Overdrive Program – 8 December 2014

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ruminates on 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 site.

I’m DB

And in this program we have the latest news including:

  1. Productivity Commission report calls for an end to car industry bailouts
  2. Jobs to go at Marshall Power as car battery maker plans move to Philippines
  3. Vehicle safety – bringing up the rear
  4. Two in three Australians drive to work, study of commuting habits finds
  5. Rolls Royce confident of good year, driven by Asian and Middle East customers

We have a major interview on the car ads that were played during the super bowl.  They cost $4mill for 30 seconds so they have to be good or are they?

We road test the lovely Maserati Quattroporte V8

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

  1. Rome Asks Citizens to Tweet Against Illegal Parking
  2. Porsche’s First Car? An 1898 Electric Buggy (ancient electric car found in barn)
  3. Kid steals grandmother’s car after learning to drive via video game
  4. Roadside drowsiness test could be around the corner

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