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Overdrive: Cars, Transport and Culture.

A weekly radio program featuring motoring & transport news from Australia & around the world, road tests, feature interviews & quirky stories.

David Brown is a respected motoring broadcaster heard online and across Australia on commercial, public and community radio.

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Overdrive: Cars, Transport and Culture.

A weekly radio program featuring motoring & transport news from Australia & around the world, road tests, feature interviews & quirky stories.

David Brown is a respected motoring broadcaster heard online and across Australia on commercial, public and community radio.

    Overdrive: Past car ads - the good, bad and ugly; Hyundai Kona EV; Misleading hybrid sale figures

    Overdrive: Past car ads - the good, bad and ugly; Hyundai Kona EV; Misleading hybrid sale figures

    Overdrive: Past car ads - the good, bad and ugly; Hyundai Kona EV; Misleading hybrid sale figures

    1. Joke from a listener
    2. An engineer turned comedian gives an example of the poor use of statistics
    3. Why two-wheel-drive utes sell in small numbers
    4. We review a historic film of road construction. How has the presentation of transport projects changed
    5. A review of some specific aspects of the latest car sales figures
    6. A road test the Hyundai Kona EV
    7. An interview with Bruce Potter on past car advertising headlines that worked really well and those that did not.

    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
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    And this has been overdrive

    Thanks to
    • Paul Murrell
    • Bruce Potter
    • Listener Alfie
    • Hyundai Australia
    • Mark Wesley
    for their help with this program.
    Our web site is drivenmedia.com.au or search for cars, transport, culture for our longer version of the program as a podcast on iTunes and Spotify podcasts or for information including pictures on Facebook, Instagram or youtube.
    You can always make a suggest, comment or offer help by sending an email to feedback@drivenmedia.com.au

    Overdrive is syndicated across Australia on the Community Radio Network

    Originally broadcast 15 June 2024

    • 53 min
    Overdrive: Young person in a new car; Nissan Navara 4X Pro; Technologies & Innovations in Transport

    Overdrive: Young person in a new car; Nissan Navara 4X Pro; Technologies & Innovations in Transport

    G’Day and welcome to Overdrive a cars and transport program where you don’t have to be a rev head to enjoy it.

    In this program we look at
    • Some reflections on why switches are better than touch screens and great headlines on car ads
    • A young person tries a new car
    • Road Test of the Nissan Navara 4X Pro
    • Some things from the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management’s panel session I moderated on the subject “Emerging Technologies and Innovations in Transport”.

    For the long versions of this program go to drivenmedia.com.au or search for cars, transport, culture for iTunes and Spotify podcasts or for information including pictures on social media.
    We are working towards a new web site to provide more visual material to back up our audio efforts.
    If you would like to help with Overdrive as a community activity in any capacity, send an email to feedback@drivenmedia.com.au

    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
    Podcasts
    iTunes: Cars Transport Culture
    Spotify: Cars Transport Culture

    Or our social pages
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    Cars Transport Culture
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    Originally broadcast 8 June 2024


    Thanks to
    • Paul Murrell
    • Mitchel Ferguson
    • Nissan Australia
    • Mark Wesley
    • Bruce Potter
    for their help with this program.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Overdrive: Autonomous cars by 2026; Alfa Tonale; US China EV tax; Will cheap Public Transport work?

    Overdrive: Autonomous cars by 2026; Alfa Tonale; US China EV tax; Will cheap Public Transport work?

    G’Day and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at cars and transport from a variety of angles.

    In this program we look at
    • Queensland has made Public Transport trips 50c but not zero. Is it a good idea
    • New road safety ad from South Aust Police – will it do any good
    • Self-driving vehicles expected on UK roads by 2026 following new legislation
    • America’s heavy tax on Chinese EVs and China’s possible retaliation and
    • Road test – Alfa Romeo Tonale

    For the long versions of this programme go to drivenmedia.com dot AU or iTunes and Spotify podcasts or for information including pictures use social media and look for cars, transport, culture.
    We are working towards a new web site to provide more visual material to back up our audio efforts.
    If you would like to help with Overdrive as a community activity in any capacity, send an email to feedback@drivenmedia.com.au

    I'm David Brown. Thanks for listening.

    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
    Podcasts
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    Cars Transport Culture
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    Originally broadcast 1 June 2024

    • 47 min
    Overdrive: EV range problem; Clarkson UK’s sexiest man? Creating car names; Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

    Overdrive: EV range problem; Clarkson UK’s sexiest man? Creating car names; Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

    G’Day and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at all forms of transport from the humble bike through to a rocket powered spaceship.

    In this program we look at
    • An adventure in an electric vehicle that did not deliver the range it promised
    • The government’s approach to the increasing road toll
    • There’s a motoring link to a survey of the sexiest man in Britain – prepare for a shock
    • Creating a car model name – can AI help
    • A brief history of Bristols – the motor car brand
    • Hyundai gives us the gossip on their i30N, and
    • We road test the Pajero Sport


    Extended version of the program can be heard on
    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
    Podcasts
    iTunes: Cars Transport Culture
    Spotify: Cars Transport Culture

    Or our social pages
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    Cars Transport Culture
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    Originally broadcast 25 May 2024

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Overdrive: GWM Tank 500; Are manual gearboxes doomed? Toyota’s MX-5 competitor; Porsche 911 history

    Overdrive: GWM Tank 500; Are manual gearboxes doomed? Toyota’s MX-5 competitor; Porsche 911 history

    G’Day and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at the different ways we get around, from walking, riding, or in cars, buses, trains or planes and their impact on our culture

    In the program Paul Murrell and I discuss
    • Toyota considering an alternative to the Mazda MX-5
    • Is the manual gearbox doomed?
    • Converting classic cars to electric power
    • 60 years of the Porsche 911
    • Volvo launces a new EV
    • A road test of the GWM Tank 500
    • Collecting Data for Government policy


    For extended version of the program go to
    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
    Podcasts
    iTunes: Cars Transport Culture
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    Cars Transport Culture
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    Cars Transport Culture
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    Originally broadcast 18 May 2024

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Overdrive: Tesla cuts back EV chargers; Hyundai i30N; Hispano Suiza history; Fleet management data

    Overdrive: Tesla cuts back EV chargers; Hyundai i30N; Hispano Suiza history; Fleet management data

    G’day and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we look at the wide and wonderful world of motoring and transport and its impact on culture

    I’m David Brown

    In the program Paul Murrell and I discuss

    1. Tesla downsizing its effort on electric vehicle chargers
    2. Euro car designers jumping ship to Chinese companies.
    3. More Collective nouns
    • “a Protrusion of Bristols”
    4. Road Test of the Hyundai i30N
    5. Some history of the Hispano Suiza including their latest efforts
    6. Collecting data from vehicles for fleet management just what can you find out.



    For extended version of the program go to
    Web Site: Driven Media: drivenmedia.com.au
    Podcasts
    iTunes: Cars Transport Culture
    Spotify: Cars Transport Culture

    Or our social pages
    Facebook
    Cars Transport Culture
    Instagram
    Cars Transport Culture
    Our YouTube site
    Cars Transport Culture

    Search for Cars transport culture

    Originally broadcast 11 May 2024

    • 54 min

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