A survey, run by GPS and dashcam maker Navman on 15,561 of its Australian customers, is pretty bleak if you’re a regular user of Australian roads. Almost every single respondent was annoyed by other drivers not indicating, driving too slowly or being lost. And statistics say that you’re probably not a perfect driver, either. Maybe we should all just take a moment to relax, or maybe we should stay off the roads completely.
How does your car go around corners without screeching tyres? That’s the magic of the differential, a seemingly complex meshing of various gears and splines that delivers separate power to each driven wheel. This pre-World War II video produced by General Motors is actually an incredibly straightforward and informative look at what goes on underneath your car to make it move.
Video: Ever wonder how much your luggage gets tossed around? DIYer Ben Heck created a data logging device that tracks the movement of your luggage.
If you’re not a fan of Opal, we have some good news for you: NSW Transport has announced plans to trial a new contactless payment system using commuters’ credit and debit cards. This means you’ll be able to tap on and tap off Sydney’s trains, buses and ferries without the need for a ticket or smart card. Hurrah!
City passes aren’t always a good deal, but they can be a stress-free, easy way to build a sightseeing itinerary if you’re in a new, or busy tourist city and need help figuring out what you might want to see.