Overdrive Program – First per-mile charging system – app reads traffic signs

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

I’m David Brown

This program and extended segments of the feature interview, road test and panel discussion are also available on the website.

In this program we look at news stories from around the world including:

  1. In 20 Years, Most New Cars Won’t Have Steering Wheels or Pedals
  2. The US’s first per-mile charging system will launch in Oregon July 1, 2015
  3. Carnage on China Roads Shows Dark Side of Electric Bikes
  4. New smartphone app reads traffic signs
  5. Automakers Struggle to Impress Owners with Increased Usefulness of In-Vehicle Technologies And Features on All-New and Redesigned Models
  6. Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight


In our feature interview we talk to John Elsworth the Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Australia

We road test the Subaru WRX

And in our panel discussion with Errol Smith and Brian Smith we chat about a range of subjects including:

  1. Rolling coal – new obnoxiousness on the road.
  2. Musk to battle evil Mr. Burns on The Simpsons


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Now let’s get to the program.

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