Overdrive News Podcast with David Brown

Latest News and Reviews with Overdrive Podcast

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

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


About David Brown 585 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto