Overdrive: Cars, Transport and Culture An informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas. Featuring motoring & transport news, road tests, feature interviews & quirky stories. Overdrive is not just for 'rev heads' but covers subjects in a manner that reflects on our everyday transport experiences as well as our dreams and aspirations for more exotic transport. Presented by motoring broadcaster David Brown with regular contributors Errol Smith, David Campbell, Brian Smith and Paul Murrell. Overdrive can also be heard across Australia on the community radio network, via podcast on iTunes or via the website at drivenmedia.com.au http://drivenmedia.com.au Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:31:04 +0000 60 en All rights reserved feeds@soundcloud.com (SoundCloud Feeds) http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/iTunes-Overdrive-Logo-v1.2-Drop-Shadow-Semi-Opaque_smaller.jpg Overdrive: Cars, Transport and Culture http://drivenmedia.com.au David Brown An informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas. Featuring motoring & transport news, road tests, feature interviews & quirky stories. Overdrive is not just for 'rev heads' but covers subjects in… Driven Media overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au no Cars,Transport,Culture,Automotive,News,Road Test,Quirky Overdrive: e-Scooters; Jaguar I-Pace electric taxis; Alfa’s 110 birthday; Tesla’s sign confusion
News
1. National Walk Safely to School Day Rescheduled for Friday 11 September (1:43)
2. UK trialling e-scooters on public roads (2:41)
3. Ford will allow some new customers to return vehicles if they lose their job (3:39)
4. Jaguar i-pace electric taxis on world’s first wireless high-powered charging rank (4:36)
5. Ford debuts F-150 (5:43)
6. An historic celebration: 110 years of alfa Romeo (6:43)

Interviews

We talk to our Melbourne Correspondent Chris Leadbeatter about the love and affection (and the need to have a vehicle for his daughter’s wedding) in restoring a Mk 1 Jaguar (7:49)
Adrian Feeney is the chairman and CEO of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has some strong words about our potential for car manufacturing in the Australia. (14:20)
Quirky news
• And in sort of quirky news we again catch up with Brian Smith to talk about an assessment of how well Tesla autopilot vehicles interpret road signs that have been mischievously modified. (22:17)

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Originally broadcast 4 July 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-e-scooters-jaguar-i-pace-electric-taxis-alfas-110-birthday-teslas-sign-confusion tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/851409886 Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:02:57 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that probes deeply into the issues of motoring and transport News 1. National Walk Safely to School Day Rescheduled for Friday 11 September (1:43) 2. UK trialling e-scooters on public roads (2:41) 3. Ford will allow some… National,Walk Safety to School Day,UK,trialling,e-scooters,Ford,Jaguar,i-pace,Electric Taxi,Oslo,Wireless Charging,Mk 1
Overdrive: Segway goes; VW Golf R; BMW iPhone car key; 3-cylinder Yaris; Too much space for Parking
News
• Segway ending production (1:30)
• BMW making your iPhone your car key (2:27)
• Jaguar i-pace now smarter, better connected and faster-charging (3:21)
• Digital vision technology signals on-track success for Panasonic jaguar racing (4:20)
• Toyota has a new three-cylinder Yaris (5:23)

Interview
• We discuss the demise of the Segway that two wheeled technological advance device that didn’t fit a market (6:29)
• Alan Zurvas tells us about the Volkswagen Golf Type R (11:58)

Quirky news
• And in sort of quirky news we again catch up with Brian Smith to talk about just how much space we give to parking (18:22)

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Originally broadcast 27 June 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-segway-goes-vw-golf-r-bmw-iphone-car-key-3-cylinder-yaris-too-much-space-for-parking tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/847249873 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:24:14 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we wander through the world of motoring and transport. News • Segway ending production (1:30) • BMW making your iPhone your car key (2:27) • Jaguar i-pace now smarter, better connected and faster-charging (3:21) •… Segway,BMW,iPhone,car,key,Jaguar,I-Pace,Digital,Vision,Track,Panasonic,racing
Overdrive: Toyota safety giveaway; Hyundai iMax; Nissan Juke; Terrorist Toyotas; Mazda BT-50
News
• Toyota offers free access to its safety software (1:33)
• New Lexus is - evocative sports sedan design, focused driving dynamics and advanced technology (2:35)
• Mazda reveals brand-new bt-50 (3:36)
• Next-generation Kia carnival to debut this summer (4:31)
• Passengers face £100 fines as face coverings become mandatory/ Virus busters clean trains – just don’t cross the streams (5:31)
• Every gram counts – the philosophy driving (6:25)

Interviews

• We had a listener asked about buying a car for a family including three children. To start we look at the Hyundai iMax with Alan Zurvas and some of the features is does and does not have. (7:17)

Motoring Minute
• Nissan’s new Juke (17:18)
Quirky news
• And in quirky news Brian Smith and I ponder just why so many terrorist groups have utes with Toyota written across the back and how do we track where they were bought. (18:15)]]>
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Overdrive: New Hilux; Audi e-tron; Toy cars gathering dust; COVID-19 – no need for a driving test!
News
1. New Hilux Upgrades Style, Performance and Features (2:00)
2. Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback set to arrive in Australia (2:57)
3. Recycling more heat: Hyundai and Kia turn up EV efficiency with new heat pump technology (4:02)
4. Honda Australia creates Bathurst dreamscape made of LEGO® bricks (5:07)
5. Flop of BlueIndy car-share reflects broader ride-hailing challenges (6:00)

Interviews

1. Has our clever traffic signal systems been able to cope with the big volume changes from COVID-19 or are we all getting frustrated. Ken Dobinson, a senior manager when the world class SCATS system was developed in Sydney has his doubts. (7:10)

2. Have you kept some toy cars from your youth? 30 years ago our very own Dean Oliver put aside a few toys on top of the cupboard; they were impossible to throw away because of the memories. Dean relates his dusty rediscovery. (15:22)

Feedback
1. On a few issues that have come up (19:57)

Quirky news
2. And in quirky news Brian Smith asks the question: “Should COVID-19 mean you don’t have to take a driver’s test?” (20:55)

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Originally broadcast 13 June 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-new-hilux-audi-e-tron-toy-cars-gathering-dust-covid-19-no-need-for-a-driving-test tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/838837618 Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:33:59 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous. News 1. New Hilux Upgrades Style, Performance and Features (2:00) 2. Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback set to arrive in Australia (2:57… Toyota,Hilux,Audi,e-tron,Recycling,Hyundai,Kia,Heat Pump,Honda,Bathurst,LEGO,BlueIndy
Overdrive: May car sales; Hyundai Tucson - base or options; Very fast train; Batmobile in Russia News
1. FCAI releases May 2020 new vehicle sales statistics (1:36)
2. Hyundai motor unveils design of new Santa Fe SUV, the ultimate family adventure vehicle (2:34)
3. Tesla shareholder wants Musk to drop his disdain for advertising (3:30)
4. Alpine could become electric-only performance brand (4:30)
5. Self-learning road infrastructure will provide intelligent object-specific early warnings (5:40)

Interviews
Rob Fraser and I chat about what you get and how much it costs if you go for the better model when you buy a small SUV (6:45)
Alan Finlay discusses the latest report on the realities of a very fast train – the realities are not good (14:10)

Quirky news
And Brian smith is on hand with a quirky news story about a Batmobile replica that caused angst in a communist state. (21:49)

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Originally broadcast 6 June 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-may-car-sales-hyundai-tucson-base-of-best-options-very-fast-train-batmobile-in-russia tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/835054525 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 04:43:16 +0000 00:04:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program about the wonderful world of motoring and transport. News 1. FCAI releases May 2020 new vehicle sales statistics (1:36) 2. Hyundai motor unveils design of new Santa Fe SUV, the ultimate family adventure vehicle (2:34) 3.… Statistics,Sales,Hyundai,Santa,Fe,SUV,Tesla,Musk,Advertising,Alpine,Renault,Self-learning
Overdrive: Batmobile documentary, Kia Rio, Dealers don’t mention safety features; Lexus milestone News
1. Dealers slow to mention some safety features (1:29)
2. Lexus marks Australian milestone (2:21)
3. A new Kia Rio model (3:20)
4. Police adopt Electric Vehicles (4:04)
5. Batmobile documentary (5:00)
Interviews
1. Kevin Hepworth Kia’s General Manager of Corporate Communications reflects on some issues of car sales and safety concerns. (6:08)
2. Warner Bros has released a one-hour video documentary on the Batmobile. Brian Smith, a lifelong devotee, gives his review (17:25)


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Originally broadcast 30 May 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-batmobile-documentary-kia-rio-dealers-dont-mention-safety-features-lexus-milestone tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/831563389 Sun, 31 May 2020 11:12:41 +0000 00:27:46 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that digs up all sorts of information about the world of motoring and transport. News 1. Dealers slow to mention some safety features (1:29) 2. Lexus marks Australian milestone (2:21) 3. A new Kia Rio model (3:20) 4. Poli… Motoring,Cars,Car,Dealers,safety,Lexus,Kia,Rio,Police,Electric,Vehicles,EV
Overdrive: Electric cargo push bike; Renault Master Van; Works of art on the side of delivery vans News
1. Govt raised $7.1 Million with Mobile Phone Detection Cameras (1:43)
2. Australians concerned about hygiene on public transport (2:36)
3. Clean is the new safety paradigm for AV development (3:35)
4. Renault van – safety for essential workers (4:34)
5. Zero emission ambulance (5:34)
Interviews
1. Brian Smith has bought a cargo electric push bike. He is not diversifying from a highly respect transport planner to Uber eats deliveries but his story is still important (6:37)
2. We hear how one company is adjusting to lockdowns and what it means for transport in general (13:35)
Quirky News
3. The first in a series on what master artist pictures should you have on the side of your van. (20:41)


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Originally broadcast 23 May 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-electric-cargo-push-bike-renault-master-van-works-of-art-on-the-side-of-delivery-vans tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/825786058 Fri, 22 May 2020 12:41:50 +0000 00:27:44 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that relishes all sorts of information and experiences in the world of motoring and transport. News 1. Govt raised $7.1 Million with Mobile Phone Detection Cameras (1:43) 2. Australians concerned about hygiene… Mobile Phone Detection Camera,Hygiene,Public Transport,Autonomous Vehicle,AV,Renault Master,Van,Essential Worker,Zero,Emission,ambulance,Cargo
Overdrive: COVID-19 vs Flying cars; Mitsubishi Pajero Sport; Battle for Random Breath Testing in NSW News
1. Warning for hundreds of Australian vehicles (1:28)
2. Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future (2:30)
3. T-Cross VW’s compact SUV (3:30)
4. Audi Q8 50 TDI more muscle and mild hybrid (4:25)
5. Jaguar Designer copes with lockdown (5:27)
Interviews
1. We have a chat to our good friend Rob about the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (6:26)
2. And we chat to the man most responsible for getting RBT in NSW (13:28)

Quirky News
• And Brian Smith reprises a subject we have looked at - deodorising tyres (22:27)

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Originally broadcast 16 May 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-covid-19-vs-flying-cars-mitsubishi-pajero-sport-battle-for-random-breath-testing-in-nsw tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/821019598 Fri, 15 May 2020 12:17:01 +0000 00:30:43 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we embrace the glories of motoring and transport. News 1. Warning for hundreds of Australian vehicles (1:28) 2. Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future (2:30) 3. T-Cross VW’s compact SUV (3:30) 4. Aud… COVID-19,Flying Cars,Mitsubishi,Pajero,Sport,Random Breath Testing,RBT,NSW,Airbag,Takata,Volkswagen,T-Cross
Overdrive: GM Holden accusations; Brian built 700 bridges; Wendy’s great US bridges; Lear jet car News
1. April’s catastrophic car sales figures
2. Holden leaving Australia – now the accusations are flying around
3. Car company incentives: what are they and will they stay?
4. Transportation Isn’t Going to Be the Same After Pandemic
5. “Infotainment Systems” Friend or foe
Interviews
1. We have some feedback from listeners
2. Last week we referred to a great Bridge builder. This week we have new quotes from 93-year-old who build 700 bridges
3. We talk to Wendy Adam about a beautiful bridge in America And we discuss how the market for classic cars is going in this COVD-19 environment

Quirky News
4. And Brian Smith has a quirky look at how uni students beat a new-fangled parking system

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Originally broadcast 9 May 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-gm-holden-accusations-brian-built-700-bridges-wendys-great-us-bridges-lear-jet-car tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/817494631 Sun, 10 May 2020 13:10:13 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we take a sober look at motoring and transport. News 1. April’s catastrophic car sales figures 2. Holden leaving Australia – now the accusations are flying around 3. Car company incentives: what are they and will t… Car Sale Figures,Australia,April 2020,accusations,Incentives,Transportation,Infotainment,HOlden,Mustang,Designer,Gale Halderman,Bridge
Overdrive: Ford Smells; Mao & Hongqi; Elegant Bridges; Mini Corona: Tactical Urbanism; Brussels’ ban News
1. Ford Patents App That Checks for Bad-Smells in a car (1:32)
2. Mao's favourite ride Hongqi to build electric sports car with investor Silk (2:21)
3. Cars Not Welcome In Europe’s Cities When Lockdowns End (3:20)
4. New Zealand First Country To Fund Pop-Up Bike Lanes, Widen Sidewalks During Lockdown (4:13)
5. Coronavirus pushes Mini to rename its EV's funky wheels (5:12)
Interviews
1. We reminisce about elegant road bridge designs (6:20)
2. And we discuss how the market for classic cars is going in this COVD-19 environment (13:59)
Quirky News
3. And Brian Smith reflects on on-going changes to travel (20:56)

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Originally broadcast 2 May 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-ford-smells-mao-hongqi-elegant-bridges-mini-corona-tactical-urbanism-brussels-ban tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/812043880 Sat, 02 May 2020 14:58:41 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that roams through the world of motoring and transport News 1. Ford Patents App That Checks for Bad-Smells in a car (1:32) 2. Mao's favourite ride Hongqi to build electric sports car with investor Silk (2:21) 3… Ford,Patents,App,Bad Smell,Mao,Hongqi,Silk EV,Electric Vehicle,Brussels,Pentagon,Mayor Philippe Close,Tactical Urbanism
Overdrive: Playing on streets; COVID-19 Insurance refund; Car artist; Toyota; Dangerous Fast Food News
1. Cooped-Up Children Need Car-Free Play Streets, Say Experts (1:26)
2. UK Car Insurer Admiral Announces Customer Refunds And Support For Key Workers (2:22)
3. Electric Car Sales In Europe Might Suffer Virus Damage After All (3:22)
4. Ventilator from old car parts? Afghan girls pursue prototype (4:22)
5. New drivers in old computer simulated cars (5:19)
Interviews
6. We hear from an artists who does very detailed pictures of cars while holding the brush in his mouth (6:15)
7. Rob Fraser and I discuss Toyota’s anachronistic hero car (16:04)
Quirky News
8. And Brian Smith is back with a quirky story about fast food as a weapon against bus drivers (21:55)

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Originally broadcast 25 April 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-playing-on-streets-covid-19-insurance-refund-car-artist-toyota-dangerous-fast-food tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/805996438 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 10:00:17 +0000 00:28:43 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the latest trends in motoring and transport for serious and not so serious issues. News 1. Cooped-Up Children Need Car-Free Play Streets, Say Experts (1:26) 2. UK Car Insurer Admiral Announces Cust… Children,Car-Free,Play,Streets,UK,Car Insurance,Admiral,Refunds,Coronavirus,COVID-19,Electric vehicles,Sales
Overdrive: Stirling Moss RIP; Electrics Vehicles good for environment; Travelling through Canowindra 1. Sterling Moss Dies (1:21)
2. Honda Civic (2:17)
3. Flashing LEDs may cut ‘distracted walking’ risk a little bit (3:15)
4. LA eases parking rules 'to aid social distancing' (4:21)
5. University study debunks EV emissions ‘myth’ (5:12)
6. UK invests in ‘future transport zones’ (6:08)
7. With the passing of the great motor racing driver Sterling Moss we have an extended interview on his life and times, with John Crawford who was a personal friend. (7:11)
8. And Rob Fraser and I discuss traveling to the western NSW town of Canowindra (21:57)

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So, let’s start with the news
Originally broadcast 18 April 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-stirling-moss-rip-electrics-vehicles-good-for-environment-travelling-through-canowindra tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/800762752 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:59:20 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and culture 1. Sterling Moss Dies (1:21) 2. Honda Civic (2:17) 3. Flashing LEDs may cut ‘distracted walking’ risk a little bit (3:15) 4. LA eases parking rules 'to aid social distancing' (4:21) 5. Uni… LED,Parking,Emissions,myth,News,Overdrive,Anyauto,Stirling Moss,Honda Civic,Distracted walking,Flashing LED,QUT
Overdrive: COVID-19 & car sales; Nissan Warrior & Toyota Rugged X; Deodorising tyres; Peugeot 508 GT • Coronavirus impact on car sales (1:21)
• Vehicle dealerships are open for Takata airbag repairs (2:11)
• No road user charges in London (3:07)
• Is it the time to get a bargain on a new car (4:04)
• Car company incentives offer incentives (4:58)
• We talk to the CEO of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries about were car sales are going (6:06)
• Motoring Minute Peugeot 508 GT Sports Wagon (12:55)
• Rob Fraser and I discuss taking two utes to the country (12:54)
• Motoring Minute Subaru Levorg (19:50)
• Quirky news – with Alan Zurvas on deodorizing tyres (21:22)

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Originally broadcast 11 April 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-covid-19-car-sales-nissan-warrior-toyota-rugged-x-deodorising-tyres-peugeot-508-gt tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/795392722 Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:30:49 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that contemplates issues related to cars and transport. • Coronavirus impact on car sales (1:21) • Vehicle dealerships are open for Takata airbag repairs (2:11) • No road user charges in London (3:07) • Is it th… Coronavirus,Impact,Dealerships,Takata,airbag,London,Incentives,FCAI,Utes,Sumitomo,Quirky,News
Overdrive: Caravans and self-isolating; recycling tyres; Hyundai Exoskeleton; Nissan & Toyota utes • Coronavirus keeping your car virus free (1:19)
• Ways to use your caravan while self-isolating (2:18)
• Car companies’ equipment for Coronavirus patients (3:15)
• The need to collect data (4:24)
• Hyundai’s Exoskeleton Wins Design Award (5:19)
• We talk to an Australian start up about an exciting new way to recycle tyres (6:28)
• Just before the shutdown we took two utes out onto the farm (14:30)
• Quirky news – with Brian Smith (20:21)


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Originally broadcast 4 April 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-caravans-and-self-isolating-recycling-tyres-hyundai-exoskeleton-nissan-toyota-utes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/789867604 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:10:58 +0000 00:27:14 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we stay at home and luxuriate in our dreams of cars and transport. • Coronavirus keeping your car virus free (1:19) • Ways to use your caravan while self-isolating (2:18) • Car companies’ equipment for Coronavirus… Coronavirus,Caravan,self-isolating,Hyundai,Exoskeleton,Design,Award,Data,Recycle,Tires,tyres,Nissan
Overdrive: Coronavirus; What can transport services and planners do; what will be long-term changes? • World-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers (1:29)
• New Battery Technology (2:20)
• Car industry helps fight Coronavirus (3:19)
• Truck Changes because of Coronavirus (4:06)
• How insurance we reflect modern technology (4:51)
• Two interviews on transport lessons from Coronavirus
• What measures we can take to reduce the risk on public transport (5:44)
• Does this catastrophe show the limitations of private ownership (12:56)
• Quirky news – what sort of cars do angry men drive? (20:50)

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Originally broadcast 28 March 2020
World-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers
A vehicle crash is rarely due to just one factor. Australian research has highlighted the combined impact of distraction and fatigue in truck drivers and what the industry is doing about it.
Using Australia’s first Truck Simulator, Monash University researchers conducted tests on 74 truck drivers under different conditions.
The drivers were sleep deprived and then intentionally distracted during driver simulation for two-hours. Researchers recorded 29 crashes in the simulator, with 72% in fatigue condition and 28% of the crashes while drivers were alert. Drivers were twice as likely to crash when fatigued, but 11 times more likely to crash when fatigue and distraction were both present.
Researchers were also able to accurately detect a driver’s level of fatigue while the driver’s eyes were still open, in real-time, and before a safety critical event such as a micro sleep occurs.

Samsung All-Solid-State Battery Technology

There was once a time when improvements to cars obviously had to come from the existing car industry and be first reported in motoring magazines. But now other manufactures and reporting avenues are getting into the act.
Researchers from Samsung have presented the results of a study on high-performance, long-lasting all-solid-state batteries to Nature Energy, one of the world’s leading scientific journals.
The batteries have a larger capacity, a longer cycle life, and enhanced overall safety.
The prototype pouch cell would enable an electric vehicle to travel up to 800km on a single charge, with a cycle life of over 1,000 charges. That means your vehicle could travel 800,000 kilometres with little battery degradation.
It has also meant that the prototype is approximately 50 percent smaller by volume than a conventional lithium-ion battery.
A solid-state battery uses solid electrodes and electrolyte, instead of the liquid or polymer gel electrolytes found in lithium-ion or lithium polymer batteries.

Car and race companies to build ventilators
Fighting the Coronavirus is not just about medicines. Respirator are critical to help sick people breath and the car manufacturing and racing industries are stepping in to help the fight.
When Apollo 13 had its mishap the engineers on the ground had to apply their skills to get a quick solution.
The motor industry thinks it has skills that can help the Coronavirus situation.
They can’t produce a vaccine but can help expedite the building of respirators for those who have caught the virus and are having trouble breathing.
General Motors is offering its logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to help Ventec Life Systems build more of its ventilators.
Some formula 1 teams have offered to use their skills in rapid development in a similar way while Ferrari is to contribute help in providing machinery needed for intensive care such as fans and respirators.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-coronavirus-what-can-transport-services-and-planners-do-what-will-be-long-term-changes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/785922325 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:53:17 +0000 00:27:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we put the world of motoring and transport under the microscope. • World-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers (1:29) • New Battery Technology (2:20) • Car industry helps fight Coronavirus (… Distraction,Fatigue,Drivers,Battery,Technology,Coronavirus,Freight,truck,Insurance,Risk,Public Transport,catastrophe
Overdrive: Angry men cars; New Elantra; Self-loathing cyclist; Mitsubishi ASX; Peugeot 508; Mazda 3 1. $2m funding to an Australian Electric veh company (1:32)
2. 140 countries pledged to eliminate traffic deaths. (2:22)
3. Mitsubishi ASX (3:32)
4. Stubborn, angry men are more likely to own luxury cars (4:31)
5. Diesel Brothers hit with big fine (5:37)
6. Motoring Minute – Audi A5 (6:41)
7. Hyundai’s new Elantra has a big launch in NY (8:13)
8. Motoring Minute – Peugeot 508 (16:54)
9. Motoring Minute - Mazda 3 (17:65)
10. Quirky news - bicycle shop owner who opposes bicycle priority measures. (19:26)
11. Motoring Minute - (25:20)

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Originally broadcast 21 March 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-angry-men-cars-new-elantra-self-loathing-cyclist-mitsubishi-asx-peugeot-508-mazda-3 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/779616649 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 13:56:13 +0000 00:27:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that plays around a bit with cars and transport. 1. $2m funding to an Australian Electric veh company (1:32) 2. 140 countries pledged to eliminate traffic deaths. (2:22) 3. Mitsubishi ASX (3:32) 4. Stubborn, angr… AEV,ARENA,GHSA,Hyundai,Elantra,Mitsubishi,ASX,SUV,UPHE,Emissions,Diesel,Peugeot
Overdrive: Coronavirus and transport; Amarok family ute; Ford Puma; Audi SQ8; Semi-autonomous safety
1. Future mobility - who is calling the shots? (1:17)
2. Safeguards to keep drivers focused with semi-autonomous vehicles (2:12)
3. Ford Puma SUV (3:10)
4. Audi SQ8 TDI (4:09)
5. VW Amarok 580 (5:15)
6. How will the Coronavirus affect transport? We talk to transport planner Brian Smith (6:07)
7. Road testing the VW ute in a tough family situation (17:15)

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Originally broadcast 14 March 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-coronavirus-and-transport-amarok-family-ute-ford-puma-audi-sq8-semi-autonomous-safety tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/775437571 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:50:52 +0000 00:28:01 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we put the world of motoring and transport under the microscope. 1. Future mobility - who is calling the shots? (1:17) 2. Safeguards to keep drivers focused with semi-autonomous vehicles (2:12) 3. Ford Puma SUV (3… Mobility,Safeguards,semi-autonomous,Ford,Puma,SUV,Audi,SQ8,TDI,VW,Amarok,580
Overdrive: Nissan’s future; Holden sales old and new; Plug-in Hybrid; Feedspot top transport podcast
1. A paradigm shift brough about by EVs (1:26)
2. Holden Sales Crash (2:15)
3. Are old Holdens worth more now that the brand is going? (3:02)
4. Plug-in Electric Vehicles (3:52)
5. Feedspot’s top 10 transport podcasts (4:44)
6. Extended interview with Stephen Lester from Nissan Australia about car image and future directions (5:42)
7. And we hear from Dean Oliver and his early motoring experiences including buying a performance car and getting a stern lecture from his bank manager (16:40)

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Originally broadcast 07 March 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nissans-future-holden-sales-old-and-new-plug-in-hybrid-feedspot-top-transport-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/771586960 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 05:39:59 +0000 00:27:45 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that broods over the world of cars and transport 1. A paradigm shift brough about by EVs (1:26) 2. Holden Sales Crash (2:15) 3. Are old Holdens worth more now that the brand is going? (3:02) 4. Plug-in Elec… Paradigm,Shift,Pollution,Feedspot,Transport,Podcast,Classic,Shannons,Auction,FJ,Monaro,Torana
Overdrive: Holden goes under: Formal history and stories from owners
This week we concentrate on Holden, that famous Australia car brand that will soon cease to exist.

In the news
1. From Craft to economies of scale (1:22)
2. General Motors did the holden name well (2:32)
3. Was the first Holden that good (3:37)
4. Button plan (4:32)
5. Did Holden build the wrong type of cars (5:39)
6. And we hear from a range of people whose families owned holdens from the first model.
• Fred Brain and 1969 350 Monaro (6:52)
• Terry Thompson owning old Holden (15:53)
• Alan Finlay – racing and EH (21:02)


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Originally broadcast 22 February 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-holden-goes-under-formal-history-and-stories-from-owners-1 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/768923122 Sun, 01 Mar 2020 11:45:50 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that practices what it preaches, most of the time, on the subject of cars and transport. This week we concentrate on Holden, that famous Australia car brand that will soon cease to exist. In the news 1. From… Craft,Economies,General,Motors,GM,Holden,48-215,Badge,Engineering,Button,Plan,Utes
Overdrive: Jaguar Land Rover Project Vector; Haval H9; Citroen C5; Electric Planes and Segway chair In the news
1. Jaguar Land Rover: new vehicle for a new approach (1:20)
2. Can the Haval H9 SUV make it here? (2:07)
3. The standout design feature in the Citroen C5 (3:08)
4. A hydrogen-electric ute (4:04)
5. A new meaning to “Heavy Metal Fan”: (5:00)
6. We put a call in to the UK to speak to their head of Future Mobility Dr Tim Leverton about where Jaguar is going in the future (6:04)
7. And Brian Smith has some quirky news
• Electric Planes (13:56)
• Segway mobile chair (17:53)

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Originally broadcast 29 February 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-jaguar-land-rover-project-vector-haval-h9-citroen-c5-electric-planes-and-segway-chair tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/768448600 Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:34:50 +0000 00:27:45 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that ponders the purpose of cars and transport In the news 1. Jaguar Land Rover: new vehicle for a new approach (1:20) 2. Can the Haval H9 SUV make it here? (2:07) 3. The standout design feature in the Citroen… Jaguar,Land Rover,Vector,Haval H9,SUV,Citroen C5,Hydrogen Electric,Ute,Badger,Heavy Metal,Future Mobility,Tim Leverton
Overdrive: Holden goes under: Formal history and stories from owners
This week we concentrate on Holden, that famous Australia car brand that will soon cease to exist.

In the news
1. From Craft to economies of scale (1:22)
2. General Motors did the Holden name well (2:32)
3. Was the first Holden that good (3:37)
4. Button plan (4:32)
5. Did Holden build the wrong type of cars (5:39)
6. And we hear from a range of people whose families owned holdens from the first model.
• Fred Brain and 1969 350 Monaro (6:52)
• Terry Thompson owning old Holden (15:53)
• Alan Finlay – racing and EH (21:02


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Originally broadcast 22 February 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-holden-goes-under-formal-history-and-stories-from-owners tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/764748532 Sat, 22 Feb 2020 11:04:08 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that practices what it preaches, most of the time, on the subject of cars and transport. This week we concentrate on Holden, that famous Australia car brand that will soon cease to exist. In the news 1. From… Craft,Economies of Scale,GM,Holden,48-215,Badge,Engineering,Button Plan,Utes,Fred Brain,Monaro,Terry Thompson
Overdrive: Three weird car ads from 2020 Superbowl; Coronavirus causes parts shortage; Mazda CX-30 1. Coronavirus leads to parts shortage (1:18)
2. Hyundai/Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform (2:05)
3. Mazda CX-30 (2:58)
4. Audi Sales – at last some good news (3:48)
5. Formula 1: 'carbon neutral' by 2030? (4:36)
6. And car ads at the Superbowl
• Audi’s weird one (5:52)
• Kia’s sentimental one (14:14)
• Genesis’ attempt at humour (18:03)

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Originally broadcast 15 February 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-three-weird-car-ads-from-2020-superbowl-coronavirus-causes-parts-shortage-mazda-cx-30 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/760641478 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:29:50 +0000 00:27:20 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that samples and savours the world of cars and transport 1. Coronavirus leads to parts shortage (1:18) 2. Hyundai/Canoo to co-develop all-electric platform (2:05) 3. Mazda CX-30 (2:58) 4. Audi Sales – at last so… Coronavirus,Hyundai,Canoo,Skateboard,Platform,Mazda CX-30,Audi,Formula 1,Carbon Neutral,2030,Superbowl,Car Advertisments
Overdrive: Volkswagen Sales; Jaguar’s better seat; DeLorean’s back?; BMW update; Why Kia is booming 1. Volkswagen leads in global sales (1:25)
2. Jaguar Land Rover’s better seat (2:22)
3. DeLorean comeback (3:26)
4. Honk more, wait more (4:26)
5. Sustainable transport - Carrots and sticks (5:10)
6. We hear from BMW about their latest update you can get over the internet (6:52)
7. We have an interview with Damien Meredith from Kia on what is different in buyers minds now from the past and (11:52)
8. We have a chat with Brian smith on making people movers look less ugly (17:14)

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Originally broadcast 8 February 2020]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-volkswagen-sales-jaguars-better-seat-deloreans-back-bmw-update-why-kia-is-booming tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/756612589 Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:38:17 +0000 00:27:29 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive where we climb the hills, tackle the bends and endure the potholes of issues to do with motoring and transport. 1. Volkswagen leads in global sales (1:25) 2. Jaguar Land Rover’s better seat (2:22) 3. DeLorean comeback (3:2… Volkswagen,global,sales,Jaguar,Land Rover,DeLorean,Mumbai,Sustainable,Transport,BMW,Prabs Datar,Damien Meredith
Overdrive: More Airbag recalls; Rolls Royce booming; Coping in a bushfire; Banjo Paterson; Kia Sales • Car sales for 2019 (1:33)
• Another airbag recall (2:33)
• Rolls Royce Car Sales are booming (3:35)
• Making ‘Ice Missiles’ illegal (4:54)
• Motoring Minute – Lotus Electric (6:13)
• What to do in a car in a bush fire (7:38)
• Motoring Minute – Maserati Levante SUV (2:17)
• Kia’s quest for greater sales (13:24)
• Car value if previously owned by a celebrity? (14:25)
• Motoring Minute – Maserati Levante SUV (16:38)
• Banjo Paterson and transport data (17:49)
• Quirky news – Road testing a Kombi (20:33)

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Originally broadcast 1 February 2020]]>
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Overdrive: Smart phones for Pedestrians; Stink Bugs hit Hyundai and Kia; Disability and transport 1. ACCC issues new Takata airbag warning for thousands of cars (1:35)
2. The $73b company with no name: Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot (2:45)
3. Holden announces exclusive SUV and Ute line-up (3:35)
4. NSW’s smartphone-detecting traffic cams go live this weekend (5:31)
5. Stink bugs delay Hyundai & Kia Shipments (6:22)
6. New Kia logo (7:53)
7. ‘Smart’ headphones to warn pedestrians of road dangers being developed (8:19)
8. Last week we spoke of the top of the range Nissan Navarra N trek Warrior dual cab ute. We covered the specifications now this week Rob Fraser takes it down the Blue Rag track in Victoria (9:45)
9. And I play part of an interview I did for a radio documentary on disability and transport (16:10)
10. And in Quirky news – Brian Smith and I discuss how car companies help the Apollo Space mission (31:20)

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-smart-phones-for-pedestrians-stink-bugs-hit-hyundai-and-kia-disability-and-transport tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/732650203 Mon, 23 Dec 2019 06:53:57 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program about the facts, the fun and the fiction of motoring and transport 1. ACCC issues new Takata airbag warning for thousands of cars (1:35) 2. The $73b company with no name: Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot (2:45) 3. Holden announc… transport,Holden,SUV,Ute,Smart,Headphones,Warn,Pedestrians,Smart-phone-detecting traffic cams,Stink bugs,Hyundai,Kia
Overdrive: Nissan N Trek Warrior; Artificial Intelligence; Bat Crossing; Range Rover Velar
1. FCAI releases November 2019 new vehicle sales figures (1:21)
2. Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet (2:53)
3. Five stars for BMW 1 Series. Four stars for Peugeot Partner (3:37)
4. New Ford Transit (4:15)
5. Top uni teams contest Formula SAE-A (5:08)
6. UK’s first ‘bat-friendly’ highway crossing deployed in Worcestershire (6:00)
7. Motoring minute – Range Rover Velar (6:40)
8. Rob Fraser tests the latest rugged four-wheel drive ute (7:50)
9. I interview an international expert on Artificial Intelligence that may become part of our cars (14:01)
10. Motoring minute – Volkswagen Amarok (19:33)
11. Quirky news – Brian Smith and I discuss cars that aim to make your phone redundant (20:37)

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Originally broadcast 14December 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nissan-n-trek-warrior-artificial-intelligence-bat-crossing-range-rover-velar tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/726651529 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:07:39 +0000 00:27:51 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program about trains, planes and automobiles, but mainly automobiles. 1. FCAI releases November 2019 new vehicle sales figures (1:21) 2. Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet (2:53) 3. Five stars for… FCAI,Sales FIgures,Tesla,Elon Musk,Defamation,Pedo Guy,Tweet,Formula SAE-A,FOrd Transit,BMW 1 Series,Peugeot Partner,Bat freindly
Overdrive: "Machine" the movie; Artificial Intelligence/Automated cars; Classic cars and democracy
1. Australia’s first regional AV project scoops national ITS award (1:41)
2. Bertrand Piccard breaks world distance record for a hydrogen-powered vehicle in a Hyundai NEXO (2:44)
3. The Premiere of the movie Machine and its relationship to autonomous vehicles (3:34)
4. Paris to Amazon: No Free Delivery for You (2:47)
5. New Honda Accord (5:32)
6. Artificial Intelligence Improves Tyre Performance (6:25)
7. Motoring minute – Honda CRV (7:04)
8. We hear a story about what it is like to be a young mechanic that makes a mistake at a major motorbike racing event (8:23)
9. Motoring minute – Great Wall Steed (12:57)
10. After the premiere of a movie about artificial intelligence including autonomous vehicles, I have a chat with Miklos Kiss from Audi about the company’s activities in this field (14:11)
11. Motoring minute – Jaguar F-Pace (19:59)
12. Quirky news – Brian Smith and I discuss the link between classic cars, democracy and IS! (21:05)

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Originally broadcast 7 December 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-machine-movie-artificial-intelligence-and-automated-cars-classic-cars-and-democracy tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/724423066 Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:27:47 +0000 00:27:01 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the fantasises and fallacies of anything to do with motoring and transport. 1. Australia’s first regional AV project scoops national ITS award (1:41) 2. Bertrand Piccard breaks world distance reco… ITS Award,Autonomous Vehicle,Bertran Piccard,Hydrogen Pwered,Hyundai Nexo,Artificial Intelligence,Tyre,Tire,Performance,Paris,Amazon,Honda Accord
Overdrive: Uber loses license; Telsa Pickup; 1954 Citroen racer; Lamborghini in space
1. Uber Loses London Licence – again (1:31)
2. Tesla unveils its long-awaited electric Cyber pick-up truck (2:38)
3. Ford reveals Mach-E electric SUV with a Mustang logo (3:58)
4. Mercedes unveils bot one but 3 large SUV’s (5:18)
5. Aston Martin’s first SUV announced (6:25)
6. Hyundai Santa Cruz Ute confirmed (7:13)
7. Motoring minute – Nissan X Trail (8:03)
8. We catch up with a gentleman racer at the Phillip Island Island Magic meeting. You won’t believe the car he was racing in the historic class (9:14)
9. We chat to Rob Fraser about another more attainable electric vehicle the Hyundai Kona (14:40)
10. Motoring minute (Nissan Nivara N Track)
11. Quirky news – Brian Smith and I discuss why car companies are so keen to send things into space – Lamborghini is the latest one (21:24)

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Originally broadcast 30 November 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-loses-license-telsa-pickup-1954-citroen-racer-lamborghini-in-space tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/723090109 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:32:20 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the factors facing our attitude and actions to motoring and transport. 1. Uber Loses London Licence – again (1:31) 2. Tesla unveils its long-awaited electric Cyber pick-up truck (2:38) 3. Ford rev… Uber,London,License,Tesla,Cyber,pick-up,Ford,Mach-E,Electric,SUV,Mustang,Hyundai
Overdrive: Electric motor bikes; Cars as a school status; Sales of hybrids, diesels and electrics 1. The latest vehicle sales figures especially for diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles (1:21)
2. Rally Australia World Championship event cancelled (2:17)
3. Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Road Noise Active Noise Control Technology (3:30)
4. Hyundai Motor Demonstrates Autonomous Driving Tech Capabilities with First Successful Truck Platooning Trial (4:31)
5. One Way to Keep the Sidewalk Clear: Remote-Controlled Scooter-Bots (5:29)
6. Motoring minute – Interns fun project to sit beside molly Taylor in a works rally car (6:40)
7. We chat to Alan Zurvas about a motor bike event especially the trend to electric bikes (7:47)
8. Motoring minute – Hyundai Kona Electric (16:46)
9. Quirky news – Car status becomes an issue at a school (18:01)

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Originally broadcast 16 November 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-electric-motor-bikes-cars-as-a-school-status-sales-of-hybrids-diesels-and-electrics tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/722518216 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:18:54 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program with an infatuation about trains, planes and automobiles. 1. The latest vehicle sales figures especially for diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles (1:21) 2. Rally Australia World Championship event cancelled (2:17) 3. Hy… Diesel,Hybrid,Electric,vehicles,Rally,Australia,World,Championship,Hyundai,Autonomous,Driving,Platooning
Overdrive: Streetlight redesign; AEB; Tesla Model 3; Audi SQ8; Monorail; Jaguar i-Pace
1. Public given opportunity to experience autonomous emergency braking. (1:21)
2. The Future of the Streetlight Might Be in the Past (2:27)
3. Europe’s first full-sized autonomous bus demonstrated at CAV Scotland event (3:14)
4. Car-Mounted Ads Take a New Direction: Data Collection (4:09)
5. Tesla Model Three (5:14)
6. Motoring minute – Audi SQ8 (6:07)
7. We chat to Rob Fraser about some electric cars especially the Jaguar iPace and how they are developing (7:17)
8. Motoring minute – Kia Sportage (15:57)
9. Motoring minute – Car Sales (17:04)
10. Quirky news – and a good session with Brian smith with some quirky news stories on one suggestion to install a monorail in Auckland. (18:12)
11. Motoring minute – Rally Australia Cancels Rally (24:15)
12. Motoring minute – Subaru Liberty (25:45)

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-streetlight-redesign-aeb-tesla-model-3-audi-sq8-monorail-jaguar-i-pace tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/716823811 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:43:39 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program that tries to spread the word about trains, planes, and automobiles. 1. Public given opportunity to experience autonomous emergency braking. (1:21) 2. The Future of the Streetlight Might Be in the Past (2:27) 3. Europ… Autonomous Emergency Braking,AEB,ANCAP,Streetlight,CAV,Car-mounted Ads,Uber,Lyft,Tesla,Model 3,Audi SQ8,Electric Cars
Overdrive: Recharge in 10 minutes; Mustang SUV; An engineer in Parliament; Hyundai Ioniq
1. Engineers have figured out how to charge electric car batteries in 10 minutes (1:24)
2. Hyundai Ioniq (3:02)
3. Warnings for mobile speed cameras (4:02)
4. World premiere for the new Golf digitalised connected and intelligent (5:05)
5. Ford makes a Mustang like SUV supposedly (5:59)
6. Urban and Suburban Lifestyles Are More Similar Than You’d Think (7:01)
7. Motoring minute – Honda Civic (8:31)
8. We chat to Paul Hamer MP, only the 32 person since 1856 to have engineering qualifications and be an MP in the Victorian Parliament (9:44)
9. Motoring minute – Solar Edge Inverters (16:47)
10. Rob Fraser and I talk about the joys of driving in Tasmania (17:53)
11. Quirky news – Ring emergency line to complain about an ice-cream truck parked outside their house (23:11)

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Originally broadcast 9 November 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-recharge-in-10-minutes-mustang-suv-an-engineer-in-parliament-hyundai-ioniq tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/709736347 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:10:30 +0000 00:27:49 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that pushes the parameters of discussing motoring and transport. 1. Engineers have figured out how to charge electric car batteries in 10 minutes (1:24) 2. Hyundai Ioniq (3:02) 3. Warnings for mobile speed came… Charging Electric car,10 minutes,Hyundai Ioniq,Mobile Speed Camera,Volkswagen Golf,Urban and Suburban Lifestyles,MOtoring MInute,Paul Hamer,MP,Engineer,Engineering,Victorian Government
Overdrive: Hyundai Kona EV crash (test); Fiat/Peugeot Merger; Brabham BT62; Cars "helping" badly
1. Hyundai Kona Electric earns ANCAP 5-star safety rating in first-ever EV crash tested in Australia and the results are good. (1:33)
2. Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot working out a merger (2:16)
3. Brabham automotive announces BT62 competition specification (3:06)
4. Lightyear One: the car built to perform on energy efficiency (4:05)
5. Estonian police offer ‘road breaks’ for first-time speeders (5:00)
6. Motoring minute – Road Safety Curtesy (5:50)
7. Rob Fraser and discuss the new Audi A1 (7:05)
8. Motoring minute – Autonomous vehicles – no nirvana yet, if ever (12:26)
9. Marc Pizzi from Monash University talks about the student racing team that is now into autonomous cars (13:40)
10. Motoring minute – Quality SUVs (19:49)
11. Quirky news – Cars doing things for you, you don’t want (20:55)

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Originally broadcast 2 November 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/2-november-2019-overdrive-program-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/706463350 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:27:59 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the particulars of motoring and transport. 1. Hyundai Kona Electric earns ANCAP 5-star safety rating in first-ever EV crash tested in Australia and the results are good. (1:33) 2. Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot w… Hyundai,Kona,Electric,ANCAP,5-star,EV,Crash test,Fiat,Chrysler,Peugeot,Merger,Brabham
Overdrive: Volkswagen turns Turkey; Smart Cruise Control; Passenger in Subaru rally car
1. Congestion charge for Sydney & Melbourne (1:48)
2. “Worried” Volkswagen pulls back on new Turkish factory as sanctions bite (2:56)
3. Dyson Cancels electric car project (3:58)
4. EU states support Denmark’s diesel ban proposal (4:51)
5. Hyundai Smart Cruise Control Technology (5:32)
6. Bathurst-winning team cops massive fine (6:30)
7. Motoring minute – RAM 2500 (7:40)
8. We sent our work experience person, Emily Middleton to Canberra to sit in the passenger seat beside Molly Taylor in her works Subaru rally car. Emily, who drives a Camry, gives us her report. (9:10)
9. Motoring minute – Kia Seltos (14:14)
10. Alan Zuvas has been driving the new Toyota Supra. He tells us what it is like (15:12)
11. Motoring minute – Volkswagen Crafter (21:18)
12. Quirky news – Child drives his toy tractor to the fair (22:21)
13. Quirky news – tuning cars the modern way (24:30)

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Originally broadcast 26 October 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-volkswagens-turkey-turns-turkey-smart-cruise-control-passenger-in-subaru-rally-car tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/701000074 Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:28:01 +0000 00:28:04 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program that looks at the purpose of and the passion for trains, planes and automobiles. 1. Congestion charge for Sydney & Melbourne (1:48) 2. “Worried” Volkswagen pulls back on new Turkish factory as sanctions bite (2:56) 3.… Volkswagen,Turkey,Sanction,Denmark,Diesel Ban,Hyundai,Smart Cruise Control,Dyson,Bathurst,Congestion Charge,Motoring Minute,RAM 2500
Overdrive: Dyson quits; Kia Seltos; Nissan Warrior; Veloster Grappler; China Motor Museum
1. Dyson cancels electric car project (1:27)
2. Active Transportation Transforms America (2:32)
3. Kia Seltos (3:50)
4. Tyre wear is out of sight and out of mind (4:58)
5. Veloster Grappler (5:53)
6. Motoring minute – Peugeot 308 GT (6:54)
7. We hear from Our motoring correspondent in Melbourne about the details from the launch of the Nissan N Trek Warrior (8:12)
8. Motoring minute – Pedestrian detection with AEB (13:09)
9. Rob Fraser and I talk about driving the new Kia Seltos in the great outdoors (14:20)
10. Motoring minute – Skoda Kodiaq (20:37)
11. A quirky news story with Brian Smith

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Originally broadcast 19 October 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-dyson-quits-kia-seltos-nissan-warrior-veloster-grappler-china-motor-museum tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/698219896 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:20:11 +0000 00:28:11 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that puts a magnifying glass to the role of cars and transport in our society and tries to burn a hole in it. 1. Dyson cancels electric car project (1:27) 2. Active Transportation Transforms America (2:32) 3. Ki… Dyson,Active Trasnport;Kia,Seltos,Tread Depth,Tyres,Tires,Hyundai ,Veloster,Grappler,Nissan,N Trek Warrior,David Brown
Overdrive: Tesla not up to hype; Nissan Warrior; Audi Q3; Jaguar drive day; Abandoned cars 1. The latest Car Sales figures (1:24)
2. AAA Warns Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work When Needed Most (2:31)
3. Tesla's Smart Summon Performance Doesn't Match Marketing Hype (3:44)
4. New Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior (4:58)
5. Audi Q3 – 2nd Generation launched in Australia (5:54)
6. Motoring minute – Nissan Path Finder (7:08)
7. Our resident artist Dean Oliver discusses a one-day jaunt in a series of Jaguars (8:29)
8. Motoring minute – Volkswagen Touareg (15:05)
9. Motoring minute – Volkswagen BMW Z4 (16:05)
10. Rob Fraser gives some details on the launch on the new Audi Q3 (17:16)
11. A quirky news story with Brian Smith (22:58)

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Originally broadcast 12 October 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tesla-no-up-to-hype-nissan-warrior-audi-q3-jaguar-drive-day-abandoned-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/694120030 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:01:47 +0000 00:27:46 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we occasionally include facts in our good discussions about motoring and transport. 1. The latest Car Sales figures (1:24) 2. AAA Warns Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work When Needed Most (2:31) 3. Tesla's Smar… Car Sales,AAA,American Automobile Association,Pedestrian Detection,Audi Q3,Tesla,Smart Summon,Concord Jaguar and Land ROver,Jaguar,Dean Oliver,Abandoned cars,Cadillac
Overdrive: Longer warranties; Jaguar Land Rover & Brexit; Vegan Tesla; Chicken Road Safety 1. Suzuki 5 Year Unlimited KM Warranty & New CPS Program Update/Holden offers seven years’ free scheduled servicing on Colorado 4x4 (1:21)
2. Uber Australia the first ride-share to implement 5 star ANCAP vehicle safety requirement (2:07)
3. The augmented reality app for the 2019 Range Rover is helpful for any new driver (2:52)
4. Jaguar Land Rover to close plants for a week as Brexit safeguard (4:09)
5. Tesla releases a fully vegan Model 3 to the delight of animal lovers (5:15)
6. Motoring minute - Subaru Outback (6:15)
7. Rob Fraser and I talk about some seven-seater SUV alternatives (7:26)
8. Motoring minute – Ford’s Drive For Life training program (12:06)
9. Motoring minute – Honda CRV 7 seater (13:11)
10. We hear from Sydney University about their recent report on how driverless cars are not necessarily a force for good” (14:27)
11. Motoring minute – Hyundai Side Centre Airbag (20:56)
12. And a welcome return of Brian smith with a quirky news story and a lead for safely getting your chicken across a road (22:00)

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Originally broadcast 28 September 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/5-october-2019-overdrive-program-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/690448534 Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:36:05 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that pontificates on issues of motoring and transport 1. Suzuki 5 Year Unlimited KM Warranty & New CPS Program Update/Holden offers seven years’ free scheduled servicing on Colorado 4x4 (1:21) 2. Uber Australia the first… Suzuki,Warranty,scheduled,Colorado,Uber,ANCAP,Augmented reality,Range Rover,Jaguar,Land Rover ,Brexit,Toyota
Overdrive: Hyundai's new airbag; Elon Musk's huge pay packet; Ford's Driving Skills for Life
1. Hyundai Motor Group develops centre side airbag (1:52)
2. Ford - Driving Skills for Life (2:47)
3. Judge refuses to toss lawsuit challenging Musk pay package (3:46)
4. World's rarest Ford Falcon going to auction (4:48)
5. Mazda to Reveal First Mass-Production Battery EV at Tokyo Motor Show (5:37)
6. It’s a bike. It’s a car. No it’s a FUV (6:00)
7. Motoring Minute - Takata air bags (7:42)
8. Rob Fraser has a chat about some of the cars we have tested this week (9:09)
9. Motoring Minute - Landcruiser sells big (15:31)
10. Motoring Minute - Volkswagen pays up in Australia for dieselgate (17:07)
11. Liz Ampt covers the launch of the fifth year of Fords Driving Skills for Life free training program (18:37)
12. Chicken leads to make crossing the road safer (25:25)

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Originally broadcast 28 September 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/28-september-overdrive-program-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/687051910 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:32:13 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders on issues of motoring and transport 1. Hyundai Motor Group develops centre side airbag (1:52) 2. Ford - Driving Skills for Life (2:47) 3. Judge refuses to toss lawsuit challenging Musk pay package (3:46) 4.… Volkswagen,Scandal,Hyundai Motor Group,Centre Side airbag,FOrd,Driving Skills for life,Elon Musk,Pay Package,Mazda,Tokyo Motor Show,FUV,FOrd Flacon
Overdrive: Volkswagen Dieselgate; Tesla and Ford utes; Hyundai Venue; Touring in a Subaru Outback
In this program we have:
1. Volkswagen to pay up to $127m in Australia for scandal (1:27)
2. NSW: 40km/h slow down, move over laws expanded as trial ends (2:27)
3. Ford Australia Developing a local Ute (3:45)
4. Tesla Pick up to be revealed in November (4:47)
5. Toyota has expanded its Takata recall (5:42)
6. New Venue Announced (6:39)
7. Motoring Minutes on
• the Honda Civic (7:48),
• the Infiniti leaving Australia (14:50),
• the Peugeot 508 (16:19), and
• Mazda rotary (25:00)
8. Rob Fraser have a chat about his trip up the coast (9:32)
9. And then he and I discuss, in some detail, Hyundai’s latest SUV the Venue (17:57)

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Originally broadcast 21 September 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-volkswagen-dieselgate-tesla-and-ford-utes-hyundai-venue-touring-in-a-subaru-outback tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/684046445 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:31:04 +0000 00:27:56 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that probes the issues of motoring and transport In this program we have: 1. Volkswagen to pay up to $127m in Australia for scandal (1:27) 2. NSW: 40km/h slow down, move over laws expanded as trial ends (2:27) 3. Ford Au… Volkswagen,,Scandal,,40km/h,,Ford,,Ute,,Utility,,Tesla,,Pickup,,Toyota,,Takata,,Recall,,Hyundai
Overdrive: Infiniti exits; Takata Airbags; Towing; Beige Toyota Camry; Mclarens GT Supercar
In this program we have:
1. Infiniti Exits Australia (1:29)
2. Takata Airbag Recall (2:37)
3. Trump's brinkmanship may backfire on US car industry (3:46)
4. Mazda’s Rotary Engine Set for a Return (4:51)
5. Is the Mondeo going Electric? (6:03)
6. McLaren’s GT Supercar arrives in Australia (7:04)
7. Motoring Minute – Ford Ranger (8:15)
8. Motoring Minute – Car Sales (9:21)
9. Beige Toyota Camry (10:25)
10. Motoring Minute – Citroen AirCross (19:03)
11. Rob Fraser talks about towing (18:12)
12. Quirky news with Brian Smith –(24:24)

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Originally broadcast 14 September 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-infiniti-exits-takata-airbags tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/680017871 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:48:20 +0000 00:28:02 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we wander through the world of motoring and transport. In this program we have: 1. Infiniti Exits Australia (1:29) 2. Takata Airbag Recall (2:37) 3. Trump's brinkmanship may backfire on US car industry (3:46) 4. M… Takata,Airbag,Recall.,Trump,US,car,industry,Mazda,Rotary,Infiniti,Mondeo,Electric?
Overdrive: Melb bike share gone; VW/Jaguar Holographics; Singapore trasnport; Elon Musk's tunnels I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
1. New cars sales for August 2019 (1:32)
2. Ending Melbourne Bike Share the right decision? (2:01)
3. VW invests in holographic technology (3:26)
4. Jaguar Land Rover wants to beam 3D movies right into your eyes (4:09)
5. Tesla adds games and aps to keep you entertained while charging (4:39)
6. Hyundai Motor Group reveals personal electric scooter capable of 20km range (5:11)
7. ‘Road-racing’ deterrent pilot average speed camera made permanent (6:09)
8. Motoring Minute – Suzuki Vitara (7:03)
9. Singapore transport – Part of a very functional city– David Campbell and David Brown compare notes (8:07)
10. Motoring Minute – RAM 1500 Ute (14:15)
11. Motoring Minute – Artificial intelligence to identify poor line marking (15:34)
12. Rob Fraser discusses how cars can become members of the family (16:42)
13. Motoring Minute – Dopes “User pay” really work in transport? (21:59)
14. Quirky news with Brian Smith - Elon Musk tunnels – Fact or fantasy (23:03)

