Victoria’s Country Fire Authority says drivers should “always plan to leave early” as opposed to evacuating at the last minute, which can result in serious injuries or death. Emergency services say drivers should avoid unnecessary journeys, be aware of fires in their region and monitor danger and road closures using smartphone apps and local radio. Authorities closed roads in Northern NSW because of bushfire danger in November 2019. (Photo by Peter Parks / AFP)Source:AFP The NSW RFS says residents should prepare an emergency survival kit and keep it with them when travelling. Essential items include a battery-operated radio with spare batteries, a waterproof torch, first aid kit, woollen blankets and a waterproof bag for valuables. Other items include mobile phones, chargers and portable power banks, cash and bank cards, important documents, a change of clothes and three litres of drinking water per person per day. NSW residents can use the Fires Near Me app to … [Read more...] about What to do if your car is caught in a bushfire
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Owners of 600 high-risk vehicles will receive letters from the state road authority in coming days. A statement issued by Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says if his department does not receive a response to these letters, it will issue a defect notice. The airbags in question can rupture when triggered, spraying vehicle occupants with deadly shrapnel. Shrapnel from a faulty Takata airbag in the US. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFPSource:Supplied “We hope vehicle owners will respond immediately and we won’t need to cancel registrations, but the safety of motorists is our priority,” he says. RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith says owners “can’t afford to put this off any longer”. “You’re not only putting your own life at risk, but also the lives of your passengers,” she says. The news comes a week after the ACCC reported two recent suspected Takata airbag failures in Australia, including one that may have resulted … [Read more...] about Defect notices coming for Takata airbags in Queensland
And the ground breaking tech won’t be coming from a luxury brand like Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz but mainstream car maker Hyundai. The Korean car maker claims to have developed noise cancelling technology that will substantially reduce cabin noise and individually target occupants to reduce tyre and wind noise. The tech will make a commute in an electric car extremely peacefulSource:Supplied The so-called Road Active Noise Cancelling (RANC) system was developed in conjunction with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Harman, a massive audio company home to brands such as Harman Kardon, Infinity, Lexicon and JBL and since 2017 owned by Samsung. Broadly speaking it works the same way as existing noise cancelling systems in listening for unwanted noises then sending an opposing frequency through the vehicle’s speakers to cancel the sound. Hyundai is developing noise cancelling technology for its vehicle cabins.Source:Supplied However, Hyundai says … [Read more...] about Hyundai’s ground breaking new tech revealed
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The North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s state-of-the-art seven-storeyed, automated underground parking at Kamla Nagar, which was constructed in 2013, lies almost empty during peak business hours and festival seasons.On Diwali eve, the parking facility with 828 slots has just 106 occupied, while the festive market was chock-a-block with haphazardly parked vehicles on the roads.“We have been suffering losses in operating this multilevel parking since day 1,” rued Pranav Kumar, Executive Director, Mall Spark, who runs the parking facility on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis with the North corporation. “It’s been my dream to put up a board outside that reads ‘Full’, but it hasn’t happened in the past six years and I don’t foresee it anytime soon.”This is the problem at most multilevel parking (or off-street) facilities, which have been constructed in and around major commercial centres and … [Read more...] about Why Delhi isn’t taking to parking off-street