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Overdrive Program – 15 March 2014

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that takes an informed and sometime irreverent look at motoring and transport. This sound file is a full program. Other extended segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web site. I’m David Brown And in this program we have the latest news including: 1.

Quirky News – 15 March 2014

  In our panel discussion with Brian Smith, Errol Smith and David Brown we look at a range of subjects including: 1. Apple software to drive smart Ferrari 2. Woman survives cement truck crash 3. Man’s car advert not very serious about selling

First Impressions – Toyota Kluger – 2014

Kluger sounds like a German military weapon. For Toyota it is the name of one of their large SUVs and despite its strong name, it’s a bit of a soft roader. If you want to go rugged four wheel driving, Toyota would push you towards their Prado or even their mixture of hardiness and fashion

Interview – BMW Laser Lights

My understanding of lasers tends to be coloured by James Bond in Goldfinger where a laser had potentially great destructive features in the most sensitive of ways. The term “laser” originated as an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. My dictionary defines it as a source of high-intensity optical, infrared, or ultraviolet

Overdrive Program – 8 March 2014

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders on issues to do with motoring and transport. This sound file is a full program. Other extended segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web. And in this program we have the latest news including: An American consumer group picks their top

Interview – Motorcycle Lane Filtering

  New South Wales motorcyclists will be the first in the country to be legally allowed to lane filter, driving between cars in traffic on multi-lane roads. This is also known as lane splitting and is common in some other parts of the world.  Not in America except California but certainly in many Asian countries.