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Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that dabbles in the mystical world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Cars sales for the first month of 2021 (2:02) 2. One big trend is vehicles for home deliveries (3:00) 3. Is mapping the new holy grail of motoring and transport developments (4:15) 4. General Motors net-zero carbon status by 2040/Nissan’s conservative target for carbon neutral (5:14) Discussion subjects Brian Smith joins the program to discuss the technical to the quirky including • Scania Ditches Fuel Cell Trucks To Focus On Full Electric (6:23) • Mapping – how it is affecting the plans for and your uses of the road system (11:25) • Can learning Latin make you a better race and rally driver (19:34) • Jaguar C-type is 70 years old but what colour should your replica be (25:11) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 6 February 2021
Hello and welcome to Overdrive; we’re back with new programs for 2021. I’m David Brown A lot has happened in the holiday break, so we have a packed show; Including News 1. Kia’s new Carnival keeps the legend alive (1:23) 2. Kia adds to SUV garage with compact Stonic (2:25) 3. PSA and Fiat Chrysler merge (3:24) 4. Renault launches new Mobilize car-sharing brand (4:29) 5. Celebrating 70 years since the Jaguar C-type (5:26) Motoring Minute • Toyota Land Cruiser Sahara (6:36) Interview The first in a series of highlights from an interview with International race and rally legend Rauno Aaltonen. Oh he is good! (7:51) Motoring Minute • Ram 1500 Warlock (17:49) Review – Hyundai Kona -electric – How practical is it? I have been road testing an electric vehicle over a long period and more than just the typical short trip. The results were revealing. (18:58) Motoring Minute • Toyota Fortuner (22:57) A few things we will deal with in more detail in the future • HERE Mapping Technologies and old cartoons Quirky News 1. Why do many children love garbage trucks? (25:11) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 30 January 2021
Finland’s celebrated motor sport driver, Rauno Aaltonen, won many events and along with local Australia hero Bob Holden, in 1966 finished first in our famous touring car race at Bathurst’s Mt Panorama, in a tiny Mini Cooper S. I recorded a chat with him for the “Overdrive – Cars, Transport and Culture” radio and podcast program – we chatted for over an hour. I have put a serioes of shorter highlights on my website at http://drivenmedia.com.au/wp/rauno-aaltonen-the-full-interview-on-life-rallying-racing-and-driver-training/ The range of subjects include: • Using Bob Holden’s efforts and soft tyres to win Bathurst in 1966 • Learning a circuit and rally versus race driving • Early experience in Boats & motorcycles helped touch bumper bars on Conrod straight • He invented left foot braking – he tells the benefits and changing style on the track • To win Bathurst Bob Holden was an equal partner - they thought alike • Facing adversity and driver training – it’s all about the right attitude • Racing and rallying partnerships – got help from a professor of communications! • The driving skills he used to deal with young people throwing rocks at the vehicle • He led briefly near the end but why he didn’t win the London to Sydney Marathon This is the full interview but selected highlight segments can be found on the web site drivenmedia.com.au. Rauno is now 83 years old, still has an international racing licence and remains thoughtful and crystal clear about the right approach to racing and to life.
