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NZ's most at-risk road users

Young people die on our roads at a greater rate than the rest of the population. (File photo)

The road toll is rising again, which road users are most at risk?

This man hates wing mirrors

Little wings on the underside of the Ford Everest have improved aerodynamics by 5 per cent.

In the pursuit of aero perfection, Rob Cairstairs would scrap wing mirrors on all vehicles.

Robot driver won't hear your rage

A Chevrolet Bolt with AV Technology.

Most drivers fudge traffic laws a bit but self-driving cars don't drive like humans and that's causing issues.

Speed cameras ping thousands

Glen Eden's Leslie Harris was clocked four times by the West Coast Rd camera in December 2016.

About 44,000 speeding drivers on two Auckland roads bolster the Government's coffers by $2.5m.

Take phones, double fines

'Incredibly tragic' - police speak after South Auckland pursuit ends in fatal crash

OPINION: Confiscating cell phones and hiking demerit points a must to help curb soaring road toll.

NZ car awards call upsets journos

The high-performance Honda Civic Type R is being considered alongside more normal Civic hatchbacks during this year's voting.

Disagreement over NZ Car of the Year finalists could see writers walk away from awards.

Waterview tunnel stings motorists video

On average 60,000 vehicles use the tunnel each day.

Speeding in Auckland's Waterview tunnel yielded $1m in fines in just six weeks.

Dubai police test hoverbike video

It's lift-off as the Dubai Police Department test a hoverbike.

Dubai's famous supercars police vehicle fleet goes next level.

Time to ditch the rego?

The label in the bottom right of a vehicle's windscreen is commonly referred to as the rego.

Fines for failing to show registration "out of control", with worst Auckland offender receiving 58 tickets.

DB11 goes topless video

2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante.

British brand unleashes twin-turbo V8 drop-top.

Are our top cars still top?

Mercedes-Benz is the reigning NZCOTY. It'll be a hard act to follow.

How well have the past five winners of the New Zealand Car of the Year aged?

Earth moves for expressway video

A 57-metre cut is required on the Taupiri Range.

There's another 1.3 million cubic metres of earth to move on the Huntly section.

Tesla fires hundreds

The dismissals come at a crucial point for Tesla, which is pushing to increase vehicle production fivefold and reach a ...

Shocked staff at US-based electric carmaker say little or no warning preceded the sackings.

Despair as last car built in Australia

The last car built in Victoria, Australia - a Camry - being made and rolled off production line in early October.

The story about boom and bust, the vanishing of an industry, as Australia's final mass car-maker stops production.

Tesla recalls 11,000 SUVs

The back seats of some Model X SUVs could slide forward in a crash, the company says.

Electric carmaker says it has issued second seat-related recall from "an abundance of caution".

UK city turbo-charges car ban

In the first stage of Oxford's plans from 2020, taxis, cars, light commercial vehicles and buses which are non ...

London's pledged to charge gas guzzlers in three years – Oxford's banning them outright.

Highway crashes cause delays

At 7pm a commuter was reporting that northbound traffic on Wellington's urban motorway was clogged all the way back to ...

Three-car collisions hold up commuters on SH1 and SH2 north of Wellington.

NZ's most profitable speed cameras

The speed camera in Wellington's Ngauranga Gorge is once again the nation's top ticketer.

Wellington's Ngauranga Gorge camera reclaims No. 1 spot, raking in almost $2.4m.

'Narrow-minded and proud of it'

Tom Cloke said speed signs at Waiwhakaiho were ineffective to preventing crashes

For someone who spends most of his working life on the road, transport lobbyist Tom Cloke prefers to stay close to home.

Robots vs human drivers video

Two Waymo prototype "Firefly" autonomous vehicles were involved in fender-benders in 2016. The "Firefly" has been retired.

Culture clash emerges between humans who often treat traffic laws as guidelines and autonomous cars that stick to the rules.

Roads could charge electric cars

Auckland University professors John Boys and Grant Covic demonstrating how the wireless system can power a light.

In the future magnetic fields on roads could power up electric car batteries.

US revising self-drive car rules video

A Lexus version of a Google Self Driving car is shown in Moutain View, California.

Driverless cars could be zipping along US highways as early as next year if new rules accepted.

VW rolling out electric trucks, buses

The Kombi is making a comeback. Volkswagen microbus is returning in electric form. The auto company is going to roll out ...

Growing public concerns about air quality leads to demand for battery-powered commercial vehicles.

Combustion engine on the way out video

Internal combustion engines could be on the way out.

Electric vehicles are going from promising progressive fad to an industry-wide inevitability.

Drones that power up your car

One day drivers may be able to summon a drone to juice up their car battery (file photo).

Driving along the highway in an electric vehicle and the battery runs low. No problem, summon a drone to power up the battery.

Manawatū Gorge route shortlist

A big slip came down in the Manawatū Gorge in 2011.

The four frontrunners are revealed and the Saddle Rd features prominently.

Flashing lights decision 'incompetent'

Tom Cloke beside the new speed warning sign at Waiwhakaiho

A flashing sign will not lower speeds, only fixing the road will, a road advocate says.

NZTA cool on airbag recall idea

A proposal that cars should be taken off the road if faulty airbags aren't fixed has failed to get NZTA support.

Putting cars off the road for a potential fault would be a significant step, NZTA says.

Inside Tesla's production line

Tesla's production line is solely robot led according to the video shared by CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is sharing a rare look at the production line for the much maligned Model 3.

NZ Car of The Year finalists announced

Just some of the top 10 cars of the year nominated in the AA list out today.

The AA trumpets the list of nominated cars, saying the breadth means every corner of the market is represented.

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