Overdrive Program – 22 March 2014

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that casts a critical eye at all things to do with motoring and transport.

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

I’m David Brown

And in this program we have the latest news including:

  1. ‘Breathing’ Batteries to Power Future Electric Cars
  2. Volvo Car Group Tests Road Magnets for Accurate Positioning of Self-Driving Cars
  3. Volkswagen Group Anticipates New Era of Auto Industry Digitalisation
  4. BMW, Nissan to take spotlight at Korea EV Expo as Hyundai skips
  5. A French billionaire to bring 3,000 all-electric hire cars to London
  6. Mercedes-Benz is the Most Successful Automobile Brand on the Social Web

We often hear about car companies introducing new technologies but a lot of development is coming from the trucking industry.  We get the latest from an expert in the field.

We road test the Ford Fiesta ST – a beaut little hot hatch.

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith we look at a range of subjects including:

  1. Colorado changes mile sign to foil thieves
  2. Back to the Future-style hoverboard ‘unveiled’ – maybe
  3. ‘Grieving’ owner gets stolen VW back after 40 years

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So let’s get the program going first the news.

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