Cars that can automatically dial triple-0 after a crash become reality

Imagine your car could automatically call triple-0 after a crash, even if you were trapped or unconscious, and communicate your GPS location, the type of the accident and the number of people on board to emergency services.

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How well do you know the road rules? Take our quiz for a drive

Nothing makes blood boil quite like a motorist who doesn’t know what they’re doing behind the wheel.
Each week on Facebook, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads asks its followers for the solution to some everyday scenarios they may come across when behind the wheel.
Most get it right, but others need a refresher. And fast.
Now it’s your turn. We’ve taken the best questions and present them to you now.

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How they do things in QLD 🙂 (Ed)

Cheap travel anywhere on Earth within an hour using new rocket.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he plans to replace his current rocket fleet and capsules with a next-generation spacecraft that could be used to travel to the Moon, Mars, or around the Earth — cutting most long-distance Earth flights to just half an hour.

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Missing Malaysia jet MH370 weeks away from keeping secrets forever.

mh370_getty_3_620x310The man leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is showing the strain after almost two years of fruitless toil. Martin Dolan, head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said he struggles to sleep at times, gnawed by thoughts that wreckage from the Boeing Co. 777 may have slipped through the sonar net scanning 120,000 square kilometres of the southern Indian Ocean.

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Driverless cars ‘could be on roads by 2020’, Volvo predicts ahead of first Australian trial

6912724-3x2-940x627A milestone event in automotive technology is underway in Adelaide, with the first driverless car trial in the Southern Hemisphere held on the Southern Expressway.

A modified Volvo XC90 is using driverless software for the trip, with some analysts predicting the new technology could reduce accidents and increase fuel efficiency.

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