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Originally broadcast 7 September 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-4 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/678452742 Mon, 09 Sep 2019 12:17:48 +0000 00:27:55 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that panders to the world of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this program we have: 1. New cars sales for August 2019 (1:32) 2. Ending Melbourne Bike Share the right decision? (2:01) 3. VW invests in hologr… New Car Sales,Melbourne Bike Share,Holographic,Volkswagen,Jaguar,Tesla,Hyundai,e-scooter,Average speed camera,Suzuki Vitara,Singapore Transport,RAM 1500
Overdrive: Ban hands-free phones; E-scooters ridden illegally; Nissan GTR; Suzuki Jimny I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
1. British drivers face ban on hands-free mobiles (1:38)
2. QTA Announces ‘Eyes On Fatigue’ In-Vehicle Technology Pilot (2:41)
3. Study Finds Nearly Half Of Shared E-Scooters Being Ridden Illegally (3:25)
4. Drivewyze introduces notification service for truck drivers (4:40)
5. Toyota to launch road maintenance study in Japan (5:28)
6. We hear the second report from Rob Fraser on the anniversary of Nissan sports cars. This time the GTR super car. (6:14)
7. We took a new Suzuki Jimny four-wheel drive to a car show but it had to compete for attention with an old Daihatsu. We interview the owner (12:03)
8. And Brian Smith joins us again for a quirky news story on a competition for cargo bicycles (17:45)

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Originally broadcast 31 August 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-ban-hands-free-phones-e-scooters-ridden-illegally-nissan-gtr-suzuki-jimny tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/677994672 Sun, 08 Sep 2019 11:05:18 +0000 00:26:15 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous. I’m David Brown In this program we have: 1. British drivers face ban on hands-free mobiles (1:38) 2. QTA Announces ‘Eyes On Fatigue’ In… Hands-free,phones,QTA,Eyes,On,Fatigue,E-Scooters,Illegally,Drivewyze,Truck,Toyota,road
Overdrive: Bugatti Centodieci; Nissan Z Cars; 1913 Rolls Royce; Celebrating potholes I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
News stories
1. Car companies withdraw ads from the Alan Jones program (1:31)
2. Heads of GM, Ford among CEOs rejecting shareholder-centric model (2:39)
3. The $8 Million Bugatti Centodieci's Radical Design Captures The Spirit Of The EB110 (3:40)
4. GetCharged unveils e-scooter charger in New York City (4:57)
5. The Problem with Amazon’s Cheap Gas Stunt (5:46)
6. Motoring Minute – Nissan GTR (7:35)
7. And we have the first instalment of an interview with David Berthon and his 1913 Rolls Royce.(9:15)
8. Motoring Minute – Jaguar e-Pace (16:07)
9. We hear from Rob Fraser who went to the 50th anniversary of the Nissan Z cars. (17:32)
10. And Brian smith joins us again for some quirky news including celebrating potholes (21:51)
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Originally broadcast 24 August 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-bugatti-centodieci-nissan-z-cars-1913-rolls-royce-celebrating-potholes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/677653218 Sat, 07 Sep 2019 14:28:17 +0000 00:27:25 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program about the wonderful world of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown In this program we have: News stories 1. Car companies withdraw ads from the Alan Jones program (1:31) 2. Heads of GM, Ford among CEOs rejecting shareho… Alan,Jones,General,Motors,Ford,Bugatti,Centodieci,GetCharged,e-scooter,Amazon,Nissan,GTR
Overdrive: Will we still own a car?; Honda goes for the young; Knee airbags; false ads This week we are in Adelaide at the Australia Institute of Traffic Planning and Management National conference
I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
News stories
1. Few Aussies will own cars in 2050, predicts new study (1:18)
2. Honda’s new tactic for attracting first-time car buyers: esports (2:39)
3. Hyundai Motorsport set to go electric (3:35)
4. IIHS study shows knee airbags may not reduce injury in crashes (4:14)
5. NHTSA told Tesla to stop claiming its Model 3 was the safest car ever tested (5:03)
6. And Now, a Bicycle Built for None (5:44)
7. Motoring Minute – Toyota HiAce Crew Van (6:19)
8. Rob Fraser gives us a reason to drive to Western Australia (7:25)
9. Motoring Minute – Haval H9 (12:48)
10. And then he gives us a road test of a vehicle to do it in – VW Crafter Van (13:45)
11. Motoring Minute – Subaru Impreza (20:15)
12. And Brian Smith joins us again for some quirky news – Who gets the priority cars or pedestrians (20:15)

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Originally broadcast 10 August 2019


1. Few Aussies will own cars in 2050, predicts new study
2. Honda’s new tactic for attracting first-time car buyers: esports
3. Hyundai Motorsport set to go electric
4. IIHS study shows knee airbags may not reduce injury in crashes
5. NHTSA told Tesla to stop claiming its Model 3 was the safest car ever tested
6. And Now, a Bicycle Built for None

And this has been overdrive.
The Overdrive team and supports including
David Campbell, Brian Smith Rob Fraser, and Paul Just.
for doing the hard yards in supporting this program.

Overdrive can be heard across Australia on the Community Radio network.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-3 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/677534388 Sat, 07 Sep 2019 06:17:43 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that digs up all sorts of information about the world of motoring and transport. This week we are in Adelaide at the Australia Institute of Traffic Planning and Management National conference I’m David Brown In this progr… Car-Ownership,Honda,Hyundai,Motorsport,IIHS,Knee,airbags,NHTSA,Tesla,Model,3,Bicycle
Overdrive: Toyota Hilux Class action; YouTube & Netflix in Teslas; Jet Charge; Shannons Classic This week we are in Adelaide at the Australia Institute of Traffic Planning and Management National conference
I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
News stories
1. Hilux class action (1:33)
2. The UK auto industry is facing a slow death (2:27)
3. Tritium supplies EV chargers to Drive Energi (3:38)
4. Ford Mustang High Performance 2.3L (4:21)
5. In Madrid, a Car Ban Proves Stronger Than Partisan Politics (5:05)
6. YouTube and Netflix Will Soon Be Coming To Teslas Screens says Elon Musk (5:48)
7. We have an interview with the CEO of Jet Charge a company that produces products and systems to charge electric vehicles. What he says will blow you mind. (7:38)
8. We talk to the organiser of the Shannon’s Classic which has a huge number of great cars on display (15:35)
9. We have five motoring minutes
• Ride-sharing is not working (6:25)
• Volkswagen Crafter (14:35)
• If I had all the money in the world I would get a Kia Carnival people mover (20:51)
10. And Brian Smith joins us again for some quirky news (21:50)

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Originally broadcast 10 August 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/190810-overdrive-program-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/664146326 Sun, 11 Aug 2019 04:13:31 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that relishes all sorts of information and experiences from the world of motoring and transport. This week we are in Adelaide at the Australia Institute of Traffic Planning and Management National conference I’m… Toyota,Hilux,Tritium,Electric,chargers,vehicles,Ford,Mustang,Madrid,Netflix,Jet,Charge
Overdrive: Australian market struggles; Lee Iacocca dead; A 1962 Holden ute; Mitsubishi Triton I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
1. Vfacts: Australian vehicle sales figures - The total market is down 8.4% (1:28)
2. Iacocca, the last of the supreme auto bosses, defined his generation (2:23)
3. Hyundai Motor Group Unveils World First CVVD Engine Technology (3:43)
4. Bubbles, bleeps and Linkin Park: electric cars now have to make strange noises by law (4:54)
5. Ford tackles last-mile delivery challenge with pedestrian couriers, algorithms (6:02)
6. We discuss the passing of Norma Dewis who worked for Jaguar for many years and was said to be Britain’s greatest test driver (9:12)
7. We have a chat to a bloke who owns a 1962 Holden utility while we were sitting in a 2019 Mitsubishi Triton. We could use his car because he wouldn’t take it out in the rain. (19:33)
8. There are five motoring minutes
• Ford Ranger (7:10)
• Honda CRV (8:00)
• Subaru Eyesight technology (18:32)
• Local pollution (17:39)
• Genesis (26:12)

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Originally broadcast 6 July 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-australian-market-struggles-lee-iacocca-dead-a-1962-holden-ute-mitsubishi-triton tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/663358703 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:30:21 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about trains, planes and automobiles I’m David Brown In this program we have: 1. Vfacts: Australian vehicle sales figures - The total market is down 8.4% (1:28) 2. Iacocca, the last of the supreme auto bosses, d… Car,Sales,Lee,Iacocca,Hyundai,CVVD,Electric,noises,Ford,Last,Mile,Norma
Overdrive: ULEV emission zone; Genesis reborn; Snow trips; Lies, damned lies and autonomous vehicles I’m David Brown
In this program we have:
News stories
1. London EV demand ‘rising’ since ULEZ intro, says Carwow (1:27)
2. Genesis Opens Doors On First Australian Flagship Studio in Sydney (2:39)
3. Names of automated-driving systems mislead motorists Prof Currie (3:37)
4. Competition will explore new ways to move people around Detroit (4:42)
5. Is there a better way to regulate peer-to-peer car sharing? (5:44)
6. Korean automakers rank highest in latest JD Power quality survey (6:48)
7. We have the third instalment in Rob Fraser’s preparing for traveling to the snow (10:09)
8. And a great interview with Professor Graham Currie about Lie, Damned lies and Autonomous vehicles (17:21)
9. There are five motoring minutes
• Honda HRV (8:06)
• The Toyota Fortuner Crusader (8:58)
• The Infinti QX 80 (15:04)
• Genesis and reliability (26:12)
• People being mislead by car feature names (16:32)

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Originally broadcast 29 June 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-ulev-emission-zone-genesis-reborn-snow-trips-lies-damned-lies-and-autonomous-vehicles tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/663290405 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 04:12:06 +0000 00:27:55 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and culture I’m David Brown In this program we have: News stories 1. London EV demand ‘rising’ since ULEZ intro, says Carwow (1:27) 2. Genesis Opens Doors On First Australian Flagship Studio in Sydne… Korea,Genesis,ULEZ,London,Autonomous,vehicles,Peer-to-peer,Vehicles,Lies,Infinti,Toyota,Forerunner
Overdrive: Ssangyong comeback; Noise Cameras; Lexus; Electric car guy "hydrogen is the future" I’m David Brown
In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. UK to trial new ‘noise camera’ system to combat excessively loud vehicles
2. Hybrids are 14 times better than battery electric vehicles at reducing real-world carbon dioxide emissions
3. Google Maps ‘could soon let you know when taxi drivers take you on dodgy routes’ with automated app alerts.
4. China’s father of electric cars says hydrogen is future
5. Fiat Chrysler sued over alleged Jeep Wrangler 'death wobble'
6. Rob Fraser gives us the second installment on preparing your car to go to the snow
7. We talk to the Managing Director of Ssangyong Australia about how they are making a comeback in Australia.
8. Brian Smith and I talk about some quirky news
9. We have two motoring minutes
• Lexus NX300H
• Nissan Patrol
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Originally broadcast 22 June 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-ssangyong-comeback-noise-cameras-lexus-electric-car-guy-hydrogen-is-the-future tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/663268451 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 03:12:11 +0000 00:27:48 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we put the world of motoring and transport under the microscope. I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. UK to trial new ‘noise camera’ system to combat excessively lou… Noise,Camera,Hybrid,Pollution,Carbon,Dioxide,Electric,car,Fiat,Chrysler,Jeep,Wrangler
Overdrive (1Hr): Uber AIr; External airbag; Driving to the snow; Manual Ferrari; Camping aid I’m David Brown
In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Uber Air Launches in Australia (1:46)
2. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles puts brakes on proposed merger with Renault, blames French government (3:15)
3. German firm tests external airbag for side-impact crashes (3:48)
4. Volvo says it will tow broken-down cars for life (4:49)
5. It May Soon Be Illegal to Text While Crossing the Street in New York City (5:40)
6. Haval Strengthens Sino-Russian Economic Cooperation with Completion of Tula Factory (6:27)
7. Motoring Minute
• Kia Picanto (7:10)
8. Preparing for a trip to the snow – Part 1 (8:21)
9. Texas Firm will build a Ferrari for you with a manual transmission (13:34)
10. Lancia Stratos (15:31)
11. Fined for crossing the road using your phone (17:33)
12. New camping thing (20:45)
13. Ian Callum (23:34)
14. PHEV (24:49)
15. Dean Oliver and Brian Smith take up the issue of designing transport infrastructure – should it be just functional or have an element of visual appeal (30:40)
16. Motoring Minute
• The BMW Z4 (42:58)

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Originally broadcast 15 June 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-1hr-uber-air-external-airbag-driving-to-the-snow-manual-ferrari-camping-aid tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/654639581 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:17:27 +0000 00:47:27 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we put the world of motoring and transport under the microscope. I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Uber Air Launches in Australia (1:46) 2. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles puts… Uber,Fiat,Chrysler,Airbag,Volvo,Texting,Haval,Kia,Picanto,Snow,Ferrari,Lancia
Overdrive (1hr) : Crash Tests, Meccano Set; BMW Z4; Range Rover PHEV
1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposite for Jeep Wrangler at 1 star (1:37)
2. Jaguar and Chargefox agreement sparks Australia’s EV interest (2:15)
3. Tesla reveals Model 3 Australian prices (3:07)
4. Pricing for Swedish mid-sized S60 sedan and V60 wagon well below Germans (4:48)
5. UTSA engineers develop inexpensive smart stop sign to improve rural road safety (5:58)
6. TU Graz developing ‘predictive’ pedestrian crossing signals for Vienna (7:10)
7. And Alan Zurvas has just witnessed a crash test. We find out what it was like and what is happening in the future (8:35)
8. Rob, Alan and David discuss some news snippets (16:28)
9. In Sydney they have a land mark called the Meccano set it’s an ancient structure to hold signs at traffic lights at a major intersection. They had to replace it and they chose to replicate the old, brutalist design from 1952. We find out why (20:06)
10. Two motoring minutes
• Jeep’s problems with brash tests (15:25)
• VW Toureg (25:15)
11. Remembering Dorothy Rowe and a new program to use car clubs to help those with depression (26:38)
12. More discussion of motoring news (29:13)
13. Rob Roads tests the BMW Z4 (33:26)
14. Alan has been driving the Range Rover PHEV (38:55)
15. And some quirky news with Brian Smith (42:14)]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-crash-tests-meccano-set-bmw-z4-range-rover-phev tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/654238640 Sun, 21 Jul 2019 10:38:22 +0000 00:49:55 David Brown no In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposite for Jeep Wrangler at 1 star (1:37) 2. Jaguar and Chargefox agreement sparks Australia’s EV interest (2:15)… ANCAP,Crash,Test,Toyota,HiAce,Nissan,Leaf,EV,Jaguar,Chargefox,Tesla,Model
Overdrive: Experiencing an ANCAP crash test; Jeeps poor performance; BMW Z4
I’m David Brown

In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposite for Jeep Wrangler at 1 star (1:37)
2. Jaguar and Chargefox agreement sparks Australia’s EV interest (2:15)
3. Tesla reveals Model 3 Australian prices (3:07)
4. Pricing for Swedish mid-sized S60 sedan and V60 wagon well below Germans (4:48)
5. UTSA engineers develop inexpensive smart stop sign to improve rural road safety (5:58)
6. TU Graz developing ‘predictive’ pedestrian crossing signals for Vienna (7:10)
7. And Alan Zurvas has just witnessed a crash test. We find out what it was like and what is happening in the future (8:35)
8. Rob, Alan and David discuss some news snippets (16:28)
9. In Sydney they have a land mark called the Meccano set it’s an ancient structure to hold signs at traffic lights at a major intersection. They had to replace it and they chose to replicate the old, brutalist design from 1952. We find out why (20:06)
10. Two motoring minutes
• Jeep’s problems with brash tests (15:25)
• VW Toureg (25:15)
11. Remembering Dorothy Rowe and a new program to use car clubs to help those with depression (26:38)
12. More discussion of motoring news (29:13)
13. Rob Roads tests the BMW Z4 (33:26)
14. Alan has been driving the Range Rover PHEV (38:55)
15. And some quirky news with Brian Smith (42:14)


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Originally broadcast 8 June 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-experiencing-an-ancap-crash-test-jeeps-poor-performance-bmw-z4 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/635936265 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:49:10 +0000 00:49:55 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that broods over the world of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposi… ANCAP,Crash Test,Toyota HiAce,Nissan Leaf EV,Jaguar,Chargefox,Tesla Model 3,Volvo S60 V60,UTSA,TU Graz,Meccano Set,Jeep
Overdrive: Jaguar and Charge Fox; Tesla Model 3 prices; The Meccano Set; Crash testing
I’m David Brown

In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposite for Jeep Wrangler at 1 star (1:42)
2. Jaguar and Chargefox agreement sparks Australia’s EV interest (2:20)
3. Tesla reveals Model 3 Australian prices (3:12)
4. Pricing for Swedish mid-sized S60 sedan and V60 wagon well below Germans (4:53)
5. UTSA engineers develop inexpensive smart stop sign to improve rural road safety (6:03)
6. TU Graz developing ‘predictive’ pedestrian crossing signals for Vienna (7:15)
7. In Sydney they have a land mark called the Meccano set it’s an ancient structure to hold signs at traffic lights at a major intersection. They had to replace it and they chose to replicate the old, brutalist design from 1952. We find out why (8:41)
8. And Alan Zurvas has just witnessed a crash test. We find out what it was like and what is happening in the future (14:45)
9. Two motoring minutes
• Jeep’s problems with brash tests (13:49)
• VW Toureg (21:54)
10. And some quirky news with Brian Smith (22:46)


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Originally broadcast 25 May 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-jaguar-and-charge-fox-tesla-model-3-prices-the-meccano tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/633594522 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 11:47:35 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that broods over the world of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Safety prioritised with 5 stars for Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf EV, yet the opposi… ANCAP,Crash Test,Toyota HiAce,Nissan Leaf EV,Jaguar,Chargeforx,Tesla Model 3,Volvo S60 V60,UTSA,TU Graz,Meccano Set,Jeep
Overdrive: Toyota vs Trump; Aust electric cars; VW Polo GTI; BMW humour!
I’m David Brown

In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault to create car making powerhouse (1:28)
2. Toyota hits back over Trump signaling Japanese investments 'not welcomed' (2:33)
3. ACE-EV inks landmark deal with Adelaide’s Aldom to build electric cars (3:31)
4. Voters demand safer roads and less congestion: AAA survey (4:05)
5. Airbus to partner with SAS on hybrid and electric aircraft research (4:56)
6. BMW posts a smart send-off for long-time Mercedes chief (6:04)
7. We have a road test of the Volkswagen Polo GTi (8:14)
8. There is two motoring minutes
9. Range Rover (15:32)
10. SsangYong brings back the Musso (7:02)
11. And some quirky news with Brian Smith (16:48)

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Originally broadcast 1st June 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-toyota-vs-trump-aust-electric-cars-vw-polo-gti-bmw-humour tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/633582381 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:56:39 +0000 00:27:56 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that samples and savors the world of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault to create car making powerhouse (… Fiat,Chrysler,AAA,ACE-EV,Aldom,Toyota,Trump,Airbus,SAS,BMW,Mercedes,Volkswagen Polo GTi
Overdrive: Audi links to traffic signals; Unmarked police trucks; Hyundai Nexo; Ford Mustang
I’m David Brown
In this program we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Audi introducing its traffic signal information system in Europe
2. Highways England s three supercabs capture over 3500 traffic offences
3. End of the line for two on demand bus trials in Sydney amid cost concerns
4. Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell named a ‘game changer’
5. Nissan to equip new Skyline with world’s first next-gen driver assistance system
6. Wall Street's love affair with Tesla is over
7. A professor of economics from the UK on how we might pay for transport
8. A road test of the Ford Mustang
9. Two motoring minutes
• Maserati Levante
• Nissan Pathfinder
10. And some quirky news with Brian Smith


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Originally broadcast 25 May 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-audi-links-to-traffic-signals-unmarked-police-trucks-hyundai-nexo-ford-mustang tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/633519975 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 05:47:50 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive where we climb the hills, tackle the bends and endure the potholes of issues to do with motoring and transport. I’m David Brown In this program we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Audi introducing its traffic sig… Audi,Traffic,Signal,Highways,England,Supercabs,Bus,trials,Hyundai,NEXO,Fuel,Cell
Overdrive: Uber float; Toyota goes Apple Car Play; History of video driving games; BMW X2 M35i
I’m David Brown
In this program
1. Uber float takes on water (1:34)
2. Toyota takes the plunge on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (2:20)
3. Tesla is the most loved car company by its owners (3:45)
4. But Tesla CEO has to face court (4:23)
5. Four-cylinder Honda beats Falcon GTHO (5:06)
6. LA the land of the freeway goes for green public transport (6:22)
7. Pink made the car more valuable (7:07)
8. We talk to the Museum Director from the National Motor Museum on the history of video driving games (8:00)
9. We have two motoring minutes
• The BMW X5 (13:20)
• Kia Carnival (21:27)
10. We put the cat amongst the pigeons with our expose last week on billboard advertising – we give you an update (14:21)
11. We road test the hottest version of the BMW X2 (15:11)
12. And we finish our series on odd car design. (22:30)

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Originally broadcast 18 May 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-float-toyota-goes-apple-car-play-history-of-video-driving-games-bmw-x2-n35i tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/623563701 Mon, 20 May 2019 12:17:22 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that bounces through the world of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this program 1. Uber float takes on water (1:34) 2. Toyota takes the plunge on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (2:20) 3. Tesla is the most… Uber,Toyota,Apple,Car,Play,Android,Auto,Tesla,Honda,Type,R,GTHO
Overdrive: Jaguar pothole funds; Isuzu DMAX & MUX; Citroen history; Ford AEB shopping cart I’m David Brown
And in this week’s program
1. Are commuter car parks worth it? (1:39)
2. Via brings micro-transit service in Seattle (2:31)
3. Warn fellow road users about potholes and earn cryptocurrency as you drive (3:03)
4. How the world's first flying car racing league was born (3:59)
5. Ford's self-braking shopping cart will stop your kids ramming strangers' shins (4:45)
6. Does the Ford Mustang has an unfair advantage (5:45)
7. There are two motoring minutes from Rob Fraser both about Isuzu products
The DMAX X Runner (6:51)
MUX Update (14:19)
8. We hear again from rally driver Molly Taylor and what she went through in travelling to England to prove her credentials as a driver. (7:48)
9. We hear Alan Zurvas’ report on a historical event for Citroen (15:17)
10. And we get our resident artist Dean Oliver and Brian Smith to talk about the changing outward appear of cars in the light of the Shanghai Motor Show (20:52)

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Originally broadcast 5 May 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/4-april-2019-overdrive-program-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/618528663 Fri, 10 May 2019 11:34:24 +0000 00:27:57 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at cars and transport from a variety of angles. I’m David Brown And in this week’s program 1. Are commuter car parks worth it? (1:39) 2. Via brings micro-transit service in Seattle (2:31) 3. Warn fell… Jaguar,Land,Rover,Flying,Airspeeder,Ford,Shopping,Trolley,Via,Mustang,Molly,Taylor
Overdrive:: Speed limiters; Proton returns; Annoying things about cars, Kia Picanto
I’m David Brown

In this week’s program
1. Speed limiters mandatory in all European cars by 2022 (1:33)
2. Canadian government invests in zero-emission vehicles (3:03)
3. PROTON looks set to relaunch in Australia (3:51)
4. Scottish safety initiative combats speeding and tailgating (4:36)
5. Could Hawaii Be Paradise For Hydrogen-Powered Public Transit? (5:28)
6. Jimny World urban Car winner (6:09)
7. We talk to Rob Fraser about the things cars try to do for you that are meant to be helpful but are not. (6:44)
8. What new on our FaceBook site OverdriveCity (13:59)
9. Alan Zurvas Road test the base model Kia Picanto (14:22)
10. And Brian Smith and I talk about new ways to deliver your parcels and how much it costs to advertise on a formula 1 car. (20:18)

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Originally broadcast 27 April 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-speed-limiters-proton-returns-annoying-things-about-cars-kia-picanto tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/614219931 Wed, 01 May 2019 17:29:58 +0000 00:27:57 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at all forms of transport from the humble bike through to rocket powered space travel. I’m David Brown In this week’s program 1. Speed limiters mandatory in all European cars by 2022 (1:33) 2. Canad… Zero,emission,Tailgating,speeding,Hawaii,Hydrogen,Powered,public,transport,Speed,limiter,Proton
Overdrive: Mazda 3; Citroen Aircross; Autonomous Vehicles not so fast not so safe
I’m David Brown

In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell

1. Labor wants 50% electric cars by 2030 (1:22)
2. Uber unveils IPO with a warning it may never make a profit (2:24)
3. Ford, Uber dial back expectations for self-driving cars (3:38)
4. Ford rolls out new key fob technology to stop hackers (4:19)
5. This City's New Bike Lane Law is ‘Bikelash’-Proof (5:38)
6. Genesis announces its launch day in Australia (6:20)

We talk to Alan Zurvas about the new Mazda 3 which bucks the latest styling trends (7:05)
What's on the OverdriveCity Facebook site (13:13)
Rob Fraser talks about the new Citroen (13:55)
And Brian Smith and I talk about whether autonomous vehicles will reduce crashes. (19:25)
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Originally broadcast 20 April 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-mazda-3-citroen-aircross-autonomous-vehicles-not-so-fast-not-so-safe tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/609232479 Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:06:19 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at a range of different ways we get around, from cars, buses, trains, and planes. I’m David Brown In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Labor wants 50% electric cars b… Ford,Uber,ULEZ,London,Bike,Lane,Cyclist,Cycling,Mint,Mazda,3,Citroen
Overdrive: Subaru's rally driver - Molly Taylor, Hino 500; More April fools day pranks
I’m David Brown

In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell
1. 50% target for electric car sales by 2030 under a Labor Government (1:43)
2. Aston Martin boss says autonomous cars will result in mergers (2:48)
3. GM Ford and Toyota establish Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (3:29)
4. EU believes BMW, Daimler and VW colluded over clean emissions tech (4:32)
5. Tesla shares sink on poor deliveries (5:16)
6. Genesis Finally confirms Genesis Launch Date (5:59)


We talk to Subaru Rally team driver Molly Taylor who has just competed in the first round of the Australian Rally Championship held in Western Australia. (6:47)

We catch up with Joel Helmes to discuss the latest truck from Hino which is showing the freight industry the way in standard road safety features and it has some wonderful technology for communication information to drivers with minimal distraction. (12:58)

And we continue our talk with Brian Smith on the April Fool’s day pranks played by car companies. (19:14)

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Originally broadcast 13 April 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-subarus-rally-drier-molly-taylor-hino-500-more-april-fools-day-pranks tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/607629192 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:11:12 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we look at the wide and wonderful world of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell 1. 50% target for electric car sales by 2030 under a Labor Gover… Electric,cars,,Labor,,BMW,,Daimler,,VW,,Genesis,,Aston,Martin,,GM,,General,Motors,
Overdrive: Toyota Camry changes ideas on hybrids; Car company's April Fools jokes
I’m David Brown
In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell
1. Car sales outlook weakens as intenders stay away
2. Australia’s Largest Sport Sponsor
3. Europe will require carmakers to install speed limiters from 2022
4. Hyundai Australia to expand its Electric Vehicle Dealership
5. Toyota & Suzuki Partnership
6. Toyota to generate hydrogen from rooftop solar for vehicle fuel


We a range of motoring minutes with Rob Fraser and myself on some new cars, political statements about banning petrol and diesel cars and pollution with trucks.

I also have a longer conversation with Rob about the Hybrid Camry. He didn’t think much of hybrids when they first came out but now he is a changed man.

