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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: 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

Overdrive: Jaguar I-Pace, BMW X3, Mercedes E400, Car Memorabilia

3/17/2018
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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 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....

Duration:00:49:35

Overdrive: Airbag recall; Nissan GT-R Nismo Road Test; Mullet Motoring

3/2/2018
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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 cases. We road test iconic Nissan GT-R Nismo. And quirky stories including the mullet fest in Kurri Kurri. Originally broadcast 3rd March 2018. For past programs and extended versions of segments like the road tests, feature...

Duration:00:29:45

Overdrive: Buses don't fit stops; Nissan 370 Z; A glorious retro; Passion in cars

2/23/2018
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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 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....

Duration:00:28:48

Overdrive: Car Super Bowl Ads; CBD designed for autonomous cars

2/17/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:28:06

Overdrive: Commodore crash test; Golf Original; Kia Picanto; Quirky news

2/11/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:28:00

Overdrive: Old vehicles costing us; Renault Megane GT Wagon Road Test; Quirky News

2/2/2018
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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 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...

Duration:00:28:20

Overdrive: V8 RWD Cop Cars; Hyundai Santa Fe Road Test; LA Motor Show Oddities

12/15/2017
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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 - just. 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...

Duration:00:27:54