.

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JUN
01

How will CTP work for self-driving cars?

Posted in Insurance
Thursday, 01 June 2017

The prospect of self-driving (automated) vehicles is exciting but this new technology cannot work with our current CTP schemes.

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MAY
29

Time to disable mobile phones in cars

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 29 May 2017

Most drivers know the importance of keeping their eyes on the road. Even at the relatively low speed of 60 kmh, if you look at your phone for only 2 seconds, you travel 33 metres blind. Too many drivers are regularly travelling blind because of mobile phone use.

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MAY
22

All blame and no responsibility

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 22 May 2017

It seems to be a quirk of human nature - when something goes well, we take the credit for it. But when it turns sour, we pin the blame on something outside ourselves. It could be other people, unexpected circumstances, or even the road.

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