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Welp, Australians Are Spending A Lot Of Money On Transport

The average Australian family is spending up to $22,000 every year to get around, according to the Australian Automobile Association.

The AAA commissioned Australia’s first Transport Affordability Index to track transport affordability by analysing tax, tollways, public transport and finance costs as a proportion of average household income across states and territories.

Beverly Hills In California Has Decided To Build An On-Demand Autonomous Car Service 

California’s Beverly Hills City Council has voted — unanimously — to build up a fleet of autonomous cars that will be used to provide an on-demand transport service in the area.

Soon You Could Be Using Your Credit Card Instead Of An Opal Card

If a trial planned for next year goes as planned, we could be tapping our bank cards instead of an Opal card to travel on NSW’s public transport network.

Mastercard has spoken in support of the plan, stating that Sydney is “the perfect city” to lead the charge for transit contactless technology in Australia, stating “this will also make Sydney more appealing to international visitors and help boost local tourism,” Mastercard said in a statement.

China's Car Tracking Is Either Very Useful Or Very Creepy

According to Reuters, the Chinese city of Shenzen is experimenting with electronic tracking of vehicles. Depending on your slant, this could either be a big step forward for driverless cars, or an autocratic regime run wild.

Drones Delivering To Ships Is Now A Thing

Transferring stuff to ships is a surprisingly ticklish business: coming in to dock is expensive, and trying to transfer supplies from a small barge to a 30m container ship is equally not fun. But dropping off small, important items by drone? Sounds about right.

MIT Wins Hyperloop Prototype Design Competition

Over the weekend, a thousand American high school and university students congregated at Texas A&M University to pitch prototype design ideas for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. The winning team from MIT will build a vehicle to be tested by Musk & Co.

Man Wins Bikeshare Stunts By Cycling Across America

Completing stupid challenges using overly-clunky rideshare bikes is a growth industry, but one man may have just outdone everyone.

NYC Needs To Build This Gondola Between Brooklyn And Manhattan

A few years ago, Williamsburg resident and real estate entrepreneur Dan Levy went skiing and marvelled at the efficiency of the mountain’s new gondola lift. The cabins were so large that he felt like he was on a New York City subway car. And then it dawned on him: Why not build a gondola lift in the city?

New London Tube Map Shows How Long It Takes To Walk, Not Ride A Train

Transport for London has released another alternative version of the Tube map — and it’s actually really useful. The London transport manager has created a ‘Walk the Tube’ map, which shows how long it takes to totter between stations.

The Future Of Rail Travel -- And Why It Doesn't Look Like Hyperloop

As the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised, it is estimated that the number of journeys measured in passenger-kilometres will triple by 2050. Roads simply can’t absorb this increase.

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