And Brian Smith and I discuss April fools jokes from the car industry.


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Originally broadcast 6 April 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-toyota-camry-changes-ideas-on-hybrids-car-companies-april-fools-jokes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/600274650 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:44:23 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program about all sorts of things to do with motoring and transport. I’m David Brown In this week’s program, we have news stories with David Campbell 1. Car sales outlook weakens as intenders stay away 2. Australia’s Largest Sp… Car,Sales,Sport,Sponsor,Toyota,Speed,Limiters,Hyundai,Electric,vehicles,Dealership,Suzuki
Overdrive: Car Sales; Utilities do well; Volkswagen electric plans; Building cars from Lego I’m David Brown
In this week’s program news stories with David Campbell
1. VFACTS: 2019 downturn continues with slow February
2. Aussie company works to turn plastics, old tyres and waste into diesel fuel for trucks
3. Mazda Unveils all new SUV
4. Volkswagen's electric plans:
5. BMW & Mercedes Benz Working together
6. Goodbye Optima

We look closely at why the top three selling cars in February were utes with Rob Fraser
Alan Zurvas goes for a ride to a mid-north coast holiday location in a $218,000 Lexus
And Brian Smith and finish off a discussion we had last week on building car models from lego.
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Originally broadcast 16 March 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-sales-utilities-do-well-volkswagen-electric-plans-building-cars-from-lego-vo tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/592896435 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:35:43 +0000 00:27:50 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we experiment with ideas and experiences to do with cars and transport. I’m David Brown In this week’s program news stories with David Campbell 1. VFACTS: 2019 downturn continues with slow February 2. Aussie compan… VFACT,Car,Sales,Recycle,Mazda,Volkswagen,BMW,Mercedes,Kia,Optima,Rondo,Soul
Overdrive: Tesla up and down costs; Election transport policies; Lego cars I’m David Brown
In this week’s program news stories with David Campbell
1. Tesla Cuts the price of Model 3 but increases Australian Charging Prices
2. Holden Hopes to rebound after several bad sales years
3. Volkswagen’s Jetta becomes a brand – but only in China
4. Maserati Cuts Prices
5. Melbourne Formula 1
6. Whitsundays Festival of Motoring

With a NSW state and a federal election coming up we will be bombarded with transport projects that political parties will be promoting as their transport policy.
Brian Smith and I discuss the six things that should be at the basis of all political transport policies.

Brian and I look also look at the success or otherwise of building cars models from lego. Now they are going life size.
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Tesla Cuts the price of Model 3 but increases Australian Charging Prices
When Tesla first launched the Model S Elon Musk said that, over time, he hoped to get the price down to US$35,000. Now he has finally delivered on his promise of an electric vehicle for the masses, confirming the reduced pricing.
Specs for the Standard Range start at US$35,000 (or around A$49,000) before US Government incentives.
The Standard Model 3 offers a range of 355km, a top speed of 210km/h and a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of 5.6 seconds, while, for an additional $2,000, the Standard Range Plus has a 386km range, will hit 60mph in 5.3 seconds and tops out at 225km/h.

Holden Hopes to rebound after several bad sales years
HOLDEN has forecast at least 9% growth in its combined SUV and ute sales this year, forecasting that 70% of its overall sales volume will come from these two major categories.
Holden is attempting to turn around its fortunes after its sales slumped 33 per cent last year in the wake of its exit from local car manufacturing in October 2017.


Volkswagen’s Jetta becomes a brand – but only in China
The Jetta name has made the leap from a Volkswagen model - to the Volkswagen Group’s latest all-new brand.
The long-running nameplate has been established as a brand in its
One of the reasons for the Jetta brand’s birth is that it allows the Volkswagen brand itself to position itself as the more premium class that it holds in Europe.

BMW fined for swapping ECUs
Prosecutors in Germany have hit BMW with an €8.5 million fine for fitting almost 8000 cars with the wrong engine management software.
The fine relates to an admission by BMW that it had inadvertently fitted a diesel-engine software upgrade for the X5 and X6 into 5 Series and 7 Series electronic control units or ECUs.
Prosecutors accepted that BMW had done nothing intentional, but was guilty of “oversight lapses”.

Maserati Cuts Prices

A DEPRESSED new-vehicle market outlook, and dealer and customer feedback on pricing, is behind Maserati Australia cutting the prices of its models by up to $46,000, - following similar changing price points for some BMW and Mercedes-Benz models.

Termed “realignment” by Maserati Australia, the new price scale is aimed at maintaining sales and market share in a very competitive high end market.

BMW last year reduced 7 Series pricing by up to almost $50,000, which put the model under the $200,000 mark for its entry-level models.
Similarly, in August last year Mercedes-Benz reduced its S Class pricing by up to $44,000.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tesla-up-and-down-costs-election-transport-policies-lego-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/590404383 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:15:30 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we mull over issues to do with cars and transport. I’m David Brown In this week’s program news stories with David Campbell 1. Tesla Cuts the price of Model 3 but increases Australian Charging Prices 2. Holden Hopes… Tesla,Holden,Volkswagen,Jetta,Maserati,Whitsundays,Festival,Motoring,Election,NSW,Federal,Transport
Overdrive: More Super Bowl ad critiques; AVs predict ped movements; Eovques see through system I’m David Brown
In this week’s news stories
1. Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement
2. INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard
3. Hero Holdens tops Shannons Melbourne Auction
4. New York gov: introduce Manhattan road pricing ‘or face 30% fare rise’
5. Lyft Green Mode option allows riders to request electric and hybrid vehicles
6. California Now Prohibits Use of Gender in Determining Auto Insurance Rates
We have a few motoring minutes
1. Nissan x Opus concept camper uses second-life EV batteries to power ‘off-grid’ adventures
2. New Range Rover Evoque recreates iconic road signs to showcase all terrain capability and smart tech
And Brian Smith, Errol Smith give the second installment of a review of the Motoring ads that appeared during this year’s Super Bowl. We finally get to one we like.

You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on iTunes or Spotify. OR our Facebook site OverdriveCity

So, let’s start with the news

Originally broadcast 23 February 2019]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-more-super-bowl-ad-critiques-avs-predict-ped-movements-eovques-see-through-system tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/582001344 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 04:25:11 +0000 00:27:41 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that bounces across issues of cars and transport I’m David Brown In this week’s news stories 1. Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement 2. INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard 3. Hero Holdens t… Range,Rover,Evoque,Insurance,Holden,Shannons,Uber,Lyft,INRIX,Nissan,Opus,Electric
Overdrive: Nissan and Renault move on; Scooters under pressure,Super Bowl ads https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nissan-and-renault-move-on-scooters-under-pressuresuper-bowl-ads tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/575166417 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:34:09 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no Renault,Nissan,Disability,California,Barcelona,USPS,Kia,Sorento,Automated,Vehicles,Electric,trucks Overdrive: Nissan - No X-Trail with Brexit; Maserati Track Day; Suzuki Jimny; AVs showing the way
I’m David Brown
And in this week’s news stories
Nissan chooses Japan over UK to build new X-Trail car
Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant near Newcastle in the UK will instead be made in Japan.
It said continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to "plan for the future".
Nissan has made cars at Sunderland since 1986 and employs almost 7,000 people.
The government said Nissan's decision was "a blow to the sector" but that no jobs would go as a result, which suggests they will continue to build cars there but not expand with the new model.

Tesla lost $976M in 2018 despite 4Q profit
First the good news for Tesla
They made a profit in the last quarter of 2018 of $139 million which was the on revenue of $7.2 billion, and this was the second consecutive quarter of profitability.
But now the bad news – for the whole year they lost nearly $1 billion
That’s better though than 2017 where they lost $1.9-billion

Dongle lets you see how your car is performing
Cars are now collecting a huge amount of information about how they are operating which can be of great help or just interest to the owner.
But much of the information is hidden and would be distracting to view while you are driving and cumbersome to look at if you have to stay seated in the car.
Almost every car made after 1996 has a connection port under the dashboard to connect diagnostic systems. This port is called the OBD-II port (on-board diagnostics).
Scantool now makes a product the ODBLink MX+ ($140 Australian Dollars) which uses a wireless dongle to connect your car to your smartphone, tablet or Windows PC via Bluetooth.

Super bowl car ads
The super Bowl has been and gone for another year and some car companies showed they were prepared to produce specific ads and then pay $5.2 million for a 30 second slot during the game.

In America it is a great offense for some, if you do not stand for the national anthem but it is quite acceptable to involve the national song in two critical activities, gambling and making profits.
There were huge bets on how long Gladys Knight would take to sing the anthem and then Jeep used it as the background music to their ad that used iconic features as the famous 1945 picture of six marines raising the flag on atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in World War II.


Canadian union airs Super Bowl ad despite GM lawsuit threats
Not all Super Bowl ads were aimed at patriotism, humour or sentimentality.
Canada’s union for car workers aired its General Motors boycott campaign ad during the super bowl ignoring lawsuit threats if it went to air.
The ad called for a boycott of Mexican-built General Motors Co. vehicles in an effort to save the Oshawa Assembly Plant, set to close at the end of this year.
GM's Oshawa plant, which builds the Chevrolet and Impala and Cadillac XTS, is one of five North American plants GM is planning to indefinitely idle this year as the slow-selling products built at those plants are discontinued.

Maserati Track Day
We went to a Maserati track day and fanged around in cars with a total value of at least $2mill worth. Maserati COO tells us why that is a good thing. I like the guy.

Suzuki Jimny
We have a chat with Paul Murrell about the new Suzuki Jimny

Quirky News
And Brian Smith, Errol Smith and I discuss a range of topics including
• AV displays the direction it is going to take (BS)
• Oscar Mayer will pay you to drive the Wienermobile for a year (ES)
• 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition looks back, seats just five (BS)

You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on iTunes or Spotify. OR our Facebook site OverdriveCity]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nissan-no-x-trail-with-brexit-maserati-track-day-suzuki-jimny-avs-showing-the-way tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/574063065 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:25:08 +0000 00:27:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at cars and transport from a variety of angles . I’m David Brown And in this week’s news stories Nissan chooses Japan over UK to build new X-Trail car Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail origin… Nissan,,Tesla,,Brexit,,X-Trail,,Road,,Test,,Super,,Bowl,,Maserati,,Suzuki,,Jimny,,review,
Overdrive: Hyundai, Kia change EV km claims; Audi Q8; Fiat dud safety tests; Barina gone
And this week our news stories with David Campbell

1. Road accidents kill 1.35 million a year
2. VW to cut select models in Europe as it ramps up spending on e-mobility
3. Toyota Still leads the 2018 Sales Race
4. Hyundai, Kia cut EV Distance claims
5. New BMW Models for 2019
6. Fiat Chrysler crashes out in Europe with poor test results


We have a motoring minute on the relaunch of SsangYong with a range of models

And Errol Smith and I discuss a range of topics including
• Audi Q8
• GM Bashing
• Losing names of cars

You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on iTunes or Spotify.

Originally broadcast 12 December 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-hyundai-kia-change-ev-km-claims-audi-q8-fiat-dud-safety-tests-barina-gone tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/544354122 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:43:27 +0000 00:27:53 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at a range of different ways we get around, from cars, buses, trains and planes with David Brown And this week our news stories with David Campbell 1. Road accidents kill 1.35 million a year 2. VW to… Audi,Q8,Q7,David Brown,Driven Media
Overdrive: First look at Hyundai Ioniq; GM cuts models; Toy cars made from wood
I’m David Brown

And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell
1. General Motors to close plants and cut models
2. US Auto Tariffs on all imported cars?
3. New Evoque
4. EV Sales soaring in China
5. Aussie Drivers Move On
6. Parking inspectors get the power to hand out demerit points
7. Mazda Turbo Charges the CX-5

We look at Hyundai’s for Electric vehicle on the Australian market

And Errol Smith, Brian Smith and I take a genial look at some weird and wonderful news stories about cars and transport.

1. CandyLab Toys is rethinking the diecast car with ... wood
2. Florida man tries to steal car in jail lot on way out of jail, cops say
3. Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk runs the 1/4 mile in 9.66 seconds

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes or Spotify.

So, here’s the news

Originally broadcast 1 December 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-first-look-at-hyundai-ioniq-gm-cuts-models-toy-cars-made-from-wood tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/538720686 Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:49:32 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program about all sorts of things to do with motoring and transport. I’m David Brown And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell 1. General Motors to close plants and cut models 2. US Auto Tariffs o… General Motors,Tariffs,Evoque,EV,Demerit points,Mazda,CandyLay,Hennessey,Trackhawk,David Brown,Driven Media,Overdrive
Overdrive: Maserati Lavante; Morris Minor performance!; Ford's Scooters; Cyclist Road Rage
I’m David Brown

And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell

1. Telstra exec quits to replace Musk as Tesla chairman
2. Vehicles from Mexico, Canada escape import tariff under trade pact
3. Melbourne Based SEA hopes for significant market share.
4. Infiniti Australia hopes for better days
5. Ford purchases scooter company Spin
6. Maserati cars and Bentley Limousines for APEC summit
7. One in five Australian drivers admits to cyclist road rage, survey finds

We hear a motoring minute on the new pricing for the Maserati and I reflect on driving it from Albury to Melbourne on the secondary roads.

We review an ad from the 1950s for the latest Morris Minor, Performance then isn’t what it is today.

And Errol Smith and I take a sunny look at some weird and wonderful news stories about cars and transport.
• Motorising transport that was once aimed at keeping you fit.

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

So, here’s the news

Originally broadcast 17 November 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-maserati-lavante-morris-minor-performance-fords-scooters-cyclist-road-rage tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/530845356 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:41:58 +0000 00:28:22 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we take a populous approach to cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell 1. Telstra exec quits to replace Musk as Tesla chairman 2. Vehicles from… Telstra,Tesla,Infiniti,Ford,Spin Scooter,Maserati,ROad Rage,Cyclist,Lavante,MOrris Minor,Mountain bike,e-bike
Overdrive: Subaru Forester; Combating car sickness; BMW M5; Volvo tennis shoes
I’m David Brown
And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell
1. Rising SUV sales as the market softens in September
2. Automotive industry applauds Queensland government’s leadership on ‘alpha’ airbags
3. GM prepares to launch eBikes in 2019
4. Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles of the future will help combat motion sickness
5. Volvo Australia is having a great year
6. Queensland Police Kia Stinger takes Las Vegas spotlight
7. F1 Announces new street-race in Vietnam

Overdrives resident artist Dean Oliver drives a 12-year-old Subaru. We put him in a new model and test his reaction.
We hear a motoring minute on the new BMW M5
And Errol Smith and I take a sunny look at some weird and wonderful news stories about cars and transport.
1. Lincoln Aviator warning and alert sounds are played by an orchestra/ Pizza Hut and Toyota transform truck into mobile pizza kitchen (DB)
2. Volvo customizes Stan Smith Adidas shoes, you know, for kids (BS)
3. From Noddy’s car to a Vauxhall Vivaro re-imagined as the nag’s head pub from ‘only fools and horses’ ES or DB if Errol not available)


You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

So, here’s the news

Originally broadcast 10 November 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-subaru-forester-combating-car-sickness-bmw-m5-volvo-tennis-shoes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/528053142 Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:29:55 +0000 00:28:28 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, where we experiment with ideas and activities to do with cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in the program this week we look at news stories with David Campbell 1. Rising SUV sales as the market softens in Septembe… Car Sales,Airbags,eBikes,Jaguar,Land Rover,Motion Sickness,Car sickness,Kia Stinger,F1,Subaru,FOrester,Lincoln Aviator
Overdrive: Tesla outsells Mercedes; End of Traffic lights; Is Kia Warranty good?; Monkey drives bus I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories including:
1. Who Needs German Engineering? Tesla Outsells Mercedes-Benz For The First Time—And Has a Plan to Pass BMW Too
2. The end of traffic lights? Ford explores non-stop journeys with connected cars
3. Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030
4. Free travel expanded for homeless and disadvantaged Victorians
5. Audi fined for diesel violations
6. Chrysler ceases operating in New Zealand, promises to keep on with Australia

We have a few reflections on Kia’s seven-year warranty – Its only be around for 4 years but what has been the impact.
We continue extracts from an interview with Dr Max Lay about the history of transport.
And Brian Smith, Errol Smith and I cast a gleeful eye over the unusual motoring stories including a monkey driving a bus and a couple get married at 70 mph.

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

Originally broadcast 20 October 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tesla-outsells-mercedes-end-of-traffic-lights-is-kia-warranty-good-monkey-drives-bus tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/517076139 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:37:53 +0000 00:27:53 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories including: 1. Who Needs German Engineering? Tesla Outsells Mercedes-Benz For The First Time—And Has a Plan to Pass BMW Too 2… Tesla,Mercedes,Ford,Traffic Lights,Israel,Homeless,Free travel,Chyrsler,New Zealand,Kia,Max Lay,7 year warranty
Overdrive: Paris Motor Show quirky cars reviewed; Smart ForEase; Peugeot e-Legend and others I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories including:
1. Consumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving systems
2. U.S. will revise road safety rules for fully self-driving cars
3. Honda and General Motors join forces to build autonomous cars
4. Bathurst 1000 & Driver fatigue
5. Dual Bathurst Winning Commodore Sells for Record Breaking $2.1 Million at Auction/Trio of Burt Reynolds movie cars fetch $330,000 at auction
6. Hot Wheels stamps help celebrate 50 years of the toy car

The program this week is dedicated to the jaunty look at the jalopies from the Paris motor show – well concept cars anyway.

And Brian Smith, Errol Smith and I take a jaunty look at some jalopies from the Paris motor show – well concept cars anyway.

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

So, let’s start the program with the news

Originally broadcast 12 October 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-paris-motor-show-quirky-cars-reviewed-smart-forease-peugeot-e-legend-and-others tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/515182080 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:37:34 +0000 00:27:55 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that samples as much as it can of the experiences of cars and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories including: 1. Consumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving… Smart ForEase,Peugeot,e-Legend,Renault,EZ-Ultimo,Ferrari Monza,Infiniti Black S,R8,Mercedes AMG A35,DS Crossback,Citroen,Bathurst 1000
Overdrive: Mercedes' safe parking; Smart ForEase; Nissan Leaf; Rolls Royce designer goes to China I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories including:
1. VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility
2. Mercedes-Benz cars will soon suggest safest areas to park
3. Uber to Pay $148 Million in Settlement Over 2016 Data Breach
4. Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept
5. Crossover practicality, zero-emissions, 485-kilometre range: the new all-electric Kia e-niro
6. VFacts
7. Ford Endura
8. HAVAL Introduces 7 Year Unlimited Km Warranty
9. Great Wall Breaks The $20k Barrier With New Dual Cab Offer
10. Five Year/Unlimited Kilometre Warranty on all new Volkswagens
With the death of the racing driver Bob Jane, we spoke to our good friend Bob Holden who drove at the same time starting in the late 50s and still going strong.
We went to the reveal of Nissan’s latest Leaf electric Car
And Brian Smith and Errol Smith and I take a jolly look at some quirky news stories about motoring and transport.
1. China’s FAW lures ex-Rolls-Royce chief designer
2. Symbol of Fiat Chrysler-UAW scandal could soon hit auction block
3. Dua Lipa and Jaguar create music track every fan can remix and call their own

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

So, let’s start the program with the news

Originally broadcast 5 October 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-mercedes-safe-parking-smart-forease-nissan-leaf-rolls-royce-designer-goes-to-china tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/511046802 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:23:50 +0000 00:27:50 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we let our thoughts wonder over issues to do with cars and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories including: 1. VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mo… Mercedes,Parking,Smart,ForEase,Haval,Ford Endura,Kia e-niro,Great Wall,Volkswagen,Microsoft,Bob Jane,Bob Holden
Overdrive: Vulnerable road users; can engineers be personable; Peugeot e-Legend; stackable cars I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including:
1. Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy to bring the world’s first fleet of fuel cell electric trucks into commercial operation
2. Stackable 'cars of the future' unveiled in Scotland
3. PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT - #Unboring the future
4. Renault-nissan-mitsubishi And Google Join Forces On Next-generation Infotainment
5. Hyundai Santa Fe, Kona and NEXO honoured with prestigious 2018 IDEA design awards

We hear about the partnership between the Ford Driving Skills for Life Program and the Amy Gillet Foundation to fill in a huge gap in our driver training and licensing procedures. How to deal with vulnerable road users such as cyclists
We have some personal reflections from Anita Curnow an executive with the Victorian road authority Vic Roads about here career as a transport engineer.
A Minute of Motoring on the latest Nissan Navara ute

And Brian Smith and Errol Smith take a joyful look at some quirky news stories about motoring and transport.
1. PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT is presented at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
2. Grupo Antolin CEO Pascual sees interiors as the front door to the future

Originally broadcast 29 September 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-vulnerable-road-users-can-engineers-be-personable-peugeot-e-legend-stackable-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/508792356 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:48:42 +0000 00:29:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we take a diverse look at cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including: 1. Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy to bring the world’s first fleet of… Amy Gillet,Ford Driving Skills For Life,Anita Curnow,VicRoads,Hyundai,Fuel Cell,Stackable,Nexo,Kona,Renault,Nissan,Mitsubishi
Overdrive: Mazda CX-9 and MX-5; VW Polo; All Subarus on line: Making Peds adapt to autonomous vehs I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including:
1. SUV sales power ahead despite minor market decline
2. Users now able to buy Subaru’s online with dealers still involved
3. Apple developing headlights that highlight road hazards
4. New cars on the market
5. Toyota Invests $500 million in Uber
6. Global trade war prompts Volvo to put brakes on its IPO

We have a brief chat about three new models on the market Mazda CX-9 Large SUV, the Mazda MX-5 and the VW Polo
We have some feedback and comments from listeners
And Brian Smith and Errol Smith take a upbeat; look at some quirky news stories about motoring and transport.

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on itunes.

So let’s start the program with the news


Originally broadcast 15 September 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-mazda-cx-9-and-mx-5-vw-polo-all-subarus-on-line-making-peds-adapt-to-autonomous-vehs tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/500294391 Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:29:48 +0000 00:27:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that dabbles in the world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including: 1. SUV sales power ahead despite minor market decline 2. Users now ab… SUV,Subaru,On-line,Apple,Mazda,CX-9,MX-5,VW Polo,Volkswagen,Uber,Volvo,Pedestrians
Overdrive: Electric E-Type; RAM GM talks up 1500; Rain protection may make for more pedestrians I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including:
1. Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe will go into production
2. Fewer than 1 in 3 new car shoppers agree with proposed EPA rollback
3. Explainer: What is WLTP and why should you care?
4. VW spends big to make its vehicles digital devices on wheels
5. Uber riders with low ratings to be banned
6. Emergency vehicle slow down law questioned
We have a chat with the General Manager of RAM Australia. We went to the launch of their latest big ute a few months back, now we have driven it in the country side.
And Brian Smith and take a carefree look at some quirky news stories about motoring and transport.

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on itunes.

So let’s start the program with the news
First broadcast on 8 September 2018]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-electric-e-type-ram-gm-talks-up-1500-rain-protection-may-make-for-more-pedestrians tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/496485708 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:55:06 +0000 00:27:47 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that takes an expansive look at the world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including: 1. Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe wi…
Overdrive: BMW goes mobility; Holden in Australia; Vietnam goes beyond motorbikes I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:

1. Holden to invest $120m a year on local engineering and design
2. Kia motors showcases next-generation separated sound zone technology
3. Revealed: The biggest menace on the roads
4. Ford will shrink platform count to just 5
5. GM has filed patents for 3 more active aero technologies
6. 840 Dangerous Motorway Bridges in France
7. Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 line-up

We talk to the General Manager of Communications from BMW Australia about a mobility forum they recently held in Melbourne.
And we here from Brian Smith on his upcoming trip to Vietnam to try and fix some transport problems there and then his reflections on some of the transport approaches we will have here in Australia in the future.
You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs.

Let’s start with the news

Originally broadcast 25 August 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-bmw-goes-mobility-holden-in-aust-vietnam-goes-beyond-bikes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/490068702 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:12:08 +0000 00:27:57 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that canvases issues related to cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. Holden to invest $120m a year on local engineering and design 2. Kia motors sh… BMW,Holden,GM,Kia,Dangerous Bridges,Audi,FOrd,Vietnam,David Brown,Overdrive,Driven Media
Overdrive: MG rebirth; Hillman Imp; NY limits Uber; 10 mil Mustangs; Fremantle's brave Mayor
I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:

1. New York limits ride sharing Services
2. Tesla to Delist?
3. Chinese Electric car start-up to list?
4. South Korea to temporarily ban some BMW’s
5. Ford Territory in China
6. 10 Million Mustangs

We talk to Brad Pettitt the Mayor of Fremantle in a local government area of Perth. He has some grand visions for making a local government area, including transport, more liveable.
We talk to our expert in Historic and Classic Cars, Paul Murrell about the Hillman Imp and the new MG that is on the market. British name Chinese manufacturer.

And Brian Smith , Errol Smith and I take a high-spirited look at some unusual stories of the day including
1. Man named Benedict egged cars
2. Silicon Valley bus drivers sleep in parking lots overnight



Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can here past programs podcast on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Now to begin the program let’s have the news.

Originally broadcast 18 August 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-mg-rebirth-hillman-imp-ny-limits-uber-10-mil-mustangs-fremantles-brave-mayor tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/490054506 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:36:13 +0000 00:27:57 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that contemplates issues related to cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. New York limits ride sharing Services 2. Tesla to Delist? 3. Chinese Elec… Uber,Tesla,Electric Car,Mustang,BMW,Brad,Pettit,Fremantle,MG,Hillman Imp,David Brown,OVerdrive
Overdrive: news of a SsangYong Ute; Corolla launch and Toyota hybrid history; Transport in Perth
I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull to join Renault
2. Audi is testing 5G production robots
3. Ferrari Shares Dive
4. GM Seeks Tariff Exemption to Keep China-Made SUV on U.S. Market
5. SsangYong’s All Electric Ute
6. Mazda announces five-year warranty

We have been to the launch of the 12th generation Toyota Corolla which is nearly all new and is offering a hybrid option on all models. We talk to Toyota Vice President Sean Hanley about what he thought of hybrids when they were first released and how far have they come now.

And Brian Smith, and I have a chat about transport situation in the City of Perth.


Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Now to begin the program let’s have the news.
Outro
And this has been overdrive
My thanks to Brian Smith, David Campbell, Paul Steely WHIte and Paul Just for their great help during the program.
Overdrive can be heard across Australia on the Community Radio network.
You can listen to longer segments by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
I’m David Brown
Thanks for listening
Originally broadcast 11 August 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-2 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/483523323 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:35:41 +0000 00:27:53 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that considers all aspects of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull to join Renault 2. Audi is testing 5G product… Toyota,Corolla,Hatchback,Hybrid,Sean Hanley,David Brown,Overdrive,Driven Media,Perth,Brian Smith
Overdrive: Touring in Kia Sportage; new Mini's connectivity; Private tunnels - the new transport? I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. 2018 car sales get the staggers
2. Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite
3. Toyota supports hydrogen-powered autonomous boat
4. BMW group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for mini electric vehicles in china
5. The future will be dockless: could a city really run on 'floating transport'?
6. Rolls-Royce motor cars announces strong half-year sales and investment boost

We toured around the rural regions outside Canberra in a new Kia that, like all their cars, they have tuned for our local conditions. We review the experience
And Alan Zurvas brings us up-to-date on the latest mini and its connectivity.
And Brian Smith , and I take a jovial look at some unusual stories of the day including
1. A new Elon Musk? Man had network of tunnels beneath home
2. Blind Pedestrians Sue the City to Improve Crosswalk Safety
3. Man who died saving kids from careening car had dark hit & run secret

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Now to begin the program let’s have the news.

