Overdrive: Carsales ad; Commodore Tourer; Jaguar reborn; A bus is a bus; Quirky news

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Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that considers all aspects of cars and transport.

And in this program, we take a look at the latest news storiesincluding:

  • Despite what proponents are saying one expert predicts that aautonomous vehicles will not reduce crashes by 90%– it may be lucky to be 50%
  • Evolution of The Commodore Continues: High-ride Tourer Joins The Range For First Time Ever
  • F6 planners told to ignore public transport, build roads, documents show
  • Jaguar Classic To Launch E-type Reborn At Techno-classica Essen Show
  • A bus by any other name


We have a lovely chat to Jaguar in Australia about how the UK factory can restore your old E-type, but boy it is not cheap.

We road test the little SUV from Holden – the Trax – a lot of features but at a price.

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

  • A motoring internet site launches an advertising campaign on how thoroughly their testers look at vehicles. We ponder what an Overdrive ad would look like.
  • Car manufacturers reimagining interiors for driverless cars – a gym in your car?
  • The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art
  • ‘Surprised’ thieves stole one of world’s rarest Ferraris, court told (and burnt it, probably)


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Originally aired on 15 April 2017. For past programs and individual segments visit

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