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Car fuel from whiskey waste and bagpipes on planes

List all your Scottish jokes here! Electric cars may receive most of the attention within the realm of alternative propulsion methods, but liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be with us for many decades to come. The challenge then becomes how to reduce the carbon footprint of extracting, transporting, refining, and burning those fuels to reduce the

“Lucky” coins thrown into plane engine

Transport superstitions Do you have any superstitious actions before you travel? An elderly woman has delayed a plane for more than five hours, after she attempted to throw a handful of coins into its engine for good luck. The passenger was boarding China Southern Airlines flight, from Shanghai to Guangzhou, when she threw nine coins

TrainyMcTrainFace – Naming a Swedish train

The naming of transport vehicles has gone too far An express train running between two major Swedish cities will be named TrainyMcTrainface, after the railway company opened up the name to a public vote. MTR Express, with Swedish newspaper Metro, opened up a poll to name four new trains running between the capital Stockholm and

Young person builds a working 6 speed gear box in Lego

It’s a manual – the next challenge is an automatic then a CVT A working 6-speed gearbox made of Legos Originally aired on29 July 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335206683″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

Quirky: Darwin Autonomous bus still has a driver

What else could the “driver” do We look at the Darwin experience of driverless busses with drivers still on board.  If they are not driving what useful things can they do? Originally aired on29 July 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit www.drivenmedia.com.au [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335206513″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]