Overdrive: Uber fatality update; Classic Mini; Hot Maserati; The future is the scooter

Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we never let facts get in the way of a good argument about motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories with including:

  1. Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now
  2. Police chief: Uber self-driving car may not be at fault in fatal Arizona crash
  3. Mercedes-Benz launches Flexperience car subscription service in Germany
  4. Bentley’s upcoming electric car may be a four-door coupe

We reflect on a few other issues about at the moment including:

  1. Classic Mini Electric: first drive of one-off EV
  2. New look Infiniti qx80 designed to entice
  3. World premiere for 590 bhp Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 new york international auto SHOW
  4. Electrifying escapism: genesis reveals Essentia concept at new york international auto show
  5. Reimagined 2019 Kia k900 makes global debut at New York auto show
  6. Fresh-faced 2019 Sedona (carnival) makes appearance at the New York international auto show
  7. 2019 Corvette ZR1 specs confirmed, including 0-60 mph time of 2.85 seconds


And in our panel discussion with we take a look at some quirky news stories that can briefly divert us away from the negative stories in the main stream press.

  1. I Have Seen the Future of Urbanism and It’s a Scooter
  2. Brabham teases BT62 with high-speed video
  3. Woman who said she had ‘safe personality’ charged with road rage gun attack


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