Overdrive Program: Autonomous cars for rural roads; Will Hagon goes Alvis; Royal Wedding cars

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the factors affecting our attitude and actions to motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories with including:

  1. MIT’s new self-driving car navigates without road markings
  2. Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging
  3. Despite government efforts, keyless ignitions linked to carbon monoxide deaths
  4. Elon Musk envisions $1 rides to use Boring Company tunnels
  5. Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run
  6. China reduces import duties on cars


We have a lovely chat with motoring commentator Will Hagon about the early history the imaginative, ingenious car company Alvis that started in 1919.

And Brian Smith and Errol Smith and I take a merry,  look at some unusual stories of the day including

  1. Royal wedding cars
  2. Drunk mower driver arrested after cutting someone else’s grass