Originally broadcast 14 July 2018.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-touring-in-kia-sportage-new-minis-connectivity-private-tunnels-the-new-transport tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/472284888 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:13:28 +0000 00:27:56 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that ponders the purpose of cars and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. 2018 car sales get the staggers 2. Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tari… Kia,Sportage,BMW,Mini,Tesla,Toyota,Rolls-Royce,Rolls Royce,Elon Musk,Great Wall,Overdrive,David Brown
Overdrive: Should public transport be free?; Tesla Ute; Electric boat record; Road rage to the grave I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including:
1. Tesla Ute
2. Porsche smashes all-time Nurburgring record - with onboard video
3. Where 3 Million Electric Vehicle Batteries Will Go When They Retire
4. Not exactly top fuel: electric cars come to top-level drag racing
5. 2018 Press Kit: Jaguar XE SV Project 8
6. Smart, connected Jaguar and Land Rover cars testing on ‘connected corridor’

We have a chat with Brian smith about whether it is a good idea to make public transport free as is being trailed in Europe – the answer is not straight forward. And we cover a few more quirky stories.
And talking of quirky, Errol Smith, and I take a chucklesome stories of the day including taking up an issue we raised a few weeks ago about Hyundai s[ponsoring the soccer.

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Now to begin the program let’s have the news.

Originally broadcast 7 July 2018]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-should-public-transport-be-free-tesla-ute-electric-boat-record-road-rage-to-the-grave tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/468019263 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 07:44:47 +0000 00:27:58 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that practices what it preaches, most of the time, on the subject of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including: 1. Tesla Ute 2. Porsche smashe… Free public transport,Jaguar,Vector,Electric,World record,Tesla,Ute,Marine Corp,David Brown,Overdrive,Driven Media
Overdrive Program: Autonomous cars for rural roads; Will Hagon goes Alvis; Royal Wedding cars I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. MIT's new self-driving car navigates without road markings
2. Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging
3. Despite government efforts, keyless ignitions linked to carbon monoxide deaths
4. Elon Musk envisions $1 rides to use Boring Company tunnels
5. Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run
6. China reduces import duties on cars

We have a lovely chat with motoring commentator Will Hagon about the early history the imaginative, ingenious car company Alvis that started in 1919.
And Brian Smith and Errol Smith and I take a merry, look at some unusual stories of the day including
7. Royal wedding cars
8. Drunk mower driver arrested after cutting someone else’s grass]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-autonomous-cars-for-rural-roads-will-hagon-goes-alvis-royal-wedding-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/457805193 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:38:20 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the factors affecting our attitude and actions to motoring and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. MIT's new self-driving car navigates withou… MIT,rural roads,Autonomous cars,Keyless ingitions,Airflow,Import duties,Shell,Will Hagon
Overdrive: Toyota says "no more boring cars"; Suzuki Ingis test; Reviving Canals for transport
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. NHTSA Confirms Newer Cars Much Safer Than Older Ones
2. Crashes caused by idiots, not speedsters, says road safety advocate
3. New law to tackle electric cars’ silent menace to pedestrians
4. Uber CEO says its self-driving car tests will start up again 'in a few months'
5. Elon Musk says LA-area test tunnel almost complete
6. Tesla Model X sets record by towing Boeing Dreamliner

I attended a session with Toyota’s chief designers from California, heard about the corporate edict that Toyota had to stop making boring cars and got to have a play with a clay model. They are skilled in design, but the exercise clearly showed that I am not.
We road test the cute Suzuki Ignis SUV. A four-wheel drive it is not.
And Brian Smith and I take a cheerful look at some unusual stories of the day including
1. Seeking to revive an ancient transport network in the UK
2. Vandals behead 1,000 parking meters
3.
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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-toyota-says-its-doesnt-want-boring-cars-suzuki-ingis-reviving-canals-for-transport tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/457792452 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:03:34 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program that tries to spread the word about trains, planes and automobiles. And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. NHTSA Confirms Newer Cars Much Safer Than Older Ones 2. Crashes caused by idiots, not… Silent cars,Road Safety,Uber,Elon Musk,Tunnel,Tesla,Toyota,Design,Suzuki,Ignis,Canals,Overdrive
Overdrive: Uber fatality update; Classic Mini; Hot Maserati; The future is the scooter I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now
2. Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash
3. Mercedes-Benz launches Flexperience car subscription service in Germany
4. Bentley's upcoming electric car may be a four-door coupe

We reflect on a few other issues about at the moment including:

1. Classic Mini Electric: first drive of one-off EV
2. New look Infiniti qx80 designed to entice
3. World premiere for 590 bhp Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 new york international auto SHOW
4. Electrifying escapism: genesis reveals Essentia concept at new york international auto show
5. Reimagined 2019 Kia k900 makes global debut at New York auto show
6. Fresh-faced 2019 Sedona (carnival) makes appearance at the New York international auto show
7. 2019 Corvette ZR1 specs confirmed, including 0-60 mph time of 2.85 seconds

And in our panel discussion with we take a look at some quirky news stories that can briefly divert us away from the negative stories in the main stream press.
1. I Have Seen the Future of Urbanism and It's a Scooter
2. Brabham teases BT62 with high-speed video
3. Woman who said she had ‘safe personality’ charged with road rage gun attack

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/180407-overdrive-program-for-podcast tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/426075060 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:46:25 +0000 00:27:51 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we never let facts get in the way of a good argument about motoring and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development,… Autonomous,Toyota,Uber ,Infiniti,Maserati,Levante,Trofeo,KIa,COrvette,Scooter,Essentia,Genesis
Overdrive: predicting the future; Uber fatality; Other ways to get a Mercedes I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now
2. Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash
3. Mercedes-Benz launches Flexperience car subscription service in Germany
4. Bentley's upcoming electric car may be a four-door coupe

Brian Smith and Errol smith join us for the whole program to discuss a couple of serious issues:
• Predicting the future and what it means for managing transport options and fleet departments;
• Uber’s autonomous car has been involved in a fatality – how will it change our progression to fully autonomous vehicles
And in our panel discussion with we take a look in good spirits at some quirky news stories.
• This Cool Trick From The Car Industry Could Make Bacon Less Carcinogenic
• Car thief calls owner for help driving it
• Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-fatality-predicting-the-future tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/423603111 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:28:10 +0000 00:27:53 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that pontificates on the issues of motoring and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now 2. Police chief: Uber s… Toyota,Uber,Fatality,Flexperience,Bentley,Electric Car,Future,Bacon,David Brown,Overdrive,Driven Media
Overdrive: GM Self Driving Cruise AV; Lamborghini Urus; Geneva Motor Show
We talk Kristofer Hansén, Scania’s Head of Styling and Industrial Design.

We reflect on the Lamborghini SUV - the Urus.

And a quirky discussion of odd cars from the Geneva motor show.

Originally broadcast 24th March 2018.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-gm-self-driving-cruise-av-lamborghini-urus-geneva-motor-show tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/418089952 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no News including the no-steering-wheel GM Cruise AV, talking traffic lights, Uber buttering up the Brits, Mapping apps and EU's free train travel trial. We talk Kristofer Hansén, Scania’s Head of Styling and Industrial Design. We reflect on the Lamborgh… Podcast,Uber,Maps,EU,Scania,Lamboghini Urus,GenevaMotorShow
Overdrive: Electric cars, Scania trucks, Weird cars from Geneva Motor Show I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. Greens push for electric only cars on Australian roads by 2030
2. Mercedes overtakes Toyota as most valuable car brand in influential study
3. Uber already using self-driving trucks
4. Australia hosts the first ever Maserati global gathering
5. Ford Mustang to get dragstrip mode
6. Brabham BT62 name and engine note revealed in new clip from Brabham automotive

We have a range of fascinating comments about the trucking industry rom the revealing of the new range of Scania trucks. Road freight has come a long way from the cowboy image and is embracing many community issues
And in our panel discussion with Alan Zurvas we take a witty look at some quirky cars that were shown at the Geneva motor show.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-electric-cars-scania-trucks-weird-cars-from-geneva-motor-show tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/414986445 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:55:56 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that probes the issues of motoring and transport I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. Greens push for electric only cars on Australian roads by 2030 2. Mercedes overtakes Toyota… The Greens,Mercedes,Toyota,Uber,Maserati,Mustang,Brabham,Scania,Geneva Motor SHow,David BRown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Jaguar I-Pace, BMW X3, Mercedes E400, Car Memorabilia I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: Brits put Tesla on alert
2. California's new rules turn self-driving cars into remotely operated, road-going drones
3. Tesla’s new ‘light-years ahead’ navigation and maps engine is ‘almost done’, says Elon Musk
4. Trump admin passes rule requiring sounds in 'quiet cars' by 2020
5. Nearly a third of Uber drivers are actually losing money, study shows

I reflect on the size of some information screens in cars and what sort of information can we get. I have just got to drive the BMW X3 SUV and the information systems and its ability to inform is a good example of how this area of vehicles is improving.
We road test the Mercedes E400 Cabriolet – Elegant motoring
And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith and Brian Smith we take a chirpy look at some quirky news stories including:
1. You can now buy James Bond's personal Aston Martin/The mini bike from "Dumb and Dumber" is up for sale/ Car on which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano is for sale, mid-restoration (it's a Morris Marina)
2. Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?
3. Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie will have actual moon dust in the paint]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-jaguar-i-pace-bmw-x3-mercedes-e400-car-memorabilia tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/414982887 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:33:33 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we wander through the world of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace revealed: Brits put Tesla on alert 2. California's new rules… Jaguar,I-Pace,BMW X3,Mercedes,E400,Cabriolet,James Bond,Aston Martin,Jeremy Clarkson,Tesla,Valkyrie,Overdrive
Overdrive: Airbag recall; Nissan GT-R Nismo Road Test; Mullet Motoring
We discuss the Takata airbag recall in detail and the expanding Volkswagen diesel-gate court cases.

We road test iconic Nissan GT-R Nismo.

And quirky stories including the mullet fest in Kurri Kurri.

Originally broadcast 3rd March 2018.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-airbag-recall-nissan-gt-r-nismo-road-test-mullet-motoring tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/409407669 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:50 David Brown no News including the Takata 4 million+ airbag recall, China takes a bite of Daimler, speed humps on bicycle paths and facial recognition on public transport. We discuss the Takata airbag recall in detail and the expanding Volkswagen diesel-gate court cas… Podcast,Nissan,GT-R,Nismo,Recall,Airbag,DieselGate,Mullet
Overdrive: Buses don't fit stops; Nissan 370 Z; A glorious retro; Passion in cars I’m David Brown
And in this program, we look at news stories with including:
1. New super-sized $15 million bus fleet won't fit in bus stops
2. Cycling groups outraged at WA Road Safety videos depicting riders as 'losers'
3. German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution
4. Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say
5. New supercabs to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways
6. Land rover celebrates year of the dog with canine friends

We hear from a young lady who is a transport planner who travelled to Canada to research some aspects of her profession including how traffic engineering can move into modern world of technology and more professional women.
Alan Zurvas road test the Nissan 370z with the Nissan Motor Sport Nismo make over. Is it worth the effort
And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith and Brian Smith we take a happy-go-lucky look at some quirky news stories including:
• David Brown Auto bringing high-performance GT to Geneva
• Is the modern car a passion-killer?
• Chinas last steam train
Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-buses-dont-fit-stops-nissan-370-z tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/403928667 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:54:58 +0000 00:27:52 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous. I’m David Brown And in this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. New super-sized $15 million bus fleet won't fit in bus… Nissan,3070 Z,Sam Linke,Jacobs,Bus,Bus Stops,high-capacity,Brisbane City Council,AITPM,Road Safety,Bicycles,Drones
Overdrive: Car Super Bowl Ads; CBD designed for autonomous cars 1. New Queensland CBD designed for driverless cars
2. Holden sells on line
3. Tesla reveals 2017 financial results, records near $2B loss
4. Intelligent road studs to improve road safety
5. 2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time
6. Modular footpath for London trial

We dedicate the remaining part of the program to a critique of the car ads that were specially developed to play during the broadcast of the 2018 American Super Bowl. Brian Smith and Errol Smith give their perceptive, witty and at times cynical comments. Ads to be reviewed include
The good where Vikings are portrayed using a Ram Pickup to tow their boat
The bad – Jeep proclaims the great impact their vehicles have had by showing excessive freeways and diving through environmentally sensitive areas
And the ugly. Using Martin Luther King’s voice and words from one of his great great speeches to flog (as in sell) pickup trucks.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-super-bowl-ads-cbd-designed-for-autonomous-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/400911132 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:38:57 +0000 00:28:06 David Brown no In this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. New Queensland CBD designed for driverless cars 2. Holden sells on line 3. Tesla reveals 2017 financial results, records near $2B loss 4. Intelligent road studs to improve road safety 5. 2018 F… David Brown,Driven Media,Super Bowl,Car Ads,Maroochydore,modular footpath,intelligent roade studs,HIndhead Tunnel,Switch Island,Autonomous,Fiat 500,Tesla
Overdrive: Commodore crash test; Golf Original; Kia Picanto; Quirky news 1. New Holden Commodore Crash tested
2. Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors
3. UK Government to punish emissions cheat devices with 'unlimited' fines
4. Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars
5. Tesla Model S racing is now a real thing, approved by FIA sanctioning body

We have a first drive on the Volkswagen Original. It is a new model but it keeps a sense of engagement with the vehicle that harks back to earlier motoring times.

We Road Test the Kia Picanto.

And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith and Brian Smith we take an effervescent look at stories including:
1. Oregon residents freaking out about pumping their own petrol now that self service is being allowed.
2. Nissan working on mind-reading cars
3. Man painted his own road marking to get a quicker trip to work
4. GM’s self-driving car won’t have steering wheel or pedals

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-commodore-crash-test-golf-original-kia-picanto-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/398096541 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:36:49 +0000 00:28:00 David Brown no In this program, we look at news stories with including: 1. New Holden Commodore Crash tested 2. Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors 3. UK Government to punish emissions cheat devices with 'unlimited' fines 4. Dealers start… Volkswagen,VW,Golf,GTI,Original,David,Brown,Driven,Media
Overdrive: Old vehicles costing us; Renault Megane GT Wagon Road Test; Quirky News
We ask if trucks can show us how car safety should be done - or is it the other way round?

We road test a fast family ferrier, the Renault Megane GT Wagon and the more sedate but still just as French 'Intens" Sedan version.

And quirky stories including how Oregon's drivers just can't get used to pumping their own gas, Nissan's mind reading car and DIY road markings.

Originally broadcast 3rd February 2018.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-old-vehicles-costing-us-renault-megane-gt-wagon-road-test-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/396293973 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:00:00 +0000 00:28:20 David Brown no News including GM sued for autonomous vehicle collision, cars that detect emotions and how Australia's old vehicle fleet is costing both lives and money. We ask if trucks can show us how car safety should be done - or is it the other way round? We roa… Podcast,Autonomous,OldCars,Trucks,Renault,Megane,GT,RoadTest,Quirky
Overdrive: V8 RWD Cop Cars; Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test; LA Motor Show Oddities
We discuss autonomous vehicles and dispel some of the myths and hype with Les Carter from MR Cagney.

We road test the Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, a large 7 seater SUV aimed more at the family car buyer than the serious off-roader.

And quirky stories including Ford's robot bum and unusual cars from the LA motor show.

Originally broadcast 16th December 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-v8-rwd-cop-cars-hyundai-santa-fe-road-test-la-motor-show-oddities tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/372933905 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:54 David Brown no News including the NSW police to stick with V8 RWD cars - this time it's a US made one, VW recalls more vehicles for emissions breaches, SAAB lives on - sort of, Tesla's truck gets more pre-orders, and Volvo's XC60 gets Japan's car of the year gong - ju… Podcast,V8,SAAB,VW,Autonomous,Hyundai,SantaFe,SUV,RoadTest
Overdrive: November Car Sales; Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Road Test; Tokyo Motor Shows Weird Cars
We road test Toyota's very capable large 4WD SUV, the Land Cruiser Prado.

And we take we take a light-hearted look at the weird cars from the Tokyo motor show including the "Toyota auto body wonder capsule" - yes that's really what it's called.

Originally broadcast 9th December 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-november-car-sales-toyota-land-cruiser-prado-road-test-tokyo-motor-shows-weird-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/369224576 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:44 David Brown no News including car sales for November, Mazda's Australian rise, Toyota's Hydrogen plant, London's new black cabs, WA's cyclist laws. We road test Toyota's very capable large 4WD SUV, the Land Cruiser Prado. And we take we take a light-hearted look at… Podcast,CarSales,Toyota,Prado,LandCruiser,Weird,Tokyo
Overdrive: Uber in trouble; The future of how we get around; Lexus NX300 Road Test; NASCAR declines
We discuss a report on the future of how we get around "New mobility now, a practical guide".

We road test one of Lexus' best selling vehicles, the mid-size Lexus NX300 F-Sport SUV.

And some humorous motoring & transport stories including getting angry with an ambulance, the US Navy vandalises the sky, the decline of good old boys racing in the USA and what it means for our V8 racing.

Originally broadcast 2nd December 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-in-trouble-the-future-of-how-we-get-around-lexus-nx300-road-test-nascar-declines tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/369212924 Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:59 David Brown no News including a data breach by Uber, a new biofuel production system, the decline of "Big Oil", Tesla's new competitor, and what the NBN has to do with transport infrastructure. We discuss a report on the future of how we get around "New mobility now,… Podcast,Lexus,NX300,Uber,Transport,Quirky,NASCAR
Overdrive: Toll road freebies; New Toyota Camry; Honda CRV Road Test; Beer Bikes Ban
We discuss the launch of Toyota's new Camry - check our website for a video review.

We road test the Honda CRV – one of the first compact SUVs on the market and now into it’s fifth generation.

And we take we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
Virgin trains prizes for travel, drunk drive-thru, beer bikes ban. predicting the future of transport, and what your street name says about you.

Originally broadcast 25th November 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-toll-road-freebies-new-toyota-camry-honda-crv-road-test-beer-bikes-ban tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/361042157 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no News including Sydney toll road users get freebies, Uber buys some Volvos while Google works on competition, drag racing safety concerns, Tesla's new toys, Japan rail apologies, NZ cops get musical. We discuss the launch of Toyota's new Camry - check o… Podcast,News,Toyota,Camry,Honda,CRV,Virgin,Beer,Bikes
Overdrive: New Ford Territory; Honda CRV Road Test; There's a Bear in there
We road test the Honda CRV – one of the first compact SUVs on the market and now into it’s fifth generation.

And we take we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
Choosing the sound of your otherwise quiet electric car, what Whisky has to do with bicycle frames, and a bear goes for a drive in Colorado.

Originally broadcast 18th November 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-new-ford-territory-honda-crv-road-test-theres-a-bear-in-there tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/358236011 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:58 David Brown no News including Ford’s replacement for the Terrritory SUV, the lifespan of the new Holden Commodore, China’s takeover of a flying car company, Uber’s big investment and plans for flying cars in LA, and the new McLaren road-legal rocket. We road test th… Podcast,Honda,CRV,RoadTest,Ford,Territory,Uber,Whisky,Bears
Overdrive: Speeding fines; SAIC LDV T60 Road Test; Chatting with your car; Quirky stories
We review the SAIC LDV T60 dual-cab ute after attending the launch in Bathurst - a lot of ute for not a lot of money.

We chat about what it might be like to converse with your car, with Toyota's Yui AI in-car assistant.

And we take a humorous look about what one airline fan built in his men's shed, buying a street and how an airline created a first-world-problem around what drink it serves.

Originally broadcast 11th November 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-speeding-fines-saic-ldv-t60-road-test-chatting-with-your-car-quirky-stories tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/358219811 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:45 David Brown no News including which states gets the most speeding fines (it's more revenue than you might think), the new Commodore, solar challenge results, Google works with VW, Renault Alpine makes a comeback and well, Trump. We review the SAIC LDV T60 dual-cab ut… Podcast,SpeedingFines,Commodore,SAIC,LDV,T60,RoadTest,AI
Overdrive: NRMA's electric chargers; Subaru WRX Road Test; Reflections on Holden in Aus
We road test the Subaru WRX - is it still the hero car of the youth?

And we take a reflective look on the life & times of Holden in Australia.

Originally broadcast 28th October 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nrmas-electric-chargers-subaru-wrx-road-test-reflections-on-holden-in-aus tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/349089918 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:58 David Brown no News including NRMA's electric car charging stations, passenger safety, FIAT/Chrysler RHD future, GM follows Ford towards SUVs, Toyota hydrogen concepts and electric motorcycles go the distance. We road test the Subaru WRX - is it still the hero car of… Podcast,Subaru,WRX,Holden,RoadTest
Overdrive: Fords Business Plan; Hyundai Kona SUV; Bathurst 1000; Jamie Olivers Custom SUV
We attend the launch of the Hyundai Kona small SUV.

We discuss how a dedicated revhead should watch the Bathurst 1000.

And in our quirky news segment we discuss Jamie Oliver's custom Land Rover portable kitchen, and how it compares to the first kitchen on wheels - the VW Kombi.

Originally broadcast 14th October 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-fords-business-plan-hyundai-kona-suv-bathurst-1000-jamie-olivers-custom-suv tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/347113657 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no News including Ford's new business plan, Boeing's self-driving planes, Tesla's woes and the Mercedes X class. We attend the launch of the Hyundai Kona small SUV. We discuss how a dedicated revhead should watch the Bathurst 1000. And in our quirky new… Podcast,Hyundai,Kona,SUV,Bathurst1000
Overdrive: Aussie cars end; Sydney Transport History; Ford Transit Custom test; Electric E-Type Jag
A history piece on how transport shaped Sydney from the very beginning.

We road test the Ford Transit Custom Van "now with 6-speed auto".

And we take a light hearted look at Jaguar's E-type electric conversion - success or sacrilege?

Originally broadcast 7th October 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-aussie-cars-end-sydney-transport-history-ford-transit-custom-test-electric-e-type-jag tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/347112104 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no News including the end of the Aussie car with Toyota & Holden's factory closures, Saudi women now able to drive, JD Power vehicle survey results, Lotus joins Volvo and more trouble for VW. A history piece on how transport shaped Sydney from the very be… Podcast,Ford,Transit,Jaguar,Sydney,E-Type,Electric,Holden,Toyota
Overdrive: Uber London ban; Dyson cars; Toyota 86 GT road test; Trolley Circles
We ponder what the cars made by Dyson (better known for vacuum cleaners) will be like.

We road test the Toyota 86 GT. The back seats are mostly useless but it's so fun to drive who cares?

And in our quirky news segment we find out the car park equivalent of a crop circle, London's "Day of Moaning" and what people leave behind at airports.

Originally broadcast 30th September 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-london-ban-dyson-cars-toyota-86-gt-road-test-trolley-circles tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/347107529 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no News including Uber blocked in London and how self driving car technology is being stalled by Trump. We ponder what the cars made by Dyson (better known for vacuum cleaners) will be like. We road test the Toyota 86 GT. The back seats are mostly useles… Podcast,Uber,Dyson,Toyota,86,GT,Quirky,Shoppingtrolleys
Overdrive: Nissan sales record; Kia Stinger launch; Electrified E-Type Jag
We discuss the launch of the Kia Stinger - a large rear wheel drive sedan, tuning for Australian roads and other topics.

And we take a sideways reflection on things from the past with a modern twist - electrifying an old E-type jag - science or sacrilege?

Originally broadcast 23rd September 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-nissan-sales-record-kia-stinger-launch-electrified-e-type-jag tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/357903989 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:58 David Brown no News including Nissan hits the 150million vehicle mark, Ford hooks up with India on EVs, stopping people drive-texting, Toronto plays with red light cameras, and flying maybe not as safe as you think. We discuss the launch of the Kia Stinger - a large… Podcast,Nissan,Kia,Stinger,Jaguar,E-Type
Overdrive: August Car Sales, Ford Pizza; Liveable Cities; Car dobs in driver
Planning liveable cities with and without cars, but what kind of car?

And quirky news with cars dobbing in their drivers, Mermaids giving driving directions and Burger King creates a road hazard.

Originally broadcast 16th September 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-august-car-sales-ford-pizza-liveable-cities-car-dobs-in-driver tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/357868193 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no News including August car sales figures, big brother watching your car, electric Jags coming, Ford's pizza delivery system, and how screen time messes with in-car bonding. Planning liveable cities with and without cars, but what kind of car? And quirk… Podcast,Sales,Jaguar,Ford,Pizza,LiveableCities,Mermaids
Overdrive: News; An Aussie races the American rich - and wins; Lego F1 car I’m David Brown
And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories with David Campbell including:
1. Chinese carmaker Great Wall looks at bidding for Fiat Chrysler
2. Tesla plans for 'long-haul' electric truck
3. Drones to be trialed in New York for traffic and parking monitoring
4. One-of-a-kind Ferrari found in a barn
5. Rolls-Royce is the most popular brand in music
We have an interview with an Aussie who went to the famous Laguna Seca Race Circuit in California for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where he raced against the might of America’s historic racing fraternity and won his class. One of the cars racing there was worth $68 million. Not his.
And in our discussion session with Errol Smith we take a breezy look at some quirky news stories including:

1. Chinese firm Alibaba to open a 'car vending machine' next year (follows on from similar one we covered in Singapore)
2. It took 350,000 Lego bricks to make this F1 Ferrari race car
3. Rolls-Royce is the most popular brand in music
Originally aired on 9 September 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-an-aussie-races-the-american-rich-and-wins-lego-f1-car tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/344075343 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at a range of different ways we get around, from cars, buses, trains and planes. I’m David Brown And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories with David Campbell including: 1. Chine… Alibaba,Lego,F1,Ferrari,Rolls-Royce,Tesla,Great Wall,Ron Goodman,Porsche,Laguna Seca,Rolex,Motorsports Reunion
Overdrive: New VW Kombi; Subaru Outback in snow; Windscreen art, Fairies
We discuss driving in the snow, this time in a Subaru Outback.

Some discussions from a recent motoring & transport conference.

And we take a light hearted look at stories including a car windscreen artist dubbed the "da Vinci of Dirt" and how Fairies are messing with Irish roads.

Originally broadcast 2nd September 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-new-vw-kombi-subaru-outback-in-snow-windscreen-art-fairies tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/357862763 Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no News including VW reinventing the Kombi, thinner pillars, self driving car rules, Spotify helps driving teens stay safe, easy electric car charging, and wood makes a comeback in cars. We discuss driving in the snow, this time in a Subaru Outback. Some… Podcast,VW,Kombi,Spotify,Subaru,Outback,Snow,Fairies
Overdrive: Fiat-Chrysler Self-Driving Cars; Subaru XV Road Test; Mustang GT Exhaust, Tesla Toys
Vale Gary O'Callaghan.

We road test the Subaru XV compact SUV which is selling well.

And some light-hearted stories including fuel economy of the latest Bugatti Chyron, the Ford Mustang GT's fancy exhaust and what toys you'll find in the latest Tesla car.

Originally broadcast 26th August 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-fiat-chrysler-self-driving-cars-subaru-xv-road-test-mustang-gt-exhaust-tesla-toys tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/356093906 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no News including FIAT/Chrysler joins BMW to create self-driving cars, Hyundai's Genesis models delayed - again but fuel cells still coming, GM's $5k tiny electric car, and Mercedes Maybach cabriolet concept. Vale Gary O'Callaghan. We road test the Subar… Podcast,Subaru,XV,Bugatti,Chyron,Ford,Mustang,Tesla
Overdrive: New Holdens, Britain's EV-only plan, Car Vending Machine; AITPM conference feature
And we have several features from the annual AITPM (Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management) national conference in Melbourne.

