Overdrive: Big business & autonomous cars; Apps show transport needs; Subaru Forester; Quirky news

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Overdrive: FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google/Google, Ford, Uber coalition formed for autonomous vehicles; Netflix-like city transport app could reduce cars; Multitasking e-scooter transforms into a seat, travels as a suitcase; Rise in van numbers part and parcel of economic growth; Tesla’s HEPA air filter “hundreds of times” more effective than standard units; With production over, Land Rover Defender thefts rise dramatically; Bentley’s new Bentayga apple watch app: the luxury of control on your wrist.
We talk with Professor Stephen Greaves from Sydney University about how transport planners are getting an understanding of the sort of trips we make.
We road test the Subaru Forester
Plus quirky news including: The car that never forgets loaded with safety features; Driverless cars need ‘driving tests’, safety group says/Euro NCAP issues first rating for vehicles fitted with AEB; The self-driving bike – April fools but maybe that’s what we want- we suggested the self driving rickshaw.
Originally aired on 14 May 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit

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