Category Archives: drivers

Buying your First Home and Commuting To Work, 400 Times a Year!

Research Before You Buy You’d think it was easy right? You have your deposit, you buy your house, you go to work and you pay the mortgage, just like when you were paying rent. No big deal. But there are other … Continue reading

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Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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Tesla Alerts Driver of Impending Crash

This is the first time I have seen a domestic crash warning in action in a normal car, not a test track or artificial situation. These people were driving in the Netherlands when they heard an incongruous little beep. Hopefully they … Continue reading

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Raves and a little rant from Paihia to Auckland

On the weekend I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest speaker at the Northland National Road Carriers event in Paihia. It was great to have the pleasure to speak with and learn from people that have been on … Continue reading

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The police could be controlling your self-driving car

It isn’t hard to imagine why police and other public-safety officials might want the power to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.marketwatch.com This is a really interesting concept that I hadn’t considered. Of course for … Continue reading

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Highways gutted American cities. So why did they build them?

A story of highway engineers, institutional racism, and the auto industry. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.vox.com Really interesting the way this story describes the birth of freeways and highways with involvement of GM, AAA and others, but apparently excluding urban … Continue reading

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Caused Its First Crash

Google’s self-driving car appears to have caused its first crash on February 14, when it changed lanes and put itself in the path of an oncoming bus. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.com Whilst previously any crashes that Autonomous Cars were … Continue reading

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