Overdrive Program – 15 February 2014

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that chews over issues to do with motoring and transport.

This sound file is a full program. Other segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web

And in this program we have the latest news including:
1. Vfacts industry summary – January 2014
2. Feds to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication to prevent crashes (US)
3. New Delhi urged to rethink traffic limits after study suggests smog ‘worse than Beijing’s’
4. How police could soon be able to turn cars off remotely ‘at the flick of a switch’ under secret new EU plans/ Police who mounted pursuit had trouble working car radio
5. CDC: One-third of children killed in crashes unrestrained
6. Abarth Racecars to use cutting edge technology in world first for Bathurst 12 Hour/ Abarth Motorsport pays tribute to Bathurst 12 Hour Officials

We have some initial impressions from the launch of the new Kia Soul

We road test the Citroen DS3 Cabrio

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we look at a range of subjects including:
1. Pope’s Harley Davidson smashes expectations at Paris auction
2. Judge: Drivers Allowed to Warn Fellow Motorists of Speed Traps (US)
3. Peugeot presses on tie-up despite split (Peugeot to be partly Chinese owned – sacre bleu!)

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