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

Hello 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


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So, here’s the news


Originally broadcast 27 October 2018.

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