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Overdrive: Coronavirus; What can transport services and planners do; what will be long-term changes?

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we put the world of motoring and transport under the microscope. World-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers (1:29) New Battery Technology (2:20) Truck Changes because of Coronavirus (4:06) How insurance we reflect modern technology (4:51) Two interviews on transport lessons from Coronavirus   What measures

2017 Subaru XV – Distinctive small SUV

Managing Director of Subaru Australia comment on their latest launch and the small SUV market. In 2012Subaru launched the XV onto the Australian market, their smallest car in their current fleet. The latest XV is over 90% changed from the previous model with a few extra off road features but a host of comfort improvements.

Overdrive: BMW, Car Data, Driverless cars; Mercedes’ Electric cars; Ford Focus; Toyota’s torch

In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including: BMW launches car data unit Car Sales New car purchases are more efficient on average but consumer preferences are changing according to a report released by the National Transport Commission. UK’s Venturer driverless car project publishes results of first ‘handover/takeover’ trials Toyota expands safety

Mercedes Benz and electric vehicles

Mercedes Benz, electric vehicles and what the government should do to help   Fully electric cars have not taken off in Australia yet. We recently reported on the Federal Government giving a small amount for further research on electric vehicles while Transport for London is giving millions to actually build some more charging stations. The