Originally broadcast 19th August 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-new-holdens-britains-ev-only-plan-car-vending-machine-aitpm-conference-feature tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/356077574 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:25 David Brown no News including new models from Holden replacing the Captiva, Britain to ban petrol & electric vehicles from 2040, VW's cash for klunkers program, BMW's Mini Oxford Edition - only for students, China's Alibaba car vending machine. And we have several fe… Podcast,Holden,VW,BMW,Mini,VendingMachine,AITPM,Conference
Overdrive: BMW seeks foreign money; VACC report; Infiniti Q60 Road Test; Bugatti Fuel Economy
We discuss a major report on the car industry released by the VACC.

We road test the Infiniti Q60 2 door coupe

And we take a lighthearted look at stories including hackable car washes, cheeky lost property on London's transport, and the fuel economy of the latest Bugatti - it's better, but does it matter?

Originally broadcast 12th August 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-bmw-seeks-foreign-money-vacc-report-infiniti-q60-road-test-bugatti-fuel-economy tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/356071667 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no News including BMW wants foreign money for German transport fund, US CAFE requirements, tricking driver-less cars, neighbourhood says no to bike sharing, and Daimler invests in flying cars. We discuss a major report on the car industry released by the… Podcast,BMW,Daimler,VACC,Infiniti,Q60,Bugatti
Overdrive: News: July Car Sales Figures; Implanted Opal Card • Car sales figures for July
• Ford's bus service that isn't

We have chat with Lewis Williamson from England on how we are modelling traffic to try and shape our cities

We have a couple of reflections on the planning of our cities from a recent forum.

And we take a jolly look at stories including:
• A Sydney man has his Opal card implanted in his hand to make catching public transport easier
• "Lucky" coins thrown into plane engine

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au

Originally aired on 5th August 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-rolls-royce-image-naming-transport-vehicles-lego-gear-box-1 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/336553723 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:07:08 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: • Car sales figures for July • Ford's bus service that isn't We have chat with Lewis Williamson from England on how we are modelling traffic to try and shape our cities We have a co… Cars,Road,test,News,Quirky,Rolls,Royce,David,Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Rolls Royce image; Naming transport vehicles; Lego Gear box
We take a look at the latest news stories including:
• EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report
• Chinese tech giant Baidu taps Microsoft to expand development of self-driving cars
• Start-up electric car company Lucid Motors is looking for buyers: is it Faraday Future 2.0?
• Automakers rally to kill proposed border tax
• 'It's shocking': Victoria's worrying culture of aggressive driving

We have a lovely chat about Rolls Royce’s image. Are they trying to cover more than just the elite?

And we look at the Darwin experience of driverless buses with drivers still on board. If they are not driving what useful things can they do?

We have a couple of reflections on the planning of our cities from a recent forum.

And in our panel discussion we take a jolly look at stories including:
• A working 6-speed gearbox made of LEGO
• TrainyMcTrainface: New train in Sweden named as 'revenge for BoatyMcBoatface'

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au

Originally aired on 29 July 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-rolls-royce-image-naming-transport-vehicles-lego-gear-box tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/335207745 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:48:45 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Dieselgate collusion? What can a driver do in an autonomous bus? We take a look at the latest news stories including: • EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report • Chinese tech giant Baidu taps Microsoft to expand… Cars,Road,test,News,Quirky,Rolls,Royce,Lego,BoatyMcBoatface,David,Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Rolls Royce EVs; Evolution of the Motorcar through Photography; Flying Cars, Tesla Trucks • Rolls Royce skips hybrids to go straight to EVs
• VW's pricing for it's electric hatch
• Honda's mystery engine
• Land Rover's new Ranger Rover
• Mercedes Benz X-class
• Crowd-sourcing maps for self driving cars

We discuss the evolution of the motor car through a photography exhibition covering the history and glamour over the years.

And we discuss some quirky stories including flying cars, a digital archive of London's transport, and Tesla's electric trucks.

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au

Originally aired on 22 July 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-rolls-royce-evs-evolution-of-the-motorcar-through-photography-flying-cars-tesla-trucks tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/356066984 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: • Rolls Royce skips hybrids to go straight to EVs • VW's pricing for it's electric hatch • Honda's mystery engine • Land Rover's new Ranger Rover • Mercedes Benz X-class • Crowd-sourc… Podcast,RollsRoyce,Photography,Moller,FlyingCar
Overdrive: Why people tailgate; Audi Q5 and SQ5 tested; Centralized swarm control • Protecting Infrastructure Corridors
• Detecting distracted drivers
• Why people tailgate
• Sydney or Melbourne – who’s congestion is worse?
• Formula E – Audi joins electric motor racing
• Alleviating weekend traffic congestion

We drive the second generation Audi Q5 and hot SQ5 cross-country, and discuss their very clever upgrade to their all-wheel drive system.

And in our quirky news segment we take a look at:
• What centralized swam control can do for autonomous cars.
• How London is helping claustrophobics get around

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Originally aired on 15th July 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-why-people-tailgate-audi-q5-and-sq5-tested-centralized-swarm-control tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/346330090 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no In this program we take a look at the latest news stories including: • Protecting Infrastructure Corridors • Detecting distracted drivers • Why people tailgate • Sydney or Melbourne – who’s congestion is worse? • Formula E – Audi joins electric motor ra… Podcast,Audi,Q5,SQ5,RoadTest,Tailgating,Swarm
Overdrive: Road safety; Audi Q5 and AWD, Banning robot deliveries • European Road Safety Awards
• Autonomous police vehicles – it’s the onboard technology that is the most interesting
• Identifying behaviours not just counting numbers
• Sustainable transport projects
• Integrating data into a real-time picture
• London Mayor’s Transport plan

We have a couple of stories from Audi - the first is the launch of their second generation Q5 and SQ5 medium size SUV and the second is a very clever upgrade to their all-wheel drive system.

And we take a happy look at stories including how San Francisco is looking to ban delivery robots on streets

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Originally aired on 8th July 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-road-safety-audi-q5-and-awd-banning-robot-deliveries tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/332202904 Sat, 08 Jul 2017 05:01:15 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no We take a look at the latest news stories including: • European Road Safety Awards • Autonomous police vehicles – it’s the onboard technology that is the most interesting • Identifying behaviours not just counting numbers • Sustainable transport proje… Cars,Road,test,News,Quirky,Audi,Robot,David,Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Connecting Brisbane, Audi S4 Road Test; A bus by any other name • A new plan for Connecting Brisbane
• Managing shared bikes without docking stations
• Serving the Super Bowl – public credibility and the autonomous bus
• Searching the World for your stolen bike
• Barriers against rogue vehicles
• 200th anniversary of the bike – coping with technological change.
• The 30-year plan for greater Adelaide – does it consider new technology?

We talk to Lenore Fletcher the General Manager Corporate Communications from BMW who has some fighting words about how far behind Australia is in encouraging alternative fuels

We road test the Audi S4 Avant. What a rocket!

We also talk to Brian Smith about a fantastic new ride sharing scheme which turns out to be a bus.

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Originally aired on 01 July 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrivenews-connecting-brisbane-audi-s4-and-a-bus-by-any-other-name tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/332203871 Sat, 01 Jul 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: • A new plan for Connecting Brisbane • Managing shared bikes without docking stations • Serving the Super Bowl – public credibility and the autonomous bus • Searching the World for… Cars,Road,test,News,Quirky,BMW,Audi,David,Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Car road use pricing; Mercedes “Me” store; Subaru XV 1. New Zealand government launches Smarter Transport Pricing project
2. Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?
3. Ford to open new Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London
4. As Uber burns, Lyft promises to meet Paris climate commitments
5. Hybrid thermal camera for transport industry applications

We talk to David McCarthy from Mercedes Benz about their upcoming “Me” store whatever that is.

We talk to the Managing Director of Subaru about their new XV small SUV.

And we take a cheerful, look at stories including:
1. You Won’t Believe What This Guy Does with a Thermal Camera – Thermal cameras – Can they pick up a fart
2. China's oversupply of shared bikes creating piles of broken, unused bicycles on city streets (amazing photos of unintended consequence)

Originally aired on 24th June 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-car-road-use-pricing-mercedes-me-store-subaru-xv tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/329616137 Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. New Zealand government launches Smarter Transport Pricing project 2. Should Doncaster BRT be a priority? 3. Ford to open new Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London 4. As Uber b… Cars,MercedesBenz,Subaru,Quirky,David,Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Hammond's Car, Anniversary of the Bicycle; Honda Odyssey road test; Future cars 1. Richard Hammond’s Crash – tell me about the car!
2. Parking Space Goes for $664,000 in Hong Kong
3. Local pollution is a big issue for transport
4. 200th anniversary of the bicycle
We chat to resident Overdrive artists Dean Oliver about the sad passing away of Nick Munting and the time we travelled to New Caledonia to watch a car rally.
We road test the Honda Odyssey people mover - is it function and fashion in one vehicle?
And in our panel discussion we ask just how we might judge a car in the future?

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Originally aired on 17th June 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-hammonds-car-honda-odyssey-road-test-future-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/328337156 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. Richard Hammond’s Crash – tell me about the car! 2. Parking Space Goes for $664,000 in Hong Kong 3. Local pollution is a big issue for transport 4. 200th anniversar… Podcast #Honda #Odyssey #Bicycle #NickMunting
Overdrive: BMW, Car Data, Driverless cars; Mercedes’ Electric cars; Ford Focus; Toyota’s torch 1. BMW launches car data unit
2. Car Sales
3. New car purchases are more efficient on average but consumer preferences are changing according to a report released by the National Transport Commission.
4. UK's Venturer driverless car project publishes results of first 'handover/takeover' trials
5. Toyota expands safety research for self-drive

Mercedes Benz is not a member of the Australian Electric Vehicle Council just yet but they are going hammer and tongs on electric car development. And they have some advice to the Federal Government for free. We talk to their David McCarthy.

We road test the pocket rocket Ford Focus RS

And in our panel discussion with Alan Zurvas we take merry look at stories including:
1. Toyota is hoping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Torch will be lit from its flying car
2. ‘Nines-with-light’: Behind the making of theDodge Demon

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Originally aired on 10 June 2017.

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https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-bmw-car-data-driverless-cars-mercedes-electric-cars-ford-focus-toyotas-torch tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/327235284 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:29:53 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. BMW launches car data unit 2. Car Sales 3. New car purchases are more efficient on average but consumer preferences are changing according to a report released by the National Tran… Cars,Mercedes,Benz,David,McCarthy,Electric,Plug,in,Hybrid,Battery,Fuel,cell
Overdrive: More horse power; Motorcyclist deaths; Good urban design; Honda Jazz; Personal Plates
Our feature interview with Jonathan Daily on the best urban design for transport.

We road test the Honda Jazz, a popular car in the light car class.

And quirky news including why people spend so much money for the right license plate, a vending machine for cars and a number 1 system for your car.

Originally aired on 3 June 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrivemore-horse-power-motorcyclists-death-rate-good-urbandesignhonda-jazzpersonalisedplates tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/326467675 Sat, 03 Jun 2017 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no News including luxury car makers vying for the most powerful cars, bad directions from satnavs, WA trials stop and text spots, and better bicycle bells. Our feature interview with Jonathan Daily on the best urban design for transport. We road test th… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Jaguar,Project,8,Mercedes,Hypercar,Motorcycles,Sat,Nav
Overdrive: Electric vehicles, Line Marking; ULEZ; Cycling history; V2V; Nissan on autonomous cars I’m David Brown
And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including:
1. Electric vehicle schemes
2. Autonomous vehicle’s impact on line marking
3. London mayor Sadiq Khan wants to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019.
4. Cycling - The Great Leveler
5. V2V capabilities to feature in over 50% of cars sold by 2022, as autonomous vehicles set to take off

Dr Alexa Delbosc from Monash University talks about one of the most critical issues we have in transport planning. The biases we bring to our discussions about the best transport solutions.
And we talk to Nissan Australia’s CEO Richard Amery about his view of what having autonomous cars will really mean.
And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith we take jovial look at stories including:
1. Roger Moore Dead – Remembering his on-screen cars
2. Bear locks itself in car, sounds horn to wake up homeowners
3. Adelaide 'Wetern' suburbs spelling error spotted on new road sign
4. LAX rich persons lounge lets you watch misery of other customers

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Originally aired on 27 May 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/27-may-2017-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/324561599 Fri, 26 May 2017 04:50:06 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that dabbles in the mystical world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. Electric vehicle schemes 2. Autonomous vehicle’s impact on l… Transport,Cars,Quirky News ,Electric Cars ,Autonomous Vehicles ,Line Marking,ULEZ,Ultra Low Emission Zone,Cycling,V2V,V2I,V2E
Overdrive: India all-electric; Trump’s plan; Bus Rapid Transit; Subaru BRZ; Nano racing GP I’m David Brown
And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including:
1. India's Revolutionary Plan to Make All Its Cars Electric
2. Trump road plan would rely largely on private funding
3. University research shows a few self-driving cars can improve traffic flow
4. £14bn of benefits for the UK could be unlocked by better use of data in transport
5. Niorecords world-beating Nurburgring lap

We talk to Prof Corinne Mulley about Australian contribution to an international consortium on bus rapid transit that is being supported by the Volvo Research and Education Foundation.
And we road test the Subaru BRZ A beautifully balanced sports car with just enough horsepower to use when you are driving.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take an amusinglook at stories including:
1. French nano-cars have a molecular grand prix
2. Road rage cases with guns double in 3 years in US
3. Woman Blames Car Crash On Bigfoot
4. Wellington tyre-slasher sentenced to 22 months in prison

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Originally aired on 20 May 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-india-all-electric-trumps-plan-bus-rapid-transit-subaru-brz-nano-racing-gp tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/323336150 Fri, 19 May 2017 04:05:57 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that take an expansive look at the world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. India's Revolutionary Plan to Make All Its Cars Electr… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,India,Electric,Car,Trump,Infrastructure,Autonomous,vehicles,Self-driving
Overdrive: Planning a CBD; best cycle path design; Suzuki Ignis; Commuter Barbie I’m David Brown
And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including:
1. The role of transport in a future Parramatta – Sydney’s second CBD
2. Study says drivers with smart phones use them almost every time they drive
3. Old technology to discourage phone use when driving
4. The end of the filling station?
5. UK report links Brabham with new bid for supercar operation to rival McLaren

We talk to prominent transport writer Alan Davies from Crickey.com about how a bike way in Melbourne is filling a missing link but it has a few flaws.
And we road test the Suzuki Ignis. It is classified as a small SUV but it has no heritage from any four wheel drive and it doesn’t pretend to be anything but a funky urban car.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a spirited look at stories including:
1. Engineer who pointed out traffic signal flaw fined for unlicensed engineering
2. Parody “commuter barbie” doll listens to NPR, hates manspreaders
Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Now to begin the program let’s have the news.
Originally aired on 13 May 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-planning-a-cbd-best-cycle-path-design-suzuki-ignis-commuter-barbie tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/322701506 Mon, 15 May 2017 10:09:18 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that covers issues related to cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. The role of transport in a future Parramatta – Sydney’s second CBD… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Parramatta,CBD,Sydney,Smart,Phone,Road,Safety,Petrol
Overdrive: Suburban Hyperloop?; Not so fast train; Cyclist aid; NY Motor Show; Up-market Wagons 1. Should the Hyperloop Be for Cities or Suburbia?
2. Not so fast, fast train to Canberra
3. Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways?
4. This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Bicyclists Avoid Stopping
5. Provisional results from latest TISPOL 24-hour speed enforcement marathon

We take a tour of station wagon design with Holden’s Director of design Richard Ferlazzo
Alan Zurvas and David talk about cars that were at the New York Motor Show
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
6. A Chinese car called Trumpchiwhich is eyeing the US market but considering changing its name
7. US judge sentences Volkswagen to three years probation following emissions scandal
8. Not so fast, fast train to Canberra
9. Apple's radical approach to self-driving cars (put a game controller in one)

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au

Originally aired 29th April 2017.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-suburban-hyperloop-not-so-fast-train-cyclist-aid-ny-motor-show-up-market-wagons tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/319860942 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:48:35 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. Should the Hyperloop Be for Cities or Suburbia? 2. Not so fast, fast train to Canberra 3. Should walking and cycling trails be like freeways? 4. This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Help… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Hyperloop,Suburbia,Fast,Train,Cycling,Walking,Talgo,Tilt
Overdrive: World car of Year; ANCAP; TrailBlazer; Kia Rondo; Quirky cloths for transit I’m David Brown
And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including:
1. World Car of the Year 2017: winners revealed
2. ANCAP
3. Australian debut: Mercedes-Benz trucks can automatically start braking for pedestrians
4. Line Marking
5. Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition opens

Errol takes a big SUV down to the farm and attracts a lot of cows among other things.
And Alan and I go for a drive in a small people mover. It started life as a nerdy car nine years ago but it has come a long way since.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
1. Will clothing dictate transit patronage?
2. The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign
3. Audi and Porsche join forces for shared vehicle architecture
4. New McLaren 720s supercar now a Lego build

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-world-car-of-year-ancap-trailblazer-kia-rondo-quirky-cloths-for-transit tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/318760212 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:03:08 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that luxuriates in the realm of cars and transport. I’m David Brown And in this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: 1. World Car of the Year 2017: winners revealed 2. ANCAP 3. Australi… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,WCOTY,Car,of,the,Year,F-Pace,ANCAP,AEB
Overdrive: Carsales ad; Commodore Tourer; Jaguar reborn; A bus is a bus; Quirky news And in this program, we take a look at the latest news storiesincluding:
• Despite what proponents are saying one expert predicts that aautonomous vehicles will not reduce crashes by 90%– it may be lucky to be 50%
• Evolution of The Commodore Continues: High-ride Tourer Joins The Range For First Time Ever
• F6 planners told to ignore public transport, build roads, documents show
• Jaguar Classic To Launch E-type Reborn At Techno-classica Essen Show
• A bus by any other name

We have a lovely chat to Jaguar in Australia about how the UK factory can restore your old E-type, but boy it is not cheap.
We road test the little SUV from Holden – the Trax – a lot of features but at a price.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
• A motoring internet site launches an advertising campaign on how thoroughly their testers look at vehicles. We ponder what an Overdrive ad would look like.
• Car manufacturers reimagining interiors for driverless cars – a gym in your car?
• The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art
• 'Surprised' thieves stole one of world's rarest Ferraris, court told (and burnt it, probably)

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Originally aired on 15 April 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-carsales-ad-commodore-tourer-jaguar-reborn-a-bus-is-a-bus-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/317769114 Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:42:17 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that considers all aspects of cars and transport. And in this program, we take a look at the latest news storiesincluding: • Despite what proponents are saying one expert predicts that aautonomous vehicles will n… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Carsales,Autonomous,Crash,Accident,Commodore,F6,Jaguar,Classic
Overdrive: Get traffic moving; WA Election; Cheap bike sharing; Will Uber survive; Scent of buses And in this program, we look at news stories including:
1. iMOVE CRC
2. Some transport reflections on the Western Australia election
3. Will Uber survive?
4. A no-frills bike sharing scheme
5. Adding scent in buses to make a more pleasant ride
We have an interview with Ian Christensen who heads the new iMove Cooperative Research Centre which has just received some Federal Government funding to research was to make traffic flow faster.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
1. The NSW Government releases some old road safety films. What do we learn from these about road safety and the values at the time.
2. Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class
3. Ford wants your new car to pick a song – or tell a joke
Originally aired on 18 March 2017. For past programs and extended individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-get-traffic-moving-wa-election-cheap-bike-sharing-will-uber-survive-scent-of-buses tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/313038411 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:26:53 +0000 00:29:37 David Brown no Welcome to Overdrive, a program that proudly gives you the alternative facts to all aspects of motoring and transport. And in this program, we look at news stories including: 1. iMOVE CRC 2. Some transport reflections on the Western Australia election… Transport,,Cars,,Quirky,,News,,iMove,,CRC,,election,,Uber,,Bike,sharing,,No-frills,,Scent,
Overdrive: New take on driver inattention; One-eyed for roads; Traveling when blind; quirky news 1. Peugeot Maker PSA Agrees to Buy GM’s European Brands in $2.3 Billion Deal
2. World's Best Cars Announced by World Car Awards At Geneva Motor Show
3. Most Americans Don't Trust Car Companies to Make Self-Driving Cars
4. Regrettable Rides: New Cars Owners Dump Most Often Within the First Year
5. Just short of 265 kph - Guinness world record eluded by wind, rain and time
We discuss the recent ministerial change in the roads portfolio in NSW. Will we now have a minister who doesn’t but heads?
We have a chat with Overdrive’s David Saxberg and his friend Hailey about what it is like to travel on public transport when you are blind.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
1. What If Transit Announcements Appealed to Your Emotions?
2. Big Reveal for a Little Rolls
3. Holden Glams Up for Mardi Gras

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
Originally aired on 11 March 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/11-march-2016-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/312879736 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:10:00 +0000 00:29:55 David Brown no And in this program, we look at news stories including: 1. Peugeot Maker PSA Agrees to Buy GM’s European Brands in $2.3 Billion Deal 2. World's Best Cars Announced by World Car Awards At Geneva Motor Show 3. Most Americans Don't Trust Car Companies to… Overdrive:,New,take,on,driver,inattention;,One-eyed,for,roads;,Traveling,when,blind;
Overdrive: General Motors may sell Opel; Hino 500 skid pan; Audi Q2, Pug buys Hindustan Ambassador I'm DB
And in this program we look at news stories including:
1. GM confirms talks with PSA to sell Opel-Vauxhall to the French company
2. Barra's move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GM
3. Trump’s contempt for trade deals spurs anxiety
4. Electric Mercedes-Benz Urban e-Truck comes to market in 2017
5. Ford Invests in Argo AI, a New Artificial Intelligence Company, in Drive for Autonomous Vehicle Leadership
6. Dozen $4 million supercars recalled along with 5,900 Lamborghinis
This week I had the pleasure of driving a newly released four and a half tonne truck around a figure eight skid pan on full throttle. We will explain why this was an indication of safety technology.
We give first impressions about the new Audi Q2 compact SUV. If you can afford it, it is worth buying
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
1. Peugeot Buys India's Iconic Ambassador Brand From Hindustan
2. WA driver’s speeding excuse “the wind was pushing me”
3. Pole blocking Adelaide garage 'cracking example' of poor development, councillor says

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Originally aired on 25 February 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-general-motors-may-sell-opel-hino-500-skid-pan-audi-q2-pug-buys-hindustan-ambassador tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/309427171 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:56:38 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program about trains, planes and automobiles, but mainly automobiles. I'm DB And in this program we look at news stories including: 1. GM confirms talks with PSA to sell Opel-Vauxhall to the French company 2. Barra's move to s… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,General,Motors,Mary,Barra,Opel,Vauxhall,Trump,Automotive
Overdrive: US Congress moves on autonomous cars, ARRB new direction, Mercedes GLC, birthing in cars And in this program we look at news stories including:
1. Apple gets vocal on self-driving cars/ Congress revs up debate over self-driving cars
2. Samoa transport minister defends rules on old cars
3. This Roller Guardrail Seems Brilliant, Except For One Major Problem
4. Oslo Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy an E-Bike
5. Government 'nudge unit' to take on complex problems (like nudging people to travel outside of peak times)
We have a chat with the new CEO of the Australian road research board. Sounds like it could be a very academic organisation but Michael Caltabiano has a clear vision of making as helpful as possible to you and to me.
We road test the Mercedes GLC - as an SUV wagon and as a coupe
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
1. Sweden trains midwives in car births after maternity ward to be closed
2. Canada homeless charity uses car as pop-up for homeless campaign
3. London’s annual No Trousers day on the Tube
4. Canadian police ride the bus to catch cellphone-using car drivers