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that take an expansive look at the world of cars and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Hispano-Suiza - goes racing (1:38) 2. Maserati awarded world’s best event in 2020 (2:47) 3. Mitsubishi Motors provides first teaser of the all-new Outlander (3:54) 4. Introducing the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV: the ultimate all-electric gaming endurance racer (4:57) 5. Hyundai Motor Updates ‘Strategy 2025’ to Accelerate Transition into Smart Mobility Solution Provider (5:59) Interview We hear a personal car story from our traffic engineering expert Alan Finlay; after 21 years of a convertible sport car ownership he has now moved on. (7:12) Vale – John Jamieson A reflection on the passing of a road safety expert who’s values and commitment were an example to us all (15:28) Interview And we posted, on Facebook, a photo and brief story on a classic vehicle. We review some of the considerable comments that flooded in. (18:43) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 19 December 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that canvases issues related to cars and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Gum tree and second-hand vehicles (1:39) 2. Triton (2:30) 3. This breakthrough electric vehicle never needs to be plugged in (3:29) 4. Green numberplates launched, research predicts a boost in EV sales (4:29) 5. Bentley’s first EV kicks off the brand’s bold reinvention (5:31) Interview • We talk a lot about new car sales but how is the market for second-hand cars going. We talk to David Lowe from Gumtree Cars (6:35) Motoring Minute • Audi S4 (12:31) Interview • One of Overdrive's desired transport Policies is to “Make Buses Sexy”. Brian Smith is doing a big project in Canberra to achieve just that. He tells us why it is a rewarding but tough task. (13:42) Motoring Minute • Audi SQ5 (21:52) Quirky News • And we continue with Brian Smith in a lighter chat on a report that tries to understand why children like to look at garbage trucks. (23:00) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 12 December 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that contemplates issues related to cars and transport. I’m David Brown News • Mitsubishi PHEV (1:34) • Kia Sorento (2:31) • Hino Hybrid (3:28) • Car Sales for November 2020 (4:28) • New roadwork vehicle cuts noise and dust (5:35) Motoring Minute • Audi A5 (6:44) • Interview • Alan Zurvas gives us the rundown on the latest dashcam (7:55) Motoring Minute • Audi Q7 (17:26) Interview • We continue our series with motoring journalist and author John Smailes on his latest book Speed Kings Austria and New Zealand’s quest to win the Indy 500. This week Geoff Brabham’s unusual style to make sure he takes the first corner flat out at over 400 km/hr. (18:36) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 5 December 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that luxuriates in the realm of cars and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. New solutions for sanitizing autonomous vehicles (1:39) 2. NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars as Holden rolls into sunset (2:41) 3. Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a battery at drives more than 600 miles — and hints at a new compact car for Europe (3:43) 4. Volvo Cars mixes virtual with real-world testing (4:40) 5. Bosch debuts first motorcycle split-screen display (5:41) Interview • We begin the first of a series of chats with motoring journalist and author John Smailes on his latest book Speed Kings Austria and New Zealand’s quest to win the Indy 500. This week about the Australian who was there at the beginning in 1911. (6:43) Feedback • Dean Oliver reminisces about seeing just how great an international rally driver was. (17:14) Quirky News Brian Smith and I talk about creating a brand image for a car (23:55) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 28th November 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that considers all aspects of cars and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Next-generation Toyota Mirai confirmed for Australia (1:40) 2. NSW looks to tax electric cars (2:45) 3. Mini creates the Urbanaut (3:41) 4. New contract rules to reduce stress on truck drivers (4:41) 5. Voi e-scooters to include pedestrian detection and satellite positioning (5:43) Interview • We talk to Howard Collins the Director of Operations for Transport for NSW after the opening of the latest major tunnel in Sydney. (6:53) Interview An interview with Richard Calver from the National Road Transport Association about governments strengthening protections for consumers and small business from unfair contract terms. He tells us why it is