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A cyclist rides along the Hume Highway. New research confirms that drivers cause most collisions between cars and bicycles. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Cars overwhelmingly cause bike collisions, and the law should reflect that

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bicycle, we look at new research that confirms cars cause the majority of bike collisions. It's time to follow much of Europe and shift liability to drivers.
Australia is falling far behind other countries in improving car pollution. , CSIRO/Wikimedia commons

Australia has stalled on car efficiency

Australia's road emissions have plateaued – last year showed the smallest reduction on record.
Self-driving cars need to ‘see’ what’s going on around them. Intel/Mobileye

How to make a driverless car ‘see’ the road ahead

For a driverless car to be safer than one driven by a person it must know what's going on around it. But making a system that can "see" is a challenge for tech companies.
Look! No driver in the Mercedes F 015 concept car shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Shutterstock/Steve Lagreca

Driverless cars, just imagine how we could use them

When you don't need a human to drive a car there are plenty of things you can do with such a vehicle.
Want cleaner air? Stop leaving your car engine running while you’re stopped at lights or waiting for a passenger, and demand better regulations from the government. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Australia needs stricter rules to curb air pollution, but there’s a lot we could all do now

Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.

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