Overdrive: October 28 2018

Hello and welcome to Overdrive,


  • Hybrid Mustang;
  • Bugatti Veyron 250 mph on public road – accountability?;
  • Bronco 7-speed

Overdrive LogoHello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that seeks simplicity among the complexities of cars and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories including:

  1. Mobile Speed Camera Warnings in NSW may be scrapped
  2. Holden pauses production on Commodore & Equinox
  3. Ford teases V-8-powered Mustang hybrid, could be called Mach 1
  4. How safe is ADAS? Euro NCAP tests automated driving technology for first time
  5. VW previews lighting elements that can communicate
  6. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

And Brian Smith, and I have an extended conversation about

  1. Amazon’s Alexa gets a Whisper Mode– what can we learn from this about conveying information in cars
  2. Bugatti Veyron owner hits 250 mph on the autobahn
  3. Ford Bronco to reportedly get 7-speed manual transmission/ Electric cars may end the automatic era this Olds began

You can find more information at drivenmedia.com.au or you can podcast previous programs on I-tunes.

So, here’s the news

Originally broadcast 27 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