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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

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
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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

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Episodes

Overdrive: First look at Hyundai Ioniq; GM cuts models; Toy cars made from wood

12/2/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:49

Overdrive: Maserati Lavante; Morris Minor performance!; Ford's Scooters; Cyclist Road Rage

11/16/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:31:38

Overdrive: Subaru Forester; Combating car sickness; BMW M5; Volvo tennis shoes

11/11/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:56

Overdrive: Tesla outsells Mercedes; End of Traffic lights; Is Kia Warranty good?; Monkey drives bus

10/20/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:00:48:11

Overdrive: Paris Motor Show quirky cars reviewed; Smart ForEase; Peugeot e-Legend and others

10/16/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:18

Overdrive: Mercedes' safe parking; Smart ForEase; Nissan Leaf; Rolls Royce designer goes to China

10/7/2018
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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, 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,...

Duration:00:30:35

Overdrive: Vulnerable road users; can engineers be personable; Peugeot e-Legend; stackable cars

10/3/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:33:00

Overdrive: Mazda CX-9 and MX-5; VW Polo; All Subarus on line: Making Peds adapt to autonomous vehs

9/15/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:16

Overdrive: Electric E-Type; RAM GM talks up 1500; Rain protection may make for more pedestrians

9/7/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:47:42

Overdrive: BMW goes mobility; Holden in Australia; Vietnam goes beyond motorbikes

8/24/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:10

Overdrive: MG rebirth; Hillman Imp; NY limits Uber; 10 mil Mustangs; Fremantle's brave Mayor

8/24/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:48:52

Overdrive: news of a SsangYong Ute; Corolla launch and Toyota hybrid history; Transport in Perth

8/9/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:31:17

Overdrive: Touring in Kia Sportage; new Mini's connectivity; Private tunnels - the new transport?

7/16/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:30:01

Overdrive: Should public transport be free?; Tesla Ute; Electric boat record; Road rage to the grave

7/6/2018
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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 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....

Duration:00:30:14

Overdrive Program: Autonomous cars for rural roads; Will Hagon goes Alvis; Royal Wedding cars

6/13/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:31:36

Overdrive: Toyota says "no more boring cars"; Suzuki Ingis test; Reviving Canals for transport

6/13/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:52:38

Overdrive: Uber fatality update; Classic Mini; Hot Maserati; The future is the scooter

4/7/2018
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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, 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...

Duration:00:45:56

Overdrive: predicting the future; Uber fatality; Other ways to get a Mercedes

4/2/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:27:56

Overdrive: GM Self Driving Cruise AV; Lamborghini Urus; Geneva Motor Show

3/23/2018
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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 Lamborghini SUV - the Urus. And a quirky discussion of odd cars from the Geneva motor show. Originally broadcast 24th March 2018. For past programs and extended versions of segments like the road tests, feature interviews and quirky news,...

Duration:00:31:01

Overdrive: Electric cars, Scania trucks, Weird cars from Geneva Motor Show

3/17/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:52:27