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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: The Queen’s Australian car from the back seat; Software is critical for Suzuki and Volvo

    Overdrive: The Queen’s Australian car from the back seat; Software is critical for Suzuki and Volvo

    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

    The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

    News (Timed from 1:13
    1. Suzuki has invested in a Melbourne startup that makes software for self-driving vehicles
    2. Ford pitches at the commercial vehicle sector with new e-Transit
    3. Volvo says its upcoming EX90 will understand you better
    4. The best colours to reveal a vehicle’s design

    Features (Timed from 6:12)
    We have a special feature about the life and times of some Rolls-Royces including a road test of the Phantom V that for some time the Queen used while she was in Australia.

    You can find more information at Driven Media with links to social media and podcasts

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs
    We even list the times each item appears so you can go straight to it
    Our Facebook page OverdriveCity – Driven Media
    https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    or
    Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos

    Originally broadcast on 24 September 2022

    • 32 min
    Overdrive: LR Defender’s 75th anniversary; Toyota adds GR to 86; BMW goes for vegan interiors

    Overdrive: LR Defender’s 75th anniversary; Toyota adds GR to 86; BMW goes for vegan interiors

    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 launches new GR86 eight months after the Subaru BRZ
    2. Land Rover Defender’s special 75th Anniversary model
    3. BMW and MINI go for vegan interiors
    4. Hyundai gets its first 1-2-3- in WRC
    5. The Queen’s Unusual cars

    Features
    • The Hyundai i30N more than a hot hatch it’s a performance saloon
    • Road test of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV by our young interns

    Motoring Minutes
    You can find more information at Driven Media with links to social media and podcasts

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs
    We even list the times each item appears so you can go straight to it
    Our Facebook page OverdriveCity – Driven Media
    https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    or
    Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos

    Originally broadcast on 24 September 2022

    • 32 min
    Overdrive: Survey - do you get car sick in an EV?: Road test Nissan Patrol & BMW BMW ix xdrive 40

    Overdrive: Survey - do you get car sick in an EV?: Road test Nissan Patrol & BMW BMW ix xdrive 40

    Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the philosophical and practical aspects of motoring and transport.

    I’m David Brown

    The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

    News
    1. August shows positive signs in car sales
    2. ANCAP five stars for three EVs
    3. Skoda goes for seven-year warranty
    4. Electric car survey

    Road tests
    • Nissan Patrol
    • BMW ix xdrive 40

    You can find more information at Driven Media with links to social media and podcasts

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs
    We even list the times each item appears so you can go straight to it
    Our Facebook page OverdriveCity – Driven Media
    https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    or
    Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos

    Originally broadcast on 10 September 2022

    • 30 min
    Overdrive: Kia Stinger –can it be a sports car with four doors?: National Transport Research Centre

    Overdrive: Kia Stinger –can it be a sports car with four doors?: National Transport Research Centre

    Overdrive: Kia Stinger –can it be a sports car with four doors?: National Transport Research Centre

    Hello this is Overdrive a program about the facts, the fun and the fiction of motoring and transport

    I’m David Brown

    The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

    News (1:19)
    1. BMW iX xDrive40 – telling it like it is
    2. Subaru Outback gets a turbo boost
    3. Big Toyota Tundra ute is being tested in right-hand-drive in Australia

    Road test (6:56)

    Motoring writer Paul Murrell and I have a chat about the Kia Stinger – its not called a sports car but it comes close with the advantage of four doors.

    Feature (16:49)
    In a feature story we catch with Michael Caltabiano who has establish a new National Transport Research Centre.

    Motoring Minutes
    • Kia Seltos (28:27)
    You can find more information at Driven Media with links to social media and podcasts

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs
    We even list the times each item appears so you can go straight to it
    Our Facebook page OverdriveCity – Driven Media
    https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    or
    Our YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyx5sv6cgF4URRmNq2JiXg/videos

    Originally broadcast on 03 September 2022

    • 30 min
    Overdrive: Michelin’s tyres for EVs; A new Haval; EVs not to forget road safety; Genesis GV80

    Overdrive: Michelin’s tyres for EVs; A new Haval; EVs not to forget road safety; Genesis GV80

    Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program about trains, planes and automobiles, but mainly automobiles.

    I'm David Brown


    News (1:20)

    And in this program we have some news stories, including:
    1. ANCAP says talks of environmental targets should not come at a cost of safety.
    2. A new hybrid Haval
    3. Genesis goes all electric with a G80 luxury sedan.
    4. And Volkswagen hails progress on electric vehicles.

    Feature Stories (8:34 and 19:55)
    We have two feature stories
    1. we hear from an expert from Michelin about tyre development, particularly in the light of specific needs of electric vehicles. (8:34)
    2. And we have an interview Geoff Gwilym from the VACC about what election processes should promise in regard to the long term needs of the motor vehicle industry in this country. (19:55)

    Motoring Minute (18:44)
    • Genesis GV70
    You can find more information at Driven Media with links to social media and podcasts

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overdrive-cars-transport-and-culture/id1001084679
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0ah6JZN8LTYURIfNs1IIBs
    We even list the times each item appears so you can go straight to it
    Our Facebook page OverdriveCity – Driven Media
    https://www.facebook.com/OverdriveCityDrivenMedia/?modal=admin_todo_tour

    • 37 min
    Designing tyres for Electric Vehicles - A chat with David Laing from Michelin

    Designing tyres for Electric Vehicles - A chat with David Laing from Michelin

    David Lange is in segment management, the Michelin for East Asia and Oceana, particularly for their larger passenger car tires, which involves tires for performance vehicles, but also for electric vehicles. He is stationed in Thailand where I caught up with him on the line and asked him, what are the major factors that need to be considered when making tires for electric vehicles or EVs?

    • 24 min

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