Category Archives: traffic congestion

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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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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Looky Loo or Rubbernecker – growing my traffic jargon vocabulary

I was monitoring RTTI or Real Time Traffic Twitter accounts yesterday and read a new name for an old problem, that I hadn’t heard of before. Down Under we call them rubberneckers. It’s the same result though. Frequently when there … Continue reading

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Remember the jokes about what if computer manufacturers built cars?

Mashable Australia put out a story this month about A Tesla that crashed while on Autopilot, where the ‘driver’ died and discussed the implications to the industry. So what exactly does autopilot mean. I’ve been on the jump seat 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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Introducing the self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands

This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation i Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.youtube.com I’m a day behind on this story, but it will probably … Continue reading

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Commuters’ tales: No room to sit – even in the toilet – BBC News

Bhasker Solanki photographed commuters on an early morning train from Surat to Mumbai. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bbc.co.uk When I first started catching the Northern Express Bus from the Auckland’s CBD to the North Shore around the evening peak, there … Continue reading

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