Overdrive: Predicting the future; Uber fatality; Other ways to get a Mercedes

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that pontificates on the issues of 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


Brian Smith and Errol smith join us for the whole program to discuss a couple of serious issues:

  • Predicting the future and what it means for managing transport options and fleet departments;
  • Uber’s autonomous car has been involved in a fatality – how will it change our progression to fully autonomous vehicles

And in our panel discussion with we take a look in good spirits at some quirky news stories.

  • This Cool Trick From The Car Industry Could Make Bacon Less Carcinogenic
  • Car thief calls owner for help driving it
  • Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor


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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.

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