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Drivers around Sydney have been spotted eating, doing their make-up and even reading textbooks by the Daily Telegraph. According to the report, there's nothing cops can do about it because of "legal loopholes" in our road rules. This is patently rubbish.

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During the announcement made by Elon Musk about the next version of the Tesla operating system, he mentioned the update would allow owners of Tesla vehicles will have access to classics Atari games through the infotainment system. While that may sound cool, it seems like a waste of resources and adds uneccesary complexity to the software. Given all the production delays, it sounds like the emperor is fiddling while the city burns.

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Ferrari was founded all the way back in 1939 - long before factory robots, fiberglass or carbon-reinforced plastics existed. Today I discovered how Ferrari sports cars were originally built. (It involved hard grit, artistry...and lots of hand-crafted wood.)

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The humble family wagon has undergone a revolution over recent years. Stationwagons, or estates for the more European among us, have slowly faded away, replaced by larger four-wheel drive vehicles and, more recently, the SUV. The Holden Equinox, released in Australia earlier this year is a larger SUV with seating capacity for five adults. Here's what I found after a week of using one as the trusty family car.

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There was always a pink blanket in the trunk of the family car when I was growing up. It took up a lot of space but could never be removed, because what if the car broke down in winter? We would all have to huddle under the blanket while we waited for help. Driving without a blanket is just asking for trouble.

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Bloomberg is out this morning with a a well-reported, well-sourced deep-dive into Tesla’s ongoing Model 3 production hell, which is worth reading in full. I will highlight a few passages here, though, one revealing an episode of absurdist horror and the other, well, the other is just very, very bleak.

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When you're wearing impractical shoes to go out or when you want to duck out to the local shops quickly, it's tempting to drive without shoes on. Wearing thong or high heels while driving can be dangerous so the next best option is to just take them off and drive sans shoes. But is it legal to drive without shoes in Australia? Let's find out.

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Mastering rough roads shelled into near-oblivion, Violette Morris sidestepped the artillery craters on her motorcycle. It was 1916 on the slopes of the Somme in the midst World War I, and Morris, a field nurse, was on her way to the battlefield. The soldiers who righted her bike when she fell weren't aware that they were helping a woman. With a shapeless outfit and close-cropped hair, Morris could easily pass for a man on the battlefield.

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One of the places where technology has made some of the biggest impacts on our lives is in the car. While the automotive industry has been around for over a century, it has been at the forefront of using technology to deliver better and safer vehicles for us. Innovations like robots in factories, and safety features such as anti-lock braking and collision avoidance systems have revolutionised the car business. But, over the last decade or so, more technology has been introduced into the passenger cabin. What have been some of the big changes and have they really made driving more fun?

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Most drivers don't give a second thought to snacking behind the wheel. We have fast food drive-thrus all over the country, so it must be legal, right?

As it turns out, "eat-driving" might not be as safe - or as lawful - as you think.

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Big, beautiful all-terrain tyres are key component of any off-road build, as they add ground clearance and traction. Plus, they look awesome. But they're also going to cost you some performance, and you can see exactly how much in this dyno test.