Overdrive: October 20 2018

Overdrive Podcast with David Brown

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

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 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.

About David Brown 531 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