Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rego stickers to be scrapped

Car registration stickers are being scrapped by the NSW government.

The initiative means that from January 1 car owners will no longer have to attach the sticky registration labels to their windscreens.

Instead, police will verify if cars are registered or not by checking number plates with computers.

In getting rid of rego stickers, which have been used in NSW since 1932, the NSW government is following the lead of state governments in Western Australia and South Australia.

For full story and video, please visit www.smh.drive.com.au

The car that puts you to sleep

Mercedes Benz system uses aromatherapy and soft music to encourage drivers to take a power nap.

Mercedes-Benz is developing a car that will help put drivers to sleep.

The company’s “Active Comfort” system uses aromatherapy, lighting and soft music to help a driver to nod off quickly if they pull over to take a power nap.

The system was developed with long-haul truck drivers in mind, but the company says it will be rolled out to its passenger car range in the future. The techniques can also be used to keep drivers awake while they’re behind the wheel.

For full story, please visit www.news.drive.com.au