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Here's Every Major Software Update The Tesla Model S Has Had Since Launch

Car And Driver just named the entry-level 70kWh Tesla Model S 70D as one of its 10 best cars of 2015, and one of the factors in that decision was the fact that, almost uniquely in the automotive industry, the Model S evolves for owners. Cars get software updates over their (free) 4G mobile data connections or over Wi-Fi, and new features like autopilot have been released alongside fixes for customer complaints.

NSW Is Increasing Demerit Point Penalties For Using Phones When You Drive

Sending a quick text, checking your Snapchat or just changing songs on your streaming device is about to get way more expensive for drivers in NSW. State Roads Minister Duncan Gay has outlined a tough new plan to increase the demerit point penalties for using your phone while behind the wheel. Getting caught in the state will now cost you almost half the points on your licence in one go.

Save On Bridge Tolls With An Inflatable Ferry Strong Enough To Support A Car

Are you outraged at companies charging you to cross the bridge they spent millions of dollars building? The nerve of them! The next time your trip from point A to point B involves a river crossing, just toss one of these $US10,000 inflatable car ferries in your trunk and save yourself a few bucks.

Uber Set To Be Legalised In NSW

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph this morning, the state’s war with Uber is set to come to a close — or at least a tentative cease fire — as Transport for NSW begins plans to legalise the service.

London's Next-Gen Commuter Trains Will Feature 4G, Wi-Fi And AC As Standard

Transport for London has released renders of what the London’s new Crossrail trains will look like, providing a glimpse of what a British commute of the future might looks like.

Volvo Is Designing The Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the freeway. So I cued up the Master of None episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek yogurt I hadn’t had time to eat for breakfast, reclined my seat way back, and relaxed. I may have even dozed off as my vehicle steered its way towards Santa Monica.

WA Police Are Searching For The Drivers Of A Motorised Picnic Table

Western Australia police are on the hunt for a group of men seen driving a motorised picnic table around the Scarborough Beach area in Perth on Sunday, while the general public seem to be more impressed by the technical skills required to actually make the table roadworthy. A video has surfaced of the two tables cruising down a busy highway, turning right at a set of traffic lights in order to refuel their unusual vehicles.

This Beautiful Speedboat From McLaren's Design Boss Is All Electric

Feast your eyes on this beautiful 31-foot mahogany and rosewood speedboat. No, it doesn’t have a Chevy V8, or the V10 from a Dodge Viper, but this most recent creation from Frank Stephenson, the design director for McLaren, has a 4.2-kilowatt electric motor and a bank of eight 12-volt batteries good for silent river cruising over a 10-hour journey.

The Rolls Royce Dawn Is A Cool $749,000 In Australia

Rolls Royce’s new super-luxury, four-seat, drophead convertible Dawn is now in Australia. Like other Rolls Royce motor cars, we didn’t expect it to be cheap, but at $749,000 — oof.

Here Are Sydney's New Underground Metro Stations

Sydney will soon be getting a “world-class” metro rail system to take commuters under Sydney Harbour, with NSW Premier Mike Baird yesterday revealing the six proposed metro stations. The first tunnel boring machine will be heading under the harbour before the end of 2018, aiming to help ease congestion on the Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel during peak times.

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