so necessary and why it doesn’t go far enough. (21:07) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 21th November 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that plays with cars and transport. I’m David Brown News • SA government to tax electric vehicles (1:25) • Hyundai’s ‘Connected Car’ Infotainment And Ai Platform (2:19) • TV campaign on the value of safety features (3:14) • A decade of evolution of electric vehicles (4:14) • Intelligent systems (5:19) Interview • Rob Fraser drives a new car of old design and he loves it (6:30) Feedback • Including a positive approach to us from government. • In the feedback section there are a few things that are actually looking forward • Chatting to the NSW government transport department (12:21) • Problems with operating a truck (12:54) Interview • Alan Zurvas gives us an overview of another MG but his times it is all electric (13:33) Quirky • Brian Smith and I takes an off-the wall look at car companies sponsoring sporting teams (19:01) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 14th November 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that ponders the purpose of cars and transport I’m David Brown News • October 2020 vehicles sales gives a glimmer of hope (1:39) • The new Nissan Navara overview (2:44) • Key stumbling blocks for electric vehicle adoption (3:43) • California gives automakers until end of year to come clean on emissions cheats (4:56) • 1967 Toyota 2000GT sells for $912,500, - A roofless version of this model of car was used in the James Bond Movie “You Only Live Twice” (6:02) Interview • Alan Zurvas gives us an overview of a new MG (7:09) Feedback • A pricey Monaro (12:53) • GM goes for the Electric pack for old vehicles (13:21) • Traffic lights and how we could do better. I have some feedback from my attempts to get some information out of government (14:05) Interview • Brian Smith has accepted the role of political adviser to the Make Monaros Great Again (MMGA) campaign – we hear his thoughts (18:51) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 7th November 2020
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 Overdrive • News • Announcement of the Yaris cross (1:32) • Peugeot launches a new 2008 light SUV (2:32) • All-new Ford escape achieves 5-star ANCAP rating (3:37) • Implications of Pavement Markings for Machine Vision (4:41) • Welcome to the world’s Smallest Dealership (5:48) • Interview • Brian Smith on Tactical Urbanism (6:56) • Feedback • Pamela has sent the video overseas to some friends and relatives some of whom are wondering what the hell a Monaro is - although some did see it when they were in Oz a few years ago. (15:55) • Maybe we should attach a slogan such as "Make the Monaro great again" - although it might bring out all the Ford loonies objecting to it. (16:21) • And a few other reflections on the Nissan Duke – including (16:30) • We were contacted by a bloke who restores broken traffic lights that Vic roads is throwing away and make them available to schools for instruction purposes (18:26) • Interview • Kate Gillis the Managing Director Peugeot Citroen Australia (21:07) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 31 October 2020
Welcome to Overdrive, a program that proudly gives you the alternative facts to all aspects of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Toyota motor corporation Australia to deliver connected vehicles with KDDI Australia AND Telstra 2. Brand-new Mazda bt-50 achieves five-star ancap rating 3. Jaguar XE: updated with new connected technologies 4. Fred Racing at Bathurst 5. Nissan Duke – Dean comment – 50 anniversary Road test • When the Nissan Duke was first launched ten years ago, I struggled to like its outward design. It was a bit cartoonish. the latest model is more may stream. But our resident artist Dean Oliver has a different take – Viva la Difference – in our interview he explains why.he really liked the first one. Feedback • A few quick comments on the three dual cab utes we took for a drive this week • Mazda BT-50 was solid, bland in gun metal grey and lacked a few ute type refinements – good for ongoing reliability • The Volkswagen Amarok was powerful and had Germanic efficiency but not quite the as much family comfort – good for towing • The Ford Ranger – had a bright burnt orange paint job, good features, easy to use infotainment – small but quiet engine – best for the family • For all the motoring talk about power and capability – we were taking some photos in the Hawksbury Show ground. A tough truck driver drove past, leant out the window and shouted - I will take the orange one • And talking about trucks, for the last few weeks we have ranted against car infotainment systems that are not easy to understand and use. A colleague who has driven trucks for over 20 years said that he spent all his time in Kenworths, if he were to hop into another brand he would struggle, because of the different way the instruments are set out. Interview We mentioned in the news how our Fred Brian was racing at Bathurst in a 1969 Holden Monaro. We debrief with Fred on all the nuances of man handling a big, old car around the famous circuit. You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 24 October 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the philosophical and the practical aspects of motoring and transport. I’m David Brown News 1. Could your car keep you safe from COVID-19? (1:54) 2. 