Overdrive Program – News – 40km/hr speed limit – Honda Odyssey – Tesla Shares Technology

Welcome to Overdrive, a program that ponders the particulars of motoring and transport.

I’m David Brown

This program and extended segments of the  road test and panel discussion are also available on the website.

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

  1. Tesla Shares Patents To Spur Electric Car Development
  2. Toyota To Start Fuel Cell Vehicle Production In December
  3. Hyundai’s First Mass-Produced ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs Arrive In Southern California
  4. How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?
  5. Casualties on London’s roads at lowest ever
  6. World cup to trigger luxury car buying for premiership stars


In our feature interview we talk to Ken Dobinson about 40 km/hr speed limits – is there a technical solution that gives a better answer than just imposing a speed limit.

We road test the Honda Odyssey

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

  1. An attempt at the street luge speed record
  2. German scientists successfully test brain-controlled aircraft (What could possibly go wrong?)
  3. Jet-Propelled Car to Fly at 880km Per

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Now let’s get to the program.


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