Turkey floods: Cars swept downstream as heavy rainfall hits Ankara

Turkey floods: Cars swept downstream as heavy rainfall hits Ankara

Posted May 06, 2018 11:23:30 A torrential flood has swept through a district in the Turkish capital of Ankara, sending vehicles downstream and damaging local businesses. The rain was expected to last for three hours on Saturday afternoon (local time), but instead came down in nine minutes, causing flooding in …

Temporary reprieve for Hobart homeless staying in tents, cars

Temporary reprieve for Hobart homeless staying in tents, cars

Posted April 17, 2018 18:09:23 Photo: Lindsay Robertson says he sleeps in his car because it is warmer than a tent. (ABC News: Georgina Burgess) There is a reprieve in sight for a group of homeless people camped on the banks of Hobart’s River Derwent, with hopes suitable accommodation has …

Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia’s cities really stack up | Cities

With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. In the most recent edition, Melbourne was declared the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year running, with Adelaide fifth, Perth …

From motorbikes to remote control cars, how one transgender woman found support on the race track

From motorbikes to remote control cars, how one transgender woman found support on the race track

By Nadine Maloney Posted March 31, 2018 09:48:04 Photo: Before transitioning, Nicole was working in a mechanic workshop (ABC News: Nadine Maloney) Related Story: Being transgender in the outback where stilettos are almost as rare as rain Related Story: ‘I did have a lot of stares’: The tiny town that …

Vintage Maserati cars denied entry into Australia over asbestos testing

Vintage Maserati cars denied entry into Australia over asbestos testing

Posted March 23, 2018 15:25:11 Photo: The vintage cars will be returned to England without going on show. (Supplied: Mark Guterres) Related Story: Irreplaceable plant specimens destroyed in quarantine blunder Six vintage Maserati sportscars meant to take part in an Australian tour will be sent back overseas because it’s unclear …

Driverless cars are now tested on our roads, so should we be worried?

Driverless cars are now tested on our roads, so should we be worried?

Updated March 23, 2018 06:32:59 Video: Police release video of Uber self-driving car accident (ABC News) Driverless vehicles are already being tested on Australian roads, but in the wake of the first pedestrian death in a collision with a self-driving test vehicle in the US, experts are asking whether the …

Driverless cars and the 5 ethical questions on risk, safety and trust we still need to answer – Science News

Driverless cars and the 5 ethical questions on risk, safety and trust we still need to answer – Science News

The first death caused by a self-driving car highlights the many ethical challenges posed by autonomous vehicles. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was struck on Sunday by an Uber car while walking her bicycle on the road in Phoenix, Arizona. She later died from her injuries. Authorities have not yet announced whether …