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
You can listen to longer segments of the each of the features by going to our web site at drivenmedia.com.au or podcast the whole program on iTunes or your favourite podcast service.
Originally aired on 18 February 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-us-congress-moves-on-autonomous-cars-arrb-new-direction-mercedes-glc-birthing-in-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/308296719 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:37:41 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the fantasises and fallacies of anything to do with motoring and transport. And in this program we look at news stories including: 1. Apple gets vocal on self-driving cars/ Congress revs up debate… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,ARRB,Autonomous,Apple,Guardrail,Oslo,Electric,Bike,Nudge
Overdrive: Jakarta Traffic, Maserati Levante, Super Bowl ads, news and quirky stories And in this program we look at news stories including:
1. VW a surprise winner in sales race
2. Tesla crash rate fell 40% after Autopilot's Autosteer feature was installed
3. Tesla, BMW electrics fail to earn top safety awards
4. GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan
5. Renault Trezor Voted Most Beautiful Concept Car Of 2016
6. Range Rover Reborn Set For World Debut At Salon Rétromobile 2017
We talk to Victorian MP Fiona Patten about concerns over the privatisation of public transport services. Apparently Victoria has let a number of organisations owned by overseas governments run their public transport systems.
We talk to the editor of the International publication Jaguar Magazine about some clasic Jaguars I have been driving.
And we road test the Jaguar F-Pace SUV a finalist in the world car of the year awards.
Originally aired on 11 February 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-jakarta-traffic-maserati-levante-super-bowl-ads-news-and-quirky-stories tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/307154756 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:51:10 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Hello this is Overdrive a program that tries to spread the word about trains, planes and automobiles. And in this program we look at news stories including: 1. VW a surprise winner in sales race 2. Tesla crash rate fell 40% after Autopilot's Autosteer… Transport,Cars,News,Jakarta,Traffic,Congestion,Super Bowl,Superbowl,Melissa McCarthy,Maserati,Levante,David Brown
Overdrive: Privatisation impacts of Victorian Public Transport - Old Jags & the F-Pace 1. VW a surprise winner in sales race
2. Tesla crash rate fell 40% after Autopilot's Autosteer feature was installed
3. Tesla, BMW electrics fail to earn top safety awards
4. GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan
5. Renault Trezor Voted Most Beautiful Concept Car Of 2016
6. Range Rover Reborn Set For World Debut At Salon Rétromobile 2017
We talk to Victorian MP Fiona Patten about concerns over the privatisation of public transport services. Apparently Victoria has let a number of organisations owned by overseas governments run their public transport systems.
We talk to the editor of the International publication Jaguar Magazine about some clasic Jaguars I have been driving.
And we road test the Jaguar F-Pace SUV a finalist in the world car of the year awards.
Originally aired on 4 February 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/09-may-2016-1430-outgoing-1 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/306027243 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:53:46 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no And in this program we look at news stories including: 1. VW a surprise winner in sales race 2. Tesla crash rate fell 40% after Autopilot's Autosteer feature was installed 3. Tesla, BMW electrics fail to earn top safety awards 4. GM and Honda to Establ… Transport,Cars,Victoria,Public Transport Fiona Patten,Sex Party,Light Rail,Trams,V/Line,Melbourne,News,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive - 161022 - Overdrive Program https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/161022-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/290945754 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:07:13 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Originally aired 22nd October 2016 Overdrive: Tesla Autopilot a hazard; House levy for Public Transport; Buying an SUV; Mustang as art Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous.
I'm David Brown
And in this program we look at news stories including:
German government report critical of Tesla Autopilot - Spiegel; Leaked report reveals full extent of household levy considered by government in 2014 for light rail; Edinburgh 'bleeding buses to pay for trams'; Nottingham Eco-Expressway in UK electric first; Here’s how intelligent parking systems are solving Warsaw’s traffic problems; The Outback Way: What a sealed road from WA to Queensland will mean for regional communities
We discuss the motoring needs for a listener who has two dogs, goes camping and surf board riding and he and his partner are going to have their first baby. What should they look for in a vehicle?
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
The Mustang - Is it art, is it memories or is it a show pony; Ditch lord mayoral car and walk, say Melbourne City Council candidates
Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au
Originally aired on 15 October 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tesla-autopilot-a-hazard-house-levy-for-public-transport-buying-an-suv-mustang-as-art tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/288932460 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:59:43 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive: Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous. I'm David Brown And in this program we look at news stories including: German government report critical of Tesla Autopilot… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Road Test,Tesla,Autopilot,Levy,Eco-Expressway,Outback Way,Light Rail,Public Transport
Overdrive: Servicing your car; Mustang and Audi A4; Do bicycle helmets work? Scania Truck clock Welcome to Overdrive, a program about the wonderful world of motoring and transport.
And in this program we look at news stories including:
Do bicycle helmets work?, Average speed cameras ‘cut worst crashes by more than a third’, How to create 16,000 jobs in the car industry, Looking back on the 131-year battle to build a railway to the Redcliffe peninsula, Android Pay and MasterCard offer free travel on London's public transport, App aims to cut smartphone-related traffic accidents by 'bribing' drivers with coffee
We reflect a little on an email from a listener when we hear from a car owner who has meticulously researched issues of getting your car serviced.
We also have a few driving impressions of the Ford Mustang and the Audi A4 Avant.
And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
Scania wastes resources to have trucks make real-time clock, for… some… reason?, Car thief in day-long rampage defeated by manual transmission, Japanese app translates rail announcements for tourists, Forbidden vanity plates vary by state in US
Originally aired on 8 October 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au
Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-servicing-your-car-mustang-and-audi-a4-do-bicycle-helmets-work-scania-truck-clock tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/286674151 Sat, 08 Oct 2016 03:40:51 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive: Welcome to Overdrive, a program about the wonderful world of motoring and transport. And in this program we look at news stories including: Do bicycle helmets work?, Average speed cameras ‘cut worst crashes by more than a third’, How to crea… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Road test,David Brown,Overdrive,Errol Smith,Alan Finlay,Mustang,Audi,A4
Overdrive: Jono Coleman meets Jeremy Clarkson; why but a luxury SUV; car anthropology I'm David Brown
And in this program we look at news stories including:
Road safety measures for Victoria to be fast-tracked after 'horrific' 24 hours on roads; Is urban transport too expensive?; Amazon and UK Government aim for the sky with partnership on drones; Opal data gives customers option to avoid the bus crush; UK university projects shows wireless sensors could improve rail crossing safety; Why women-only ride-sharing services are revolutionary
We chat with media personality Jonathon Coleman about his rather twisted motoring career
We talk about the prevalence of SUVs particularly in the luxury car class and road test the Lexus RX 350.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
Nissan uses anthropologist to influence autonomous vehicle design;
Originally aired on 03 September 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-jono-coleman-meets-jeremy-clarkson-why-but-a-luxury-suv-car-anthropology tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/281029891 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:17:43 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that roams through the world of motoring and transport I'm David Brown And in this program we look at news stories including: Road safety measures for Victoria to be fast-tracked after 'horrific' 24 hours on r… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Road Test,Road Safety,Amazon,Drone,Jono,Jonathan Coleman,Rail crossing,SUV
Overdrive: News; Car buyers rate technology; Road Safety; Hyundai Elantra; Roborace cars Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and culture.
And in this program we look at news stories including: the technology features consumers like and those ones they are having trouble with and an English test for taxi drivers in London.
News: Safety Features Score Big, Boosting New-Vehicle Appeal, German towns to test self-driving cars/France gives the go ahead for autonomous vehicle testing/Singapore launches new autonomous vehicle testing center, Real-time traffic updates to be displayed on buses, Self-Driving Cars Rip Up an Industry's Supply Chain, New 'superfast' charger opens Qld highways to electric cars, TfL to introduce £200 written English test for taxi drivers,
We road test the Hyundai Elantra.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
New details revealed about self-driving racing cars for Roborace series; Buy This 1,000-Hp Minivan and Dominate the Soccer Practice Parking Lot
Originally aired on 20 August 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-1 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/279469305 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:50:30 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive: Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and culture. And in this program we look at news stories including: the technology features consumers like and those ones they are having trouble with and an English test for taxi drivers… Transport,Cars,Quirky,News,Road,Test,Car,buyer,Self-driving,Autonomous,Superfast,Charger
Overdrive: News; Real life fuel tests; Electric Share scooters; Mini Convertible; Pokemon Go We road test the Mini Convertible.
In our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:
Most complained-about toilets on Melbourne train network get welcome revamp, Fed-up council seeks to take down Pokémon Go stops, The UK rail network is rubbish because Churchill’s advisor thought we’d all be commuting by air by now.
Originally aired on 13 August 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-real-life-fuel-tests-electric-share-scooters-mini-convertible-pokemon-go tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/278757349 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:53:06 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: News: Vehicle emissions AAA puts top sellers to real-world tests, ‘Show and tell’ from Mercedes, Australian student engineers develop high-speed travel pod system, Electric vehicle charge points to outnumber petrol stations by 2020, say Nissa… Transport Cars Quirky Fuel,Consumption Emissions,Share Electric,Scooters Bosch Straddling,bus Road,Test,David,Brown Overdrive Errol,Smith Brian,Smith
Overdrive: News of recalls & Corvettes; Road test Jaguar XF; Forza Horizon 3 goes Aussie We have an interview with Dr Barry Watson who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Road Safety Partnership whose head office is situated in Geneva. Some very interesting opinions on the psychology of road safety.
We road test the Jaguar XF saloon.
And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including: Forza Horizon 3: Iconic Holdens join other Aussie classics in latest car announcements
Originally aired on 6 August 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-1 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/277047941 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 03:35:01 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive: News: 1 in 6 Cars on the Road is Recalled but Not Fixed; High-speed rail in south-east Queensland could be legacy of potential 2028 Olympics; Ford, MIT project uses lidar, cameras, to measure pedestrian traffic and predict demand for new, on-… Transport Cars Quirky News Recall,Olympics,Electric,Shuttle Lidar Pedestrian Subsidies Barry,Watson Global,Road,Safety,Partnership Jaguar,XF Corvette Road,Test,David,Brown Overdrive Errol
Overdrive: Car Sales; Tesla Autopilot Crash; Kids want to walk to school; Kia Optima; Quirky news We road test the Kia Optima - a good looking medium size sedan - but is it something more than just skin deep.
Panel discussion with Errol Smith: Top Pentagon official in trouble over theft of nanny’s number plates
Originally aired on 9 July 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-sales-tesla-autopilot-crash-kids-want-to-walk-to-school-kia-optima-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/276602188 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 06:18:13 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive: Business buyers help drive new-vehicle market to record highs in 2016, Tesla Autopilot crash: transport expert defends autonomous driving tech, Good to talk: Finally, agreement on single comms standard for self-driving vehicles, Motorcycle de… Transport Cars Quirky News Road,Test,Tesla Autopilot,Crash Walk,to,school Kia,Optima David,Brown Overdrive Errol,Smith Brian,Smith
Overdrive: Petrol to be with us for a long while; Holden Spark; Autonomous horn We road test The Holden Spark with Errol Smith
Plus quirky news including: Google ‘teaching’ its self-driving car to use the horn function
Originally aired on 02 July 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/2-july-2016-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/272696927 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:06:25 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive: Green still a dream, petrol tipped to drive Australian car market in 2030; Holden reviewing Collingwood sponsorship; How floodwaters can turn cars into death traps; App to move Learner Driver Log Books into the digital age; M25 double deck id… Transport Cars Quirky News Road,Test,Fossil,fuel Sponsorship Floodwaters Learner,Driver M25 Drone,taxi David,Brown Overdrive Errol,Smith Brian,Smith
Overdrive: Old car ban; Climate change; Young person road safety, Pajero Sport; Quirky news Sacre vroom! Paris bans cars in the city center ; Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway ; Customers won't buy a car if their phone doesn't sync ; Software to blame for an increasing portion of vehicle recalls? ; Haese backs international electric car race for Adelaide ; Traffic expert dies in crash on way to road-safety meeting ; How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside
We talk with
We road test
Plus quirky news including: Jackson Mayor says he will pray potholes away; Bad drivers are indicator of corrupt government;
Originally aired on 11 June 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/11-june-2016-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/269166460 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:49:26 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive: Sacre vroom! Paris bans cars in the city center ; Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway ; Customers won't buy a car if their phone doesn't sync ; Software to blame for an increasing portion of vehicle recalls? ; Haese ba… Paris,Car Ban,Climate Change,phone Sync,softwear,Adelaide,formula E,mini,bridie Scott Parker,Mitsubishi Pajero,Straddling,Cassowary
Overdrive: People don't want self driving cars; Haval H9 Road Test; Googles sticky cars
We talk with Professor Corinne Mulley from Sydney University about the science of transport fares - high, low or free?

We road test the Haval H9 - a large Chinese SUV that gives you a lot for your dollar.

Plus quirky news including: Google's patent to make you stick to their cars; and how electric cars and music mix.

Originally aired on 4 June 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/4-june-2016-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/267257209 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:14:43 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive: Google's Android dashboard; Judging speed; US drivers don't want self driving cars; Clean car sharing; Capturing carbon for fuel; and Bentley's SUV - it has a champagne fridge and a lot of cables. We talk with Professor Corinne Mulley from S…
Overdrive: Dieselgate; Car Sharing; Road user charge; Kia Cerato; Praying for potholes We talk with Professor Michiel Bliemer from Sydney University about road user charges.
We road test the newly released Kia Cerato
Plus quirky news including: Jackson Mayor says he will pray potholes away; Bad drivers are indicator of corrupt government;
Originally aired on 28 May 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/28-may-2016-overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/267230052 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:28:33 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: Cars caught in VW dieselgate scandal could be taken off the roads (in Victoria); Drive my car? Ford survey shows people open to sharing their car, home, phone - even their dog.; GM big SUV buyers to be compensated for wrong fuel economy on wi… Cars,Quirky,News,Dieselgate,Car,sharing,SUV,Fuel,economy,BMW,Tesla,Queen
Overdrive: News on Apple, hyperloop, emissions; Prof David Hensher; Jaguar F-Type; We talk with Professor David Hensher from Sydney University about how autonomous might affect bus operations.
We road test the Jaguar F-Type convertible - it is something more than just the numbers
Plus quirky news including:
Self-driving cars could lead to more in-car sex!/ ; Billboard for faux funeral home is text and drive warning/ Could humour hold key to better road safety campaigns? ; India tries out optical illusion speed humps; School parents to get parking training for drop offs.
Originally aired on 21 May 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-on-apple-hyperloop-emissions-prof-david-hensher-jaguar-f-type tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/266573563 Mon, 30 May 2016 07:22:51 +0000 00:29:54 David Brown no Overdrive: Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese Uber rival; Another study confirms electric cars have lower carbon emissions, in Minnesota this time; Most Americans support usage fees to pay for transportation infrastructure; Hyperloop or over-hyped? Lat… News,Quirky,Apple,Uber,Didi,Electric,Car,Emission,Minnesota,User-pays,Hyperloop,Nissan
Overdrive: Big business & autonomous cars; Apps show transport needs; Subaru Forester; Quirky news FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google/Google, Ford, Uber coalition formed for autonomous vehicles; Netflix-like city transport app could reduce cars; Multitasking e-scooter transforms into a seat, travels as a suitcase; Rise in van numbers part and parcel of economic growth; Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units; With production over, Land Rover Defender thefts rise dramatically; Bentley’s new Bentayga apple watch app: the luxury of control on your wrist.
We talk with Professor Stephen Greaves from Sydney University about how transport planners are getting an understanding of the sort of trips we make.
We road test the Subaru Forester
Plus quirky news including: The car that never forgets loaded with safety features; Driverless cars need 'driving tests', safety group says/Euro NCAP issues first rating for vehicles fitted with AEB; The self-driving bike – April fools but maybe that’s what we want- we suggested the self driving rickshaw.
Originally aired on 14 May 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-big-business-autonomous-cars-apps-show-transport-needs-subaru-forester-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/263881192 Fri, 13 May 2016 03:10:36 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive. FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google/Google, Ford, Uber coalition formed for autonomous vehicles; Netflix-like city transport app could reduce cars; Multitasking e-scooter transforms into a seat, travels as a suitcase; Rise i… Autonomous,Selfdriving,Google,Fiat,Chrysler,Ford,Uber,Lyft,NCAP,Driverless,Driving test,AEB
Overdrive: Volvo's big autonomous test; Harry Camkin; Audi A4 Avant; Shakespeare's train stations We talk to Harry Camkin one of the major leaders of traffic management planning in NSW in the 60s, 70s and 80s
We road test the just launched Audi A4 Avant
Plus quirky news including:
London tube's 'mind the gap' warning voice artist Phil Sayer dies; William Shakespeare: New London Underground map marks 400 years since playwright's death; Space-saving 'bouncy castle' train design presented to Network Rail; Germany installs traffic lights in footpaths for cellphone-distracted pedestrians; Traffic offender in Vietnam has to write 50 lines]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-volvos-big-autonomous-test-harry-camkin-audi-a4-avant-shakespeares-train-stations tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/262875044 Sat, 07 May 2016 01:12:16 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Volvo to launch UK's largest and most ambitious autonomous driving trial; TAC campaign: what kind of driver are you raising?; Toyota US to offer ‘pay how you drive’ insurance; Bikeshare Riders Actually Safer Than Standard Cyclists, Stud… Volvo,News,Quirky,TAC,Road Safety,Driver Training,Toyota,Insurance,Bikeshare,Cyclist,Sleeper,Road Toll
Overdrive: Dutch to ban petrol and diesel; facilitating transport change; Sir Vival We talk to Liz Ampt about change transport behaviour.
We road test the Ford Everest.
Plus quirky news including: We meet Sir Vival, the safety car from a future that wasn't.
Originally aired on 30 April 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/261623318 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:21:45 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Dutch look to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2025 although hybrids will still be allowed.; It's not just VW: Every diesel road-tested in the U.K. fails emissions tests; FHWA Develops Tool to Help Transportation Practitioners Integra… Dutch,Diesel,Emission,FHWA,Corridor,Uber,Shell,GOrdon Murray,Daimler,Liz Ampt,Behaviour change,Ford Everest
Overdrive: Tesla Sales; Kia Picanto; Lexus GSF; CIA's bomb on the bus We road test the Kia Picanto, and for a bit of contrast the $160k Lexus GSF.
Plus quirky news including:
A cyclist goes from 2 wheels to 24hrs on 4; the CIA leaves an explosive surprise on a school bus; and why Mumbai's trains have the term 'super-dense crush load'.
Originally aired on 23 April 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tesla-sales-kia tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/260792006 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:31 David Brown no News including Tesla's ridiculous Model 3 sales; US speed limit increases kill thousands; Big brother is listening on the bus; Automakers up to their old tricks again; Germany's best selling sports car isn't local; and Ferrari's 4th Theme park We road t… Automotive,Tesla,Kia,Lexus,Ferrari,Mustang
Overdrive: Tech in older cars; Driverless car in the dark; Audi Q7; Subaru Liberty; Nuclear Tesla? We road test the Audi Q7 and the Subaru Liberty
Plus quirky news including:
Retailers setting up at transport hubs; France offers Tesla old nuclear power station as potential site for plant.
Originally aired on 16 April 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-tech-in-older-cars-driverless-car-in-the-dark-audi-q7-subaru-liberty-nuclear-tesla tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/259242419 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: Device lets you monitor your car by smartphone; Australians prepared to tolerate longer city commutes – national; Ford tests driverless car in the dark using lasers; Reporting of pedestrian crashes a problem; Sian Berry, the Green Party candi… News,Quirky,Remote Control,Driverless,Autonomous;,Laser,Pedestrian,Police,Solar,Bus Shelter,DfT,Roadworks
Overdrive: Roboracers; Ferrari Theme Park; Commodore V8 Wagons tested; Tesla Model 3; Quirky News We road test a couple of Holden V8 Commodore Station Wagons and reflect on what life will be like without the family V8 in the near future.
We follow up on some past news stories, including Tesla's Model 3 sales and what Peugeot/Citroen are doing in the US.
Plus quirky news including:
TomTom's questionable "congestion index", an Aston Martin with genuine Royal Heritage comes up for Auction, and Google's poorly timed patent.
Originally aired on 9th April 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-roboracers-ferrari-theme-park-commodore-v8-wagons-tested-tesla-model-3-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/260769809 Sat, 09 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:27 David Brown no News including: Big jump in fuel efficient car sales; NZ Road Safety - for tourists; Checking your tyres; Robotic Car Race and Ferrari's 3rd Theme Park. We road test a couple of Holden V8 Commodore Station Wagons and reflect on what life will be like wi… Automotive,Ferrari,Holden,Commodore,RoadTest,Tesla,Model3
Overdrive: Gen Z on cars; Innovation in transport; Fake Bugatti's; New Bandit A car for 5-10yr olds; and Toyota's new plug-in Prius.
We interview an industry expert on innovation in cars & transport.
Plus quirky news including fake Bugatti's, Burt Reynold's new Bandit Trans-Am and Google's unfortunately timed bus patent.
Originally aired on 2nd April 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-gen-z-on-cars-innovation-in-transport-fake-bugattis-new-bandit tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/260438880 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:56 David Brown no Overdrive - News including insights into next gen car buyers; Self-driving cars coming sooner than you think - and Buses; A car for 5-10yr olds; and Toyota's new plug-in Prius. We interview an industry expert on innovation in cars & transport. Plus qui… Google,Bugatti,Veyron,Bus,Innovation,Transport,News,Automotive,Toyota
Overdrive: News; Range Rover Evoque Road Test; Local Car Shows & Quirky News We road test the Range Rover Evoque
Feature interview - Fred Brain talks local Car Shows
And Quirky news including a wooden Toyota and China's misleading maps.

Originally aired 26 March 2016. For past Overdrive programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-range-rover-evoque-road-test-local-car-shows-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/259188201 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:00:00 +0000 00:27:55 David Brown no News - Standard automatic braking across 20 brands, Britain's diesel pollution tax, Uber drivers might be more efficient than taxis and Chinese investors go electric. We road test the Range Rover Evoque Feature interview - Fred Brain talks local Car Sho… RoadTest,RangeRover,Evoque,Automotive,Comedy,Quirky,News
Overdrive: Car sales; Concept Tyres; Toyota Prius; Quirky news We talk transport planning with the pre-eminent Alan Davies.
We road test the Toyota Prius.
Plus quirky news including: Does Your Ride Predict Your Vote; Pastafarian could lose his driving licence if cops find him in car WITHOUT colander on his head;
Originally aired 12 March 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-sales-concept-tyres-toyota-prius-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/252526113 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:36:26 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Cars sales in February 2016, Trucks And SUVs Fare Better; Goodyear reveals concept tires for autonomous vehicles at Geneva Motor Show; Sad or Mad? Stay Out of the Car!/Crash risk increases tenfold when drivers are emotional, say researc… Car Sales,Goodyear,Concept,Tires,Tyres,Geneva Motor Show,Road Safety,Fuel Consumption,UberMoto,Australia's best cars,Bugatti,Chiron
Overdrive: End of the road for Holden plant; Peugeot 508; Some Subarus and Quirky news We road test the Peugeot 508 and some of the latest Subarus.
Plus quirky news including: Overturned Bega cheese truck blocks Princes Highway (NSW - comment - there was De-Brie everywhere..) ; Rickshaws go high-tech with 'sexy' redesign, smartphone booking and driver ratings)/Volvo's robot refuse collectors ROAR into life;
Originally aired on 5 March 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-end-of-the-road-for-holden-plant-peugeot-508-some-subarus-and-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/250132796 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:36:04 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: End Of The Road For Bold Plan To Save Holden Plant; Why Mercedes is halting the robots' reign on assembly lines; Nissan, citing security risks, disables Leaf app/Nissan disables Leaf app following hacking scare; New charging network bri… Holden,Mercedes,Robots,Leaf,Electric cars,Daimler,Battery,Cell,haggling,J.D. Power,Dependability,Prius
Overdrive: Decline of motor shows; Accurate GPS; Elantra; Audi A4; DeLorean comeback We road test the Hyundai Elantra and the Audi A4
Plus quirky news including: DeLoreans, iconic car from Back to the Future franchise, set for a comeback ; The Weird Way Standing (Not Walking) On Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly ;
Originally aired on 27 February 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-decline-of-motor-shows-accurate-gps-elantra-audi-a4-delorean-comeback tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/249646147 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:18:05 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Mazda may skip Paris auto show; New location system will bring GPS accuracy down to centimeter-level; Tesla plans to unveil its US$35,000 Model 3 in March 2016 (an affordable Tesla?); UK cities trial pollution-measuring lasers; Volvo ca… Motor Show,GPS,Tesla,Pollution,Volvo,Aston Martin,Rapide,Electric car,Ferrari,Hyundai,Elantra,Audi
Overdrive: News; Toyota Land Cruiser Sahara; Mazda MX-5; Pub on wheels We road test the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Mazda MX-5
Plus quirky news including: Australia's first pub on wheels to hit Adelaide streets;
Originally aired on 20 February 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-toyota-land-cruiser-sahara-mazda-mx-5-pub-on-wheels tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/249569063 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:27:02 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Big ideas for transport's future; Road markings: Removing white lines may cause motorists to slow down, research finds; Toyota pulls the plug on Scion small car brand; The Case Against Drive-Throughs; Shop ‘til your stop: new trial to ‘… Road Safety,Scion,Drive-through,Free buses,Toyota Land Cruiser,Transport,Future,Sahara,Mazda,Mx-5,Pub on wheels,Overdrive
Overdrive: News; Bathurst 12 Hour; Toyota Camry; Super Bowl ad We have just had the wonderful Bathurst 12 hour car race which includes some very exotic cars. We talk to Mercedes about the SLS entry.
We road test the Toyota Camry Atara SX.
Plus quirky news about the 2016 Super Bowl car ads.
Originally aired on 13 February 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-bathurst-12-hour-toyota-camry-super-bowl-ad tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/246659171 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:41:52 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive: News: Report says Channel Tunnel was cheaper to build than Sydney's WestConnex motorway; Help develop appropriate laws for Australia’s automated vehicles; President Obama is calling for lawmakers to spend $4 billion on the development of self… Chunnel,Autonomous,Obama,Boris Johnson,Plymouth,Dementia,Bathurst,12 Hour,SLS AMG,Mercedes,Toyota Camry,Superbowl
Overdrive: Unfortunate car name; Traveling in small car; Skoda Fabia; Quirky news News: Tata to rename Zica hatch after outbreak of dangerous zika virus; Intelligent Speed Assistance; German state plans to trial 120km motorway limit; Uber trials system for monitoring driver speed, acceleration and braking; Study finds automatic braking cuts rear-end crash risk; Talks to keep Holden's Elizabeth plant producing cars on the political agenda.
Travelling with four people in a small car.
We road test the Skoda Fabia.
Quirky news with the predictions for 2106 that we would like to see but are unlikely to happen.
Originally aired 6 February 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-unfortunate-car-name-traveling-in-small-car-skoda-fabia-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/245545003 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:57:41 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Tata to rename Zica hatch after outbreak of dangerous zika virus; Intelligent Speed Assistance; German state plans to trial 120km motorway limit; Uber trials system for monitoring driver speed, acceleration and braking; Study finds aut… Zika,Intelligent Speed Assistance,Autobahn,Speed Limit,Uber,Automatic braking,Holden,Elizabeth,Hyundai i20,Skoda Fabia,Quirky,Predictions
Overdrive: New Lexus RX; Mazda CX3 Road Test & Quirky News https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-new-lexus-rx-mazda-cx3-road-test-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/235052561 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:00:00 +0000 00:30:07 David Brown no We discuss the launch of the all new Lexus RX Luxury SUV; Review the Mazda CX3 Small SUV, and quirky news including using embarrassing humour to get across safety messages, DUI wheelchairs and the worlds most expensive Mack Truck. Overdrive: News about Volkswagen and Rolls Recalls one car We review the launch of the new Kia Optima.
Our quirky news panelists continue their review of the unusual cars from the Tokyo Motor Show.
Originally aired on 11 November 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-about-volkswagen-and-rolls-recalls-one-car tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/234140508 Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:21:21 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: How the emission scandal has affected Volkswagen sales, car of the year awards and what they are dong about it; Hyundai Tuscon gets only 4 star rating; Revisiting an old Road Safety ad; Rolls recalls one car. We review the launch of the… Emmission,Rolls Royce,Motorworld,Mazda,CX-5,Kia,Optima,Practical Motoring,Road Safety,Scandal,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: Volkswagen woes; Tuscon gets 4 stars; Rolls-Royce recalls one car We review the launch of the new Kia Optima.
Our quirky news panelists continue their review of the unusual cars from the Tokyo Motor Show.
Originally aired on 11 November 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-volkswagen-woes-tuscon-gets-4-stars-rolls-royce-recalls-one-car tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/232978978 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:48:36 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: How the emission scandal has affected Volkswagen sales, car of the year awards and what they are dong about it; Hyundai Tuscon gets only 4 star rating; Revisiting an old Road Safety ad; Rolls recalls one car. We review the launch of the… VW,Emission,Scandal,Hyundai,Tuscon,Road Safety,Rolls,Royce,Kia,Optima,Quirky,Tokyo Motor Show
Overdrive: Electric car tax; the lessons from a strike; "all-seeing" Landcruiser We road test some Subarus and the Holden Colorado Z71
Plus quirky news including: Cricketer Mat Hayden goes Mahindra; Driver let off because bear was wearing a seatbelt; Laneway painted yellow; Compact Wheezy helps bike riders.
Originally aired 31 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-electric-car-tax-the-lessons-from-a-strike-all-seeing-landcruiser tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/230772236 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:02:37 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Electric Car taxes? After market better than original equipment; Transport strike can lead to savings; Reliability survey; "all-seeing" Landcruiser; Motor festival closes after one year. We road test some Subarus and the Holden Colorado… Tax,Aftermarket,Transport strike,Reliability,Landcruiser,VACC,RACV,Motorworld,Subaru,Holden Colorado,Quirky,David Brown
Overdrive: Aust wants Tesla; Volvo goes electric; New brand - Haval We road test the Toyota Fortuner and the Skoda Octavia Scout
Plus quirky news including: Dodge Creates New Ads For Unavailable Car; and a man is fined for doing the speed limit
Originally aired 24 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-aust-wants-tesla-volvo-goes-electric-new-brand-haval tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/230745246 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:20:59 +0000 00:29:56 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Canberra want Tesla batteries; Volvo goes electric; High Speed Rail to be considered in Australia; Haval to sell in Australia; Land Rover Discovery Sport goes high tech; Volkswagen launches Passat; ACT public servants to ride bikes to m… Tesla,Batteries,High Speed Rail,Haval,Land Rover,Discovery Sport,Volkswagen,Bikes,Cycling,Fortuner,Toyota,Octavia Scout
Overdrive: Taking liability for autonomous cars; Bathurst 1000; Ford Mondeo; Quirky news We discuss the Bathurst 1000.
We road test the Ford Mondeo
Plus quirky news including: California community defeats bike planes as “paint stripe pollution”; String quartet performs for M5 drivers in traffic jam.
Originally aired 17 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-taking-liability-for-autonomous-cars-bathurst-1000-ford-mondeo-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/228754130 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 01:31:52 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Volvo says it will accept full liability for its autonomous vehicles; Options to Extend Coverage of Alcohol Interlock Programs; Motorcycles become part of the connected vehicle world; Hydrogen bicycles to be optimised through connected… Interlock,Connected vehicles,Hydrogen bicycles,Toll charges;,Holographic,Bathurst 1000,Ford Mondeo,Bicycle lanes,David Brown
Overdrive: Car jobs for Aust; Metaphors in transport; Holden Cascada; Quirky News We discuss the metaphors that might change how we think about city transport.
We road test the Holden Cascada
Plus quirky news including: Woman put in psyc ward because cops don't believe she could own a BMW; Dog drives a car into a lake.
Originally aired 10 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-jobs-for-aust-metaphors-in-transport-holden-cascada-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/227611666 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:55:34 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Car jobs for Australia; CO2 emissions; China cuts tax on small cars; Compensation if your train runs late; Bad bus ads get banned; Animal warning system; NT Government pays some for car stunt. We discuss the metaphors that might change… CO2 emissions,China,Rail compensation,Bus ads,Collision warning,Bentley,Metaphor,Holden,Cascada,Quirky News,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: News; Mike Raymond; Mercedes V-Class; Quirky news We talk to the doyen of motor racing commentators - Mike Raymond.
We road test the Mercedes V-Class
Plus quirky news including: Hitler's car exerts grim fascination and traffic noise harms song birds.
Originally aired 3 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-mike-raymond-mercedes-v-class-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/226680900 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:09:01 +0000 00:29:56 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Americans steer away from autonomous parking; safety light for cyclists; Belgium seeks UNESCO listing for traffic jams; Dad is the preferred; Watching porn on public transport should be banned; Bicycle desks. We talk to the doyen of mo… Parking,Cyclist,Belgium,UNESCO,Harley-Davidson,Police,Mike Raymond,Mercedes,V-Class,Traffic noise,Bicycle Desks,Driving Instructor
Overdrive: News; VW pollution; Lexus IS200t; Quirky news We discuss the VW pollution situation and the new cars that have come onto the market.
We road test Lexus' new IS200t.
Plus quirky news including: 5-year-olds escape to get a Jaguar sports car; Meccano bridge.
Originally aired 26 September 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-news-vw-pollution-is200t-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/225514950 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:16:24 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive: News; Companies facing big fines; Autonomous bus; Jaguar SUV; Audi buttonless dashboard; We discuss the VW pollution situation and the new cars that have come onto the market. We road test Lexus' new IS200t. Plus quirky news including: 5-yea… Volkswagen,General Motors,Autonomous,Jaguar,SUV,Buttonless,Focus RS,Lexus,IS200t,Meccano,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive: News; Automatic braking when reversing; Last Oz Commodore; Suzuki Vitara; Quirky news We discuss the last Australian built Commodore.
We review the latest Suzuki Vitara
Plus quirky news including: Virtual cockpits; Man-spreading, filming accidents rather than helping.
Originally aired 19 September 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/224602402 Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:09:18 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive - News: Automatic braking in reverse; Drones for traffic management; Effect of congesting pricing; Open Speed limits; Moving footpaths instead of trains, Targeting tailgating; Ford Falcon's death date. We discuss the last Australian built Com… Drones,Congestion Pricing,Speed Limits,Moving walkways,Tailgating,Ford Falcon,Automatic braking,Holden,Commodore,Suzuki,Virtual,Cockpits
Overdrive Program; Intelligent cars not autonomous ones; Peugeot 508 and Holden Astra We road test the Peugeot 508 and the Holden Astra VXR
Plus quirky news including: Holden teams up with Star Wars
Originally aired 12 September 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-intelligent-cars-not-autonomous-ones-peugeot-508-and-holden-astra tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/223381078 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:46:59 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Toyota partners with MIT, Stanford in ‘intelligent’ cars project; Daimler and Renault-Nissan joint-venture; Chrysler tries to fix hacking; Dash cam with driver alerts; Uber Stormtrooper We road test the Peugeot 508 and the Holden Astra… Daimler,Renault,Nissan,Chrysler,Hacking,Dash cam,Garmin,Uber,Stormtrooper,Peugeot,Holden,Astra
Overdrive: News; Useless Options; Peugeot 208 and quirky news We discuss useless options and test the Peugeot 208 GTi
Plus quirky news including: Traffic noise to music; Wine waste as biofuel; Dog wee rots poles; Cows attack BMW
Originally aired 5 September 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-useless-options-peugeot-208-and-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/222097091 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:54:00 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Technology use in cars; Fiat want to merge with GM; IT could save Bangkok traffic; Humvee replacement; James Bond goes green? We discuss useless options and test the Peugeot 208 GTi Plus quirky news including: Traffic noise to music; Wi… Fiat,General motors,Humvee,Oshkosh,Aston Martin,James Bond,Peugeot,David Brown,Overdrive,Biofuel
Overdrive: Car Sharing; Citroen Cactus, Holden Astra and Pope gets a Jeep
We talk about the Citroen Cactus and road test the Holden Astra

