Overdrive: Tesla Autopilot a hazard; House levy for Public Transport; Buying an SUV; Mustang as art


Welcome to Overdrive, where we cover everything to do with motoring and transport from the sublime to the ridiculous.

I’m David Brown

And in this program we look at news stories including:

German government report critical of Tesla Autopilot – Spiegel; Leaked report reveals full extent of household levy considered by government in 2014 for light rail; Edinburgh ‘bleeding buses to pay for trams’; Nottingham Eco-Expressway in UK electric first; Here’s how intelligent parking systems are solving Warsaw’s traffic problems; The Outback Way: What a sealed road from WA to Queensland will mean for regional communities

We discuss the motoring needs for a listener who has two dogs, goes camping and surf board riding and he and his partner are going to have their first baby.  What should they look for in a vehicle?

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith we take a light-hearted look at stories including:

The Mustang – Is it art, is it memories or is it a show pony; Ditch lord mayoral car and walk, say Melbourne City Council candidates

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Originally aired on 15 October 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit

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