Overdrive: NASA pinpoints car pollution patterns; Ford detects level crossings dangers; Coping with infotainment screens

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program where we look at the wide and wonderful world of motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

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  1. Ford patents information systems that detect danger at a level crossings
  2. SUVs are taking over the world and adding to its problems
  3. NASA aims for more detailed information on air-pollution
  4. Toyota vacillates on EVs versus hybrids

Vox Pops

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  • Interview with Alan Zurvas about our recent experiences in coping with modern car screens and information management, including a digital interruption in the middle of our chat.

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Originally broadcast on 15 April 2023