Plus quirky news including: Pope gets a Jeep Wrangler

Originally aired 29 August 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-sharing-citroen-cactus-holden-astra-and-pope-gets-a-jeep tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/221271179 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:53:19 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News: Car companies getting into car share; For lease: 400 NSW government parking spots; Third of all car journeys delayed by road works; myths on EV ownership; sending parcels by bus; Safety ratings for Quad-bikes; countdown timers for pede… Leasing,ROadworks,Amazon,Quad-bike,Pedestrian,Citroen,Cactus,Holden,Astra,Pope,Francis,Jeep
Overdrive: News; parking issues; Nissan Juke and Quirky news Interview on parking
We road test the Nissan Juke
Plus quirky news including: Wanky car videos; In one area of Italy no incentive to not drink/drive.
Originally aired 22 August 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-parking-issues-nissan-juke-and-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/220213723 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:53:02 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: News - Bosch Australia to be centre for trailer safety; Highways that charges cars; Black box Interview on parking We road test the Nissan Juke Plus quirky news including: Wanky car videos; In one area of Italy no incentive to not drink/driv… Trailer,Safety,Electric Highway,Uber,Trump,Prius,Diesel,MyCarDoesWhat?,Parking,Nissan Juke,Car videos,Drink Driving
Overdrive - News, The Future; Nissan Pulsar SSS; Batman saves the day
We discuss the future of motoring and transport.

We road test the Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan.

Plus quirky news including: Batman saves the day, Ludicrous speed, Showing your heartbeat; Peter Brock Commodore.

Originally aired 15 August 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-the-future-nissan-pulsar-sss-batman-saves-the-day tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/219580315 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 03:46:47 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive. News including: Autonomous Emergency Braking; Uber losing money?; Defensive driver courses; Here mapping; Sharrows; Private car park fines; Jazz trams. We discuss the future of motoring and transport. We road test the Nissan Pulsar SSS seda… Autonomous,Batman,Braking,Commodore,Defensive,Emergency,Here,Lexus,Ludicrous,Mapping,Nissan,Nokia
Overdrive Program: News; Road Test Hyundai Tucson and Citroen DS3; Quirky news We road test the Hyundai Tucson and the Citroen DS3
Plus quirky news including: Dodge Creates New Ads For Unavailable Car; and a man is fined for doing the speed limit
"Originally aired 8 August 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au"]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-news-road-test-hyundai-tucson-and-citroen-ds3-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/218205082 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:35:00 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive. News including: Predicting potholes; Electric cars can challenge the grid; Fiat Chrysler is being sued; Braaap motorcycles; Car-Share for the poor; Walking in smaller cities; on the run tyre pressure monitor We road test the Hyundai Tucson a… i3,BMW,FIat,braaap,Hyundai,Tucson,Citroen,DS3,Dodge,Speeding,Fine,David Brown
Overdrive: News; Cyclist identification; Subaru Forester and the devil in potholes We discuss cyclists having to carry identification.
We road test the Subaru Forester Diesel CVT
and in quirky news we talk about potholes and Il Chapo's form of transport to freedom.

Originally aired 1 October 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-cyclist-identification-subaru-forester-and-the-devil-in-potholes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/217156248 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:31:58 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: News including: Apple CarPlay; Autonomous cars and insurances and taxes; Ford's new headlights; A Citroen in all but name; the dangers of windscreen washing at traffic lights. We discuss cyclists having to carry identification. We road test t… CarPlay,Autonomous,Insurance,Taxes,Ford,headlights,Citroen,Windscreen,Washer,Cyclist,Subaru,Forester
Overdrive - Road User charges, hacking cars and Exhuming Fangio
We discuss hacking cars and we get a reveal of the Toyota Fortuner.

Plus quirky news including: Juan Manuel Fangio’s body to be exhumed and tyres as rolling billboards.

"Originally aired 25 July 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au"]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-road-user-charges-hacking-cars-and-exhuming-fangio tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/216264016 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:20:28 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive Program. News including: Road Deaths in Australia; Road user charges; Kia Carnival aims for five stars. We discuss hacking cars and we get a reveal of the Toyota Fortuner. Plus quirky news including: Juan Manuel Fangio’s body to be exhumed a… Chrysler,Kia Carnival,GoPro,Hacker,Fortuner,Jeep,Fangio,Road user charge,Subaru,WRX,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive - Uber gets controls; Kia Warranty; Subaru Outback; Quirky stories We review Kia's 7 year warranty and road test Subaru Outback
Plus quirky news including: Samsung's see-through truck and police use spikes to stop caterpillar.
Originally aired 18 July 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-uber-gets-controls-kia-warranty-subaru-outback-quirky-stories tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/215118255 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:07:40 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive Program - News including: Uber gets controls in Mexico; Residents might pay for new trams; Boston does big data; Qld to remove speed camera warnings; First Aust electric bus. We review Kia's 7 year warranty and road test Subaru Outback Plus q… Uber,Trams,Waze,Boston,SPeed Camera,Electric bus,Autonomous,Self-driving,Kia,Warranty,Subaru,Outback
Overdrive - Car Sales; Pasta Cars; Honda HR-V and Google art https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-car-sales-pasta-cars-honda-hr-v-and-google-art tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/214111842 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:08:09 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive 11 July 2015 - News, Road test and humour; This week: Car sales figures; Pasta Cars; Honda HR-V; and painting google cars. Andy Green,Car names,Google,Green cars,Honda,Pasta Cars,HRV,Lamborghini,David Brown,Overdrive Overdrive - News; Road test Land Rover and Falcon; Chev goes emoji Road test of Land Rover Discovery Sport and Ford Falcon.
Quirky news : Chevrolet goes emoji.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-news-road-test-land-rover-and-falcon-chev-goes-emoji tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/213192342 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:30:55 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive 4 July 2015. News including: Kia does well in reliability survey; Ford and Mini want you to rent your car; Autonomous cars nearly crash; TomTom gives feedback; Bull bars cause controversy. Road test of Land Rover Discovery Sport and Ford Falco… JD Power,Autonomous,Road Noise,TomTom,Road Safety,Bull Bars,Ford,Falcon,David Brown,Overdrive,Emoji,RACQ
Overdrive: Driver fatigue, Jaguar F-Type, Ford Territory and Quirky news
Road test of Jaguar F-type and Ford Territory

Plus quirky news including: Pimped up executive vehicles, using dummies in transit lanes, a robot drives a car, silly transport systems

"Originally aired 27th June 2015. For past programs and individual segments visit drivenmedia.com.au"]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-driver-fatigue-jaguar-f-type-ford-territory-and-quirky-news tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/212187406 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:00:19 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive: News including: Measuring driver fatigue, science behind the return trip, telematics measures drier risk, Remote control Range Rover, Jet engines in plug-in hybrids. Road test of Jaguar F-type and Ford Territory Plus quirky news including:… Telematics,Range Rover,Plug-in,Wristband,Car-sharing,Car sharing,David Brown,Overdrive,Jaguar,F-Type,Territory,Executive transport
Overdrive: News; Le Mans; Kia Carnival and Quirky stories
A first hand view of Le Mans. Road test of Kia Carnival. Quirky News - Manspreading. 20 June 201]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-news-le-mans-kia-carnival-and-quirky-stories tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/211048058 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:12:14 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive - News, Road test and humour. Federal Govt in Australia may fund public transport; Google to help cities via Sidewalk Labs; Road rage; educating parents to teach their children to drive. A first hand view of Le Mans. Road test of Kia Carniva… Google,IBAC,Kia Carnival,Le Mans,Learner,Manspreading,Melbourne Metro Rail,Railway,Road Rage,SIdewalk Labs,Stations,Teen driving
Overdrive: Carbon pricing; BMW i3, Kia Sorento; Farewell grid girls. Broadcast 13 June 2015 We road test the BMW i3 and Kia Sorento.
Plus quirky news including: Getting rid of grid girls and Amazon delivers by train because it is quicker.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-carbon-pricing-bmw-i3-kia-sorento-farewell-grid-girls-broadcast-13-june-2015 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/209970288 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:49:05 +0000 00:29:53 David Brown no Overdrive. News including: Call for Carbon tax; You will need a parking spot to buy a car in Beijing; Call for inner city truck ban. We road test the BMW i3 and Kia Sorento. Plus quirky news including: Getting rid of grid girls and Amazon delivers by tr… Quantum GP700,Peugeot 208,Nissan,Nismo,BMW,i3,Kia,Sorento,hover board,Uber,David Brown,Overdrive
Overdrive - 6 June 2015 - News, reviews and opinions https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-6-june-2015-news-reviews-and-opinions tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/209649346 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:01:58 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive Program - 6 June 2015; News including: Ban Ki-moon calls for transport ministers to act on climate change; road deaths continues to fall; lower speed means less casualties; Ford makes electric car tech available; Warning for trains on bridge.… Overdrive - 30 May 2015 - News, Road tests and humour
We Road test the Citroen Picasso and the Suzuki Celerio.

Plus quirky news including: Car bibs: the lonely sorrow of eating in a car; Man gives away step-daughter's filthy car as a prize.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-30-may-2015-news-road-tests-and-humour tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/207417999 Wed, 27 May 2015 05:18:03 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive 30 May 2015. News including: Do the benefits of stop-start technology outweigh the irritations? Prius batteries becoming popular target for thieves; Ford goes backwards with 2016 F-150 tech (in a good way); Jules Bianchi: French driver's situa… Stop-Start,Prius,F-150,Bianchi,Electric bus,Electric Ferry,Citroen,Picasso,Suzuki,Celerio,Ford,Toyota
Overdrive - Road deaths; Truck drag; Mobility scooters News including: Road Deaths in Australia; Reducing wind resistance on trucks with motor racing technology; Toyota Recall; Government axes bus seatbelt scheme; Mobility scooter training & UK number plate sells for record £233k.

We road test the Toyota Hilux & the Peugeot 308 & 308 GT.

Plus quirky news including: Burnout mode banned from the new Ford Mustang down under, Toyota Hilux "Bugger" number plate on sale, a snake hungry for car parts & what is "Quaxing"?]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-road-deaths-truck-drag-mobility-scooters tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/206672769 Fri, 22 May 2015 09:40:30 +0000 00:29:43 David Brown no Overdrive 23 May 2015. News including: Road Deaths in Australia; Reducing wind resistance on trucks with motor racing technology; Toyota Recall; Government axes bus seatbelt scheme; Mobility scooter training & UK number plate sells for record £233k. W… Road Toll,Truck efficiency,Truck wind resistance,Toyota,Recall,School bus,Seatbelts,Mobility,Scooter,KR15HNA,News,Motoring
Overdrive - Autonomous truck; Child seat concern; Mercedes C-Class Estate, Toyota Camry https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-autonomous-truck-child-seat-concern tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/205563377 Fri, 15 May 2015 06:58:12 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 16 May 2015. News including: Autonomous Truck; First drive impressions on the new Toyota Camry; Road test of Mercedes C-Class Wagon and quirky news. Self driving truck,Child Seat,WestConnex,Graffiti,Tolls,Road Toll,Toyota,Seatbelts,News,Motoring,Overdrive,Truck Overdrive - Imprison transport execs? Transport taxes; Fiat Doblo, BMW 2 series coupe tested https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-imprison-transport-executives-transport-taxes tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/204461307 Fri, 08 May 2015 03:40:32 +0000 00:30:02 David Brown no Overdrive 9 May 2015. News including: Imprison transport executives; Levies to pay for transport; priority parking for bikes; Dangerous Billboards; Transport executive apologises. Road test of Fiat Doblo and BMW 2 series coupe and quirky news including… Levy,Transport tax,Cyclist,Footpath,Billboard,Graffiti,Tolls,Hot Hatch,Recall,News,Motoring,Overdrive Overdrive - Shock horror ads don't work; Smart watches need safety campaign; Audi A3 Cabrio
We road test the Audi A3 Cabriolet and discuss the Mitsubishi Triton.

Plus quirky news including Volvo's lifepaint - safety revolution or scam; Star Wars plane; and a life-sized Elephant made from crashed cars.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-shock-horror-ads-dont-work-smart-watches-need-safety-campaign tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/203386296 Fri, 01 May 2015 04:01:17 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive 2 May 2015. News including shock horror road safety ads don't work on young males; Heavy vehicle crash avoidance systems; $1B Smartwatch safety campaign; Electronic billboards saving money on airport transfers. We road test the Audi A3 Cabrio… Advertisements,Smart Watches,Heavy Vehicles,Billboard,Electronic Billboard,Heathrow,Audi A3,Mitsubishi Triton,Quirky News,Overdrive,Courier,Light Commercial
Overdrive - Anticipating driver's mistakes, major vehicle fleets, Lexus RC350 & Mazda 3 test Lexus RC 350 and Mazda 3 diesel road tests.
And quirky news including banning scantily clad women from motor shows and the return of the railway parcel van?]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-anticipating-drivers-mistakes-major-vehicle-fleets tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/202310001 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:35:43 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 25 April 2015. News including anticipating driver's mistakes; Oz tops expensive list for transport; GM dodges $10B lawsuit; BMW crash test results; and US postal trucks near retirement. Lexus RC 350 and Mazda 3 diesel road tests. And quirky ne… BMW,Crash Test,ANCAP,Postal Trucks,Mazda3,Mazda 3,Diesel,Overdrive,Road Safety,Quirky News,Cyclist,Recall
Overdrive - Speeding fine, car sickness in autonomous cars, Mitsubishi Outlander road test
We road test in detail the just announced Mitsubishi Outlander and look at some major new car launches.

Plus Quirky News including: A dress made from fare tickets; the bicycle couriers golden age and a plane grounded when firefighters hit the wrong button.

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-speeding-fine-car-sickness-in-autonomous-cars tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/201192243 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:35:13 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 18 April 2015 - News including: Speeding fine case could trigger refunds; Car sickness in self-driving vehicles; Heavier trucks & Plastic car engines. We road test in detail the just announced Mitsubishi Outlander and look at some major new c… ehighway,autonomous,sickness,Heavy vehicle,plastic,Engine,Robert de Nero,Enzo,Ferrari,Overdrive,David Brown
Overdrive - World car of the year, Driving at 14 yrs old, Audi S1 road test
We road test the Audi S1 Sportback subcompact.

A discussion of the legality of making autonomous cars compulsory.

And we take a light-hearted look at stories including an April Fools Bluff that nets a $50k BMW; Jaguar gets into bicycles; and a woman who wants a special road sign for her Hedgehog Hospital.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-world-car-of-the-year-driving-at-14-years-old tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/200120812 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:48:18 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive 15 April 2015 - News including World Car of the Year, Car sales figures, a Renault legal for 14yr olds and a solar powered electric bike. We road test the Audi S1 Sportback subcompact. A discussion of the legality of making autonomous cars c… Mercedes,BMW,i8,Citroen,Cactus,Car design,Toyota,Factory,Renault,Twizy,Solar,Bike
Overdrive - Mercedes Pickup, Low cost auto braking, Renault Megane road test
We discuss the outcome of Melbourne's brave new attempt to start something different to the traditional motor show.

We road test the Renault Megane Station wagon.

And in Quirky News the crazy DeltaWing concept car goes into production and scrap cars become a giant transformer.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-mercedes-pickup-low-cost-auto-braking tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/199148465 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:30:52 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive 4 April 2015 - News including: Mercedes’ new pickup; Toyota's low cost automatic braking; Ford speed-sign scanner; London's new low emission zone; Seoul creates dedicated fire truck lanes; Longer Semis and Russia's new superhighway connects c… Pickup,Ute,Toyota,Ultra low emission,Seoul,Russia,Long Trucks
Overdrive - Road marking for cars, Chrysler to stay, Mazda 2 road test
We road test the all-new Mazda 2.

We talk to a world expert on the latest in bicycle planning and what it means to Australia .

And Quirky News including: Richard Branson taking on Tesla?; a hungry Lioness that knows how to open a car door; and is cycling as Green as we think?]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-road-marking-for-cars-chrysler-to-stay tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/198005359 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:08:34 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 15 March 2015 - News including: Visible road marking research; Drug drivers overtake drink-drivers; Chrysler and Dodge staying down-under; Pirelli advanced recycling and F1 tech coming to your tyres; Obama tells Federal agencies to cut emissio… Intelligent Vehicles,Drugs,Drug driving,Chrysler,Pirelli,Tyre,Tire,Obama,Mazda 2,Cycling,Bicycle,Martijn te Lentello
Overdrive - Less pollution better health, Road user charge, Geneva Motor Show
We interview the co-author of an important book that has just been released - City Limits: Why Australia's cities are broken and how we can fix them.

We hear the latest from the Geneva Motor Show.

And Quirky news including: Latte - the perfect commuter coffee and Boston parkers fighting over snow-clear spaces.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-less-pollution-better-health-road-user-charge tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/195661239 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:12:45 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 14 March 2015 - News including Feb car sales; Smart brand leaves Australia; Oregon road user charging; Pollution reduction creates healthier kids in LA; Long distance lanes; and WA residents told to get moving. We interview the co-author of… Smart,Oregon,Pollutiion,Health,Wanneroo
Overdrive - Adelaide readies autonomous vehicles, US recalls 64M, Citroen Picasso, Audi TT
We discuss the Citroen Picasso and the Audi TT, two new car releases on the market.

Quirky News including: Transit evangelism in Northern Ireland and bike racks - on a plane?]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-adelaide-prepares-for-autonomous-vehicles-us-recalls-64mill tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/192045976 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:06:44 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 21 Feb 2015 - News stories including: Adelaide prepares for self driving cars; Connected cars hacking risk; 64M vehicles recalled in the US last year; Driver alertness systems; Truck height warning systems; and SA anti-hoon laws impounding 20… Autonomous vehicles,Priest,Hackers,Connected cars,Driver alertness,Truck height warning,Impounded vehicles
Overdrive - EU wants more electric cars, Norway roundabouts, Lexus NX 200t & Renault Captur reviewed
Road tests of two new small SUVs, the luxury Lexus NX 200t and the more affordable Renault Captur.

And Quirky News including: Randy elephant takes his frustration out on Merc and a bizarre electric police car concept from China.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-eu-wants-more-electric-cars-norway-doesnt-want-roundabouts tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/190858282 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:26:30 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 14 Feb 2015 - News stories including: EU prioritises electric transport; Norway restricts roundabouts; Sonata gets 5 star ANCAP rating but Celerio on hold; Hand-held phone gets prison time in Singapore; London demands safer trucks; and robo… Electric cars,Norway,Roundabout,Sonata,Celerio,Mobile phones,HGV,Robotic car,Cyclist,Road safety,Overdrive
Overdrive - Toyota No. 1, Better car design saves lives, Mitsubishi Phev
News including: Toyota is the worlds biggest seller of vehicles, how improved car design has reduced death rates, Bridgestone joins car recycle scheme; Car buyers are purchasing through want; Australian Cyclists part in the election; Toyota rallies again.

In our feature interview we talk about how image is so important to selling a car.

We road test the Mitsubishi Phev.

And we take a light-hearted look at how digital billboards now recognise what car you're driving - especially if it's a Porsche.

Overdrive Program - original air date 7 Feb 2015. This program and extended segments of the interviews are also available on our website at drivenmedia.com.au.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-toyota-no-1-better-car-design-saves-lives tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/189738513 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:40:37 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 7 Feb 2015. News including: Toyota is the worlds biggest seller of vehicles, how improved car design has reduced death rates, Bridgestone joins car recycle scheme; Car buyers are purchasing through want; Australian Cyclists part in the electi… Volkswagen,WRC,UPS,Australian Cyclists Party,Overdrive,Phev,Kia,Mitsubishi,Billboard,Porsche,Bridgestone
Overdrive - Instinctive Warnings, Electric Rickshaw, Interlocks; Nissan X-Trail reviewed
In our feature interview we talk about the practical reality of Very Fast Trains in Australia.

We road test the Nissan X-Trail.

And in our light-hearted discussion we look at why NASA is working on self-driving cars.

Have a question or comment? Send it to overdrive@drivenmedia.com.au]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-instinctive-warnings-electric-rickhaw-interlocks tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/188577523 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:09:57 +0000 00:30:01 David Brown no Overdrive 31 Jan 2015. Overdrive returns with news including: An 'instinctive' cycle warning system; Electric rickshaws; Emergency callout systems mandatory by 2018; NSW traffic systems vulnerable & mandatory alcohol interlocks; bright roundabouts compr… Electric Rickshaw,Mandatory interlocks,eCall,Roundabout,Overdrive,David Brown,Nissan,X-Trail,Trains,NASA
Overdrive - Future of highways, Car-free Paris? E-scooter; Honda Jazz road test
News stories from around the world including: The future of highways; Paris car-free city centre; Rail upgrade prompted by FTA; Imported oil reliance; GPS trackers cut theft in Perth; and a BMW e-scooter 'commuter accessory'.

In our feature interview we talk to a transport planner who has a range of ideas to reduce congestion without building massive freeways.

We road test the Honda Jazz.

And in our quirky news discussion with Brian Smith: A ‘Bio Bus’ which runs on human waste (so is there a toilet in the back to top it up?); Uber rideshare company in trouble (again); and Man jailed after he drove his girlfriend’s car onto a racetrack during a race.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-future-of-highways-car-free-paris-e-scooter tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/181121815 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:38:30 +0000 00:30:00 David Brown no Overdrive 13 Dec 2014. News stories from around the world including: The future of highways; Paris car-free city centre; Rail upgrade prompted by FTA; Imported oil reliance; GPS trackers cut theft in Perth; and a BMW e-scooter 'commuter accessory'. In… Paris,Railway,BMW,e-scooter,City Surfer,Natural gas,GPS tracker,Overdrive,David Brown,London,Congestion,Honda
Overdrive - Best Cars 2014, Honda Quality, Trips in a disaster; Ford Falcon
News stories including: Australia's Best Cars of 2014; Toyota self-driving car & new safety systems; Honda chief under pressure; Predicting travel patterns in disasters; and Dubai offering gold to bus users.

In our feature interview we talk about three new Mercedes cars that are just on the market.

We look at the new Ford Falcon - the last of the line.

And in our offbeat discussion we look at the crazy vehicles at the LA motor show and a Ferrari owner sets a record price for a number plate.]]>
https://soundcloud.com/drivenmedia/overdrive-program-best-cars-2014-honda-quality-trips-in-a-disaster tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/180068865 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:20:05 +0000 00:29:59 David Brown no Overdrive 6 Dec 2014. News stories including: Australia's Best Cars of 2014; Toyota self-driving car & new safety systems; Honda chief under pressure; Predicting travel patterns in disasters; and Dubai offering gold to bus users. In our feature interv… Self-driving,V2V,V2I,Toyota,Honda,Travel Patterns,Disaster,Dubai,Overdrive,David Brown,Ford,Falcon