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Weekend Wheels Bay events: December 2: Tauranga Toy Run Hotrods, muscle cars and classics will congregate at ASB Baypark Stadium at 6pm before starting their engines at 6.30pm and cruising through Papamoa, the Mount and Downtown Tauranga before slowing down and cooling their cars off outside The World’s End in Fraser Cove shopping centre at about 7.45pm. People can donate brand new toys or cash to the cause at Baypark from 6pm-6.30pm or at World’s End Bar at Fraser Cove. Details: Search ‘Tauranga Toy Run’ on Facebook. December 10: The Off Roader Rumble Held at Baypark Family Speedway from 6.30pm, the off-roader race meeting is back bigger and better this year. Also racing are saloon cars, stock cars, mini stocks and six-shooter wingless sprint cars. Details: www.bayparkspeedway.co.nz December 10: Bay of Plenty 4X4 National Trial The Bay of Plenty 4x4 Club is hosting a round of the 4x4 National Trials at a Mathers Road property in Waihi. With more than 30 4X4 drivers navigating a challenging track of bends, drops, mud and much more this is a thrilling spectator event. Come and witness the action and fun from 8am! Details: www.facebook.com/Bay-of-Plenty-4x4-National-Trial-Round-2 December 10-11: Motorsport Championship 2016-2017 - Taupo What a way to kick off the domestic championship motorsport series! Headliners will be the awesome V8-powered BNT NZ Touring Cars, supported by a packed line-up of muscle cars, super trucks, racing utes, GTs and Porsches. The action also includes twilight racing on Saturday. Classes racing include: BNT New Zealand Touring Cars, Toyota 86 Championship - Porter Group V8 Utes Championship, ENZED Central Muscle Cars, Ssangyong Actyon Ute Series, Tradezone GT1 and 2, Tradezone GT3 and 4, NZ SuperTrucks, and Pirelli Porsche. The event is on from 2pm-7.30pm on Saturday, December 10 and 8am-7.30pm on Sunday, December 11. Details: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/itm-motorsport-championship-2016-17/taupo December 10-11: NZ V8 Ute Racing Series Round 2 Round two of the six-round NZ V8 Ute Racing Series is on at Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park, Taupo. The event slots into the new Speedworks Premier Motorsport Championship. The series is one of the most competitive motorsport series in NZ, offering plenty of viewers plenty of thrills and spills. Details: www.v8utes.co.nz


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Transport Minister makes history

Self-driving cars are popping up all over the world but are still a little bit of a futuristic dream for the average New Zealander. Or are they? Minister of Transport Simon Bridges says they’ll be here sooner than you think, and might completely transform society. Bay Driver spent a few hours with the Transport Minister last month at the 2016 TRAFINZ Conference held at Trinity Wharf from November 16-18. Also known as The New Zealand Local Authority Traffic Institute, TRAFINZ is the organisation that represents local authority views on road safety and traffic management in New Zealand. TRAFINZ serves the public interest by advocating for safe, efficient and economical planning and management of traffic – so what better place to test the self-driving capability of the all new Volvo XC90? And who better to review this new technology, the highest power in the land, when it comes to transport than the NZ Minister for Transport himself?

What Simon says

Ahead of the TRAFINZ Conference, Bay Driver’s media partner stuff.co.nz asked The Minister if testing self-driven cars is legal in NZ? “New Zealand, as you may have seen, is relatively unusual in that there is no legal impediment to driverless vehicles. We don’t have a positive law that says you must have a driver with his or her hands on the wheel,” replied Simon That said, anyone wanting to test driverless cars is asked to submit a safety plan to the Government, and the Police have the power to stop any vehicle they deem unsafe. There are very few Teslas in NZ, but it seems nobody has been arrested for leaving one on autopilot yet. Paul Ralph from the University of Auckland also said: “The question isn’t when the technology will be ready; the question is when politicians will allow it to happen,” says Paul, who is a computer science lecturer that specialises in complex systems. “It’s a political question, like asking when we are going to get electoral reform? The technology is basically ready now. The question is how long it will take different countries to allow it?” New Zealand is straining to become one of the first countries on the self-driven bandwagon. “The Government is more than open to tests like the recent one in Pittsburgh, United States, where Uber is actually transporting passengers using self-drive technology,” says Simon. “Across the transport technologies we want to have New Zealand perceived as a test bed where these things can be tried.”

Simon aims to have a large-scale trial or demonstration of driverless technology in New Zealand by the end of the year. He predicts self-driving cars will be widely available in NZ – both to buy and to rideshare in – by the early2020s, according to stuff.co.nz

Self-driving cars are safer

The dream of a driverless future is easy to understand. Driving is the most risky activity most of us engage in. Humans are terribly unsafe drivers prone to errors of attention, temperament and intoxication. An autonomous – or self-driving – car is one that can accelerate, brake and steer itself. Such cars have long been part of a utopian vision of the future, because they will free people from the boring aspects of driving and open up exciting new ways to travel. The many attempts at realising this vision during the years have been limited by the technology available. Volvo has been able to make autonomous cars a reality. Autonomous driving has the power to change the world as we know it forever. This change will take place step-by-step. However, the key is to ensure the technology fits around how and where people use it. Volvo cars use some of this technology to create semiautonomous cars that make your journey easier and safer, while leaving you fully in control. The XC90s Pilot Assist function, for example, can accelerate, brake and steer for you, keeping you a set distance from the car in front and in lane, at speeds up to 130km/h.

The test drive

With a media scrum in tow, Simon and the self-driven Volvo XC90 hit a 15km stretch of road from ASB Baypark to Papamoa alongside other motorists, during the TRAFINZ conference on November 18 – this was streamed live back to conference delegates, who were literally on the edge of their seats with anticipation. The only driver input was at the halfway point of the trip to take the roundabout before the Tauranga Eastern Link and head back towards the city. It was the first official test of autonomous driving in New Zealand and Bay Driver was proud to be a part of history in the making.

The verdict

With research showing about nine in every 10 crashes being due to driver error, the reality is self-driving cars are a must for the future. Whether self-drive technology is for you or not, only a test drive will answer this. However, be assured this is only a fraction of what this car is capable of. The eagerly-awaited XC90 is perhaps the best all-around luxury SUV on the market and we strongly recommend you add it to your Christmas shopping list. Matt Batchelor

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When was the last time your bank manager made a decision for you? It used to be very common to have a good personal relationship with a local finance expert who could make a decision about a personal or business loan, says Glen Strang at MTF Mount Maunganui. MTF is a network of local offices and vehicle dealers and has been financing Kiwis for more than 40 years – and the secret, according to Glen, is all about personal, individual service. “I’ve been in the Tauranga/Mount Maunganui area all my life, so when we opened a local MTF office here we knew it would be a great addition to help grow the community,” says Glen. “Because we put such emphasis on good

long-term relationships, we’re able to offer real flexibility and service that our customers may struggle to achieve elsewhere.” While MTF Mount Maunganui is known for financing cars, trucks, boats – or almost anything else that drives, floats or flies – they can also offer personal loans using a vehicle as security, or finance assets for small to medium-sized businesses. Glen thinks it’s fantastic to be able to offer so many options and watch the community thrive as a result. “Growing up and doing business here in the Mount, it’s easy to see what is important when the locals want to finance their ambitions – we’re the local finance experts.” MTF Mount Maunganui is available seven days a week, so drop in and see them at 2 Tay St, Mount Maunganui, or call Glen on 07 577 6680.


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