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In April, Carhood, a company that lets you park your car at near an airport for free by lending your car out while you’re away, launched in Melbourne. Now, the service has expanded to Sydney Airport and Carhood has partnered with Ford to provide additional rental cars and incentives for Ford car owners. Here’s what you need to know.
The rapid growth of services like Uber and Airbnb over the last decade make it clear that the “sharing economy” is not a passing trend. This has provided business travellers with a viable option beyond the usual taxi and hotel combo. However, there are still some areas of these services that require consieration. Here’s an overview of what businesses need to know.
7 Eleven is about to get some stiff competition when it comes to cheap morning coffee. The supermarket giant Coles is rolling out a new chain of express outlets dubbed “Big Yum at Little Coles”. Focusing on healthy snacks and beverages to go, the stores’ main claim to fame will be fresh coffee for just 80c a cup.
Reward miles are a little misleading. They aren’t always based on how many miles you fly, and the rewards don’t actually equate to miles, either. There are tools to help you compare flight prices in terms of miles, but this rule of thumb works well for estimating.
From December 1, all provisional licence holders in NSW will be banned from using their phones in any way while driving. This includes accessing GPS applications while the phone is secured in a hands-free cradle. The state government is hoping this blanket ban will reduce fatalities among new drivers who are statistically eight times more likely to have a car accident than fully licenced drivers. Is this a win for road safety or will it just lead to even more problems?
And so we arrive at one of the most debated topics at present; diesel versus petrol. The efficiency of each, no matter your choice of vehicle, is a factor that can save you financially and also protect the environment. It’s a small decision with the potential for big impact. Here’s what you need to know.
Sydney is notorious for traffic congestion, but a handful of other cities around the world are just as bad (or worse). Recently released data shows what traffic is like in major cities around the world. If you’re planning a big move or will be driving around during business trips, you’ll want to explore the tool to see what your own commute may look like.