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Displaying items by tag: Driving

With the Easter long weekend and school holidays fast approaching and reduced travel restrictions, many Australians will be spending more time on the road as they plan to get away or visit friends and family, so what's the best way to use a mobile safely while driving?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

When it comes to holiday time, we can let our guard down as we relax a little, with 2020 perhaps causing people to relax a little too much. Here's what Australian Mobile Telecommunications Australia CEO Chris Althaus says we should all be aware of this holiday season.

Published in Home Tech

Global dash cam manufacturer, Nextbase, launched its premium 622GW 4K model in Australia last month - and this may well be the ideal Christmas gift for the motorist in your life, if not yourself.

Ola, which bills itself as "one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, and India's most popular transportation platform", has announced its plans to enter the UK, bringing "a dynamic, responsible new service to the market".

Published in Development

A study prepared by Smith's Lawyers of 980 Australian drivers between January and June 2018 shows concern over autonomous self-driving cars, with only 22% of drivers stating they'd trust such cars.

Published in Mobility

A new robot car, enabled with LiDAR, can see wavelengths beyond human senses to drive in foggy, snowy and bad weather conditions, with the evolving technology representing "a big step towards a safe automated vehicle".

Published in Development

If you use your phone while driving in NSW, or are otherwise distracted, or take cocaine and drive, new reforms due on 1 July are set to target you.

Published in Development

Want to transform your car into a smart car that helps you drive better to save fuel and money, gives you all the stats that matter, is app connected and so much more?

TomTom wants to welcome its users to "priority driving" as part of its "latest integrated communications campaign" for a "superior driving experience".

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 21 May 2016 07:46

Teaching your kids to drive webinar

Parenting is, of course, one of the toughest jobs.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 27 April 2015 00:01

Drivers with Apple Watch: next police target?

Users of smartwatches from Apple, Google, Microsoft and others while driving a car might find themselves the subject of police attention if caught using wearables devices.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:42

Uber plans creation of 20,000 OZ driver jobs in 2015

No, Uber isn’t increasing its own internal staff levels by 20,000 in Australia, but instead plans to create 20,000 new drivers down under this year.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 03 July 2014 11:41

WA drivers slugged with big new fines

WA drivers are being warned to stay off their mobile phones, with fines set to skyrocket under new changes from the state government.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:47

Drivers phoning it in this ANZAC day

Reaching for mobile phones while driving is dangerous and can increase the risk of crashing by 900% according to the latest research, according to the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

Published in Mobility
Monday, 25 November 2013 11:14

Vic drivers face tough new texting laws

Victorian drivers who text while driving will face big fine increases, which come into effect today.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:50

Victorian drivers to face tougher texting laws

If you text and drive you're a 'bloody idiot' and you'll now also face a much harsher penalty in a push from the Victorian state government for tougher texting laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:25

NSW tells drivers 'get your hands off it'

The New South Wales government today launched a $1.5 million road safety awareness campaign, designed to discourage people from texting while driving.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:55

Holden's Barina buckles up with Apple's Siri

Australia’s own Holden Barina has won the chequered flag to integrate Apple’s Siri voice control system in a car down under.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 14:50

Goodyear rolls out iPhone app

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear has joined the swelling ranks of companies using iPhone apps as promotional tools.

Published in Mobility
Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:11

Adults text and drive just as much as teens

A new survey called the Internet & American Life Project, by the Pew Research Center, found that U.S. adults send or read text messages while driving just as much as do teenagers. Actually, 1% more adults text and drive than do teens--27% versus 26%.

 

Published in Health
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