3 star safety carries through to Jeep Gladiator (2:57) 3. Someone Volkswagen sells $26 million in new vehicles YTD via online ordering (4:05) 4. paid nearly half a million for a Ford Falcon with no engine (5:08) 5. Free Transit for Riders Under 18? In Paris, It’s Here (6:13) Interview Our colleague Fred Brian is racing at Bathurst in the historic category in his 1969 Monaro but we caught up with one of his competitors, Chris Collett who is at the other end of the car sizes; he is racing a mini. (7:23) Feedback With Fred racing a Monaro we reprise a comment we recorded from Peter Brock on how you should drive this type of old classic (15:17) Interview Last week we raised the problem of complicated infotainment systems on new cars. This week Dean Oliver and as owner of older cars but a tester of new cars gives us his perspective of coping with the new. (17:38) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 17 October 2020
Hello this is Overdrive a program about the facts, the fun and the fiction of motoring and transport I’m David Brown News • 2020-21 Federal Budget – Infrastructure does well (1:38) • Car Sales for September 2020 (2:47) • Designing the Hilux (3:47) • Volvo XC 40 (4:45) • The Hummer will be back (5:47) Interview Alan Zurvas and I take the small Volvo XC 40 SUV for a spin (8:10) Motoring Minutes • Audi A7 (6:50) • Peugeot 308 (14:54) Feedback • We reflect on infotainment systems – how hard can they be? (14:07) Interview • The latest Toyota Hi-Lux had input into its design from Australia. We talk to Toyota’s manager of product design Peter Elliot (The full interview is on www.drivenmedia.com.au ) (16:06) Quirky News In quirky news Brian Smith and I discuss the psychologically damaging situation of the lady who’s photo license was delivered in the mail and all it showed was an empty chair. (25:49) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 10 October 2020
Hello this is Overdrive a program about trains, planes and automobiles, but mainly automobiles. News 1. Kia Picanto (1:45) 2. Nissan Patrol (2:48) 3. Toyota Australia announces vehicles added to Takata airbag recall (3:55) 4. Nissan re-leaf: power when it’s needed, where it’s needed (5:01) 5. San Francisco investigates congestion pricing with new online game (6:05) 6. Computer games to help the community define new transport schemes (7:09) Interview Rob Fraser has been driving a couple of dual cab utes that couldn’t be more different. One’s a Jeep one’s an Isuzu (8:16) Feedback How some of our comments may have been misheard from last week’s program (14:05) Motoring minute Audi RSQ Sportback (15:30) Interview Recently we visited the township of Rydal, south west of Sydney and the lovely railway buildings. The railways have been important to the town and railway historian Stuart Sharp gives us the politicking that went into developing the station. (16:47) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 3 October 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the fantasises and fallacies of anything to do with motoring and transport. News 1. Federal Government’s push for Future Technologies (1:49) 2. Crashtag - Innovative new app to boost motorsport safety (2:53) 3. Mini Australia introduces all-inclusive EV ownership experience with new dynamic mobility package for new electric hatch (2:56) 4. New Range Rover velar featuring pioneering new technology and mild hybrid electrification (4:52) 5. Covid-19: UK town of Slough to launch ‘safety-first’ e-scooter trial (5:53) Interview Our latest trip to a historic place in road test cars was to Picton with three very different models. Fred Brain gives us a run down (7:00) Feedback • Our favourite 82-year-old historian gives us her feelings about what she doesn’t like with modern cars (13:47) Interview COVID has given us the motive to consider major changes to transport – but while we have to move quickly, are we giving enough attention to how we should go. We hear why Ken Dobinson says we are not. (16:55) Quirky And in quirky news, Brian Smith and I hear of a car jacker who weapon of choice was the bible. (23:26) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 26 September 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the factors affecting our attitude and actions to motoring and transport. News 1. Victoria’s poor car sales figures (1:46) 2. Toyota invests in new performance brand with GR Yaris (2:49) 3. Hyundai motor advances hydrogen strategy with export of fuel cell systems to Europe (3:54) 4. GMC highlights new trailer tech on 2021 Sierra (4:56) 5. Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes (5:57) Interview When we toured through villages such as Tarana last week we pondered town names that resembled to has the same spelling car names. But while Monaro is an example Dean Oliver tells us that locals pronounce it differently and you should always be aware of that. (7:05) Motoring Minute • Nissan Duke (15:41) Feedback • New video on Yaris (16:53) • Advice to a listener about what car they should buy (17:07) Interview After testing the Nissan Patrol Rob Fraser gives us his opinion on how this large SUV stacks up in the market. (18:29) Quirky And in our quirky new segment we have the unusual and deeply sad story of a man who was shot for crossing the road to slowly. Did I mention that it is in America? (25:33) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 19 September 2020
Hello this is Overdrive a program that tries to spread the word about trains, planes and automobiles. News 1. Automotive R&D to Continue at Lang Lang Proving Ground with Vinfast Purchase (1:33) 2. Who is Vinfast (2:38) 3. Car sales for August (3:41) 4. Subaru To Farewell Liberty Line-Up (4:44) 5. V8 Mustang Cobra Jet dragster vs electric Cobra (5:45) Interview Alan Zurvas takes us through the new (6:53) Feedback • Recycle tyres – real job creation scheme? (14:11) • The wankiest press release (15:11) • Hard to read sign posts (16:46) Interview • Alan talked about the new Kia Sorento. We got the team together and took it for a drive in the country with another large SUV from a different heritage. It was the quaint country environment that generated much of the conversation including the trains. (20:05) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 12 September 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program with an infatuation about trains, planes, and automobiles. News 1. Transport for NSW to trial new tech to keep women safe travelling at night (2:05) 2. Toyota Corolla hybrid (3:08) 3. Honda HRV RS (4:11) 4. Toyota Lunar Cruiser could take hydrogen fuel-cell tech to the moon (5:19) 5. The Rolls-Royce Ghost Is The Luxury Marque s Most Important New Car (6:19) Motoring Minute • Volkswagen T Cross (7:26) Feedback • Sean Connery turns 90 – what car would he drive if he was still James Bond (8:44) • New race track in NSW near Port Stevens is on hold (9:55) • Helping a young guy ride his bike even if it is on your driveway (10:09) • Mini Anniversary – Spike Milligan advert and BBC documentary (10:44) Interview Nearly every truck trailer operating in Australia is made here. Truck design is developing at a fast rate and now is well placed to adapt to the changing world where the freight industry is now seen as an essential service. We speak to the CEO of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia, Todd Hacking (12:56) Interview Last week we noted that an American company is putting an electric engine in old Rolls Royce Phantoms. This week I talk to Brian Crump President of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (NSW Branch) and trustee of The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia. He calmly expresses his admiration for new technology but also his desire to keep classic motoring for what it was. (20:30) Motoring Minute • Skoda Kodiaq RS (27:57) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 5 September 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that pushes the parameters in discussing motoring and transport. News 1. Toyota success is clearly with hybrids (1:28) 2. Details of the new Hilux announced (2:25) 3. Mini Anniversary (3:24) 4. Lunaz – Electrifying Rolls Royce Phantom V (4:26) 5. Road Safety into the Next Decade: Greater commitment and actions in LMICs (5:30) Interview Rob Fraser talks about the new Land Rover Defender – no more the dinosaur from a previous era (6:36) Feedback Comments and issues from our listeners (14:46) Interview Alan Zurvas gives his feelings on Toyota’s new Yaris – quality at a price (17:24) Quirky News And in our quirky news section, Brian Smith and I talk about Tactical Urbanism (24:27)
Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the particulars of motoring and transport. News 1. New Yaris Overview (1:34) 2. New Yaris Safety (2:49) 3. New Yaris Engines (3:46) 4. Kia introduces all-new carnival, offering unrivaled style, space, and comfort (4:53) 5. How many litres of petrol can you buy with one Australian salary (5:56) Interview Terry Thompson gives us an update of the historic classic event and the 70th anniversary of a great Jaguar (7:02) Feedback Comments from our listeners on Facebook and the latest videos we have put on Youtube (14:03) Michael Pachota the General Manager for Suzuki in Australia gives us some great background to what they are doing to get ahead in this difficult market (16:36). And we have some reflections from the feedback we have had on our facebook page You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 22 October 2020
Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the particulars of motoring and transport. News 1. Audi S4 and S5 (1:50) 2. New Toyota Fortuner (2:53) 3. New Toyota Hilux (2:53) 4. Jaguar teaches driverless cars how to reduce motion sickness (2:51) 5. Active Driving Assistance Systems Do Less to Assist Drivers and More to Interfere (2:59) Interviews We spent a couple of days driving some new Audis through the picturesque areas near and up in the highlands sound west of Sydney. 1. Our resident mechanical engineer Fred Brain gives his driving impressions of the Audi Allroad and A5s (7:06) 2. And Testing cars is not just about their features and performance. It is about how well you travel and what you see when you get to a destination. We talk to Betty Villy about her historical research in Picton (18:49) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos So, let’s start with the news Originally broadcast 15 October 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at the purpose of and the passion for trains, planes and automobiles. News 1. VFacts Cars sales figures show a slight relapse (1:34) 2. Audi have announced their new A4 and A5 (2:36) 3. Audi is researching bidirectional charging technology (3:41) 4. Nissan accepting electricity as payment for parking (4:40) 5. Ventilation in buses help reduce infection – London goes the whole way (5:50) Interviews 1. Motoring and Marketing expert Paul Murrell discusses whether the new Suzuki Ignis can learn something from the first Minis (6:53) 2. And a few of the Overdrive team reflect on the Suzuki Swift especially the looks (16:21) Quirky news 1. And in Quirky news – Brian Smith and I cover the Canadian story of speed cameras the size of a moose being stolen. (24:59) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 8 October 2020
Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that puts a magnifying glass to the role of cars and transport in our society and ends up burning a hole in it. News 1. Hyundai develops new air-conditioning technologies (1:45) 2. Jaguar Land Rover’s touchscreen you don’t have to touch to fight bacteria and viruses (2:44) 3. Suzuki Baleno – priced to succeed (3:48) 4. The new Audi R8 Coupé and Spyder arrive in Australia (4:45) 5. Bugatti’s Baby (5:50) Interviews Alan Zurvas gives a personal reflection on paying up to $95,000 for a scaled-down Bugatti which is ideal as a child’s Christmas present (7:07) Rob Fraser and I discuss Suzuki, particularly their Baleno which is going gangbusters in the sales (12:09) Quirky news 1. And in quirky news, Brian Smith and I discuss cheating in virtual reality car racing (20:32) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos
Welcome to Overdrive, a motoring and transport program where facts are important but so is passion and opinion. News 1. VW – to make electric classics (1:32) 2. 3-D printing makes manufacturing complex or limited number of parts possible (2:43) 3. Nissan Pathfinder (3:45) 4. Electric charging standard – Nissan goes for the common approach (4:44) 5. Establishes ‘purple m’ start-up to accelerate EV mobility services (5:52) Interview 1. Rob Fraser chats about the Nissan Pathfinder (6:56) 2. Will Hagon gives a tribute to Tauranac who was Sir Jack Brabham’s partner in making world championship race cars. Rion has just passed away at the age of 95. (13:53) Quirky news 1. And in quirky news Brian Smith and I discuss the unusual case of the garage that got sawn in half. (24:46) You can find more information at Driven Media or previous programs are available as podcasts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679 Go to Our Facebook page OverdriveCity https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour or Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos Originally broadcast 25 July 2020
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Created by
Driven Media
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Dec 5th, 2014
Latest Episode
Feb 6th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
224
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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