Overdrive Program – 500 kmh Maglev train; Algae farm; Driverless bus

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and transport

I’m David Brown

This program and extended segments of the feature interview, road test and panel discussion are also available on our website at

And in this program we look at news stories from around the world including:

  1. Release business cases for major infrastructure projects, says Briggs
  2. All aboard: Japan’s maglev train hits 500 km/h
  3. Urban Algae Farm Gobbles Up Highway Air Pollution
  4. Driverless buses on the way
  5. Parents make bad call with mobile phone use: CARRS-Q study
  6. World’s First Solar Cycle Path Installed In Amsterdam


In our feature interview we talk to about a Postie Bike Adventure all in the name of charity.

We road test the Lexus CT 200 hybrid

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith

  1. Chinese farmer builds himself a submarine using bits and pieces from old cars
  2. This is how you blow $300,000 on a slot-car track (video worth a look – don’t miss the end where they drive at night)
  3. Ford Drops Second Teaser For New Performance Car Coming November 17: Video/Bentley Releases New Teaser Video For 2016 SUV/Honda Launches Awesome Interactive Ad For 2015 Civic Type R

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