Overdrive: Touring in Kia Sportage; new Mini’s connectivity; Private tunnels – the new transport?

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that ponders the purpose of cars and transport

I’m David Brown

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

  1. 2018 car sales get the staggers
  2. Tesla reveals plans for Chinese plant as new tariffs start to bite
  3. Toyota supports hydrogen-powered autonomous boat
  4. BMW group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for mini electric vehicles in china
  5. The future will be dockless: could a city really run on ‘floating transport’?
  6. Rolls-Royce motor cars announces strong half-year sales and investment boost


We toured around the rural regions outside Canberra in a new Kia that, like all their cars, they have tuned for our local conditions. We review the experience

And Alan Zurvas brings us up-to-date on the latest mini and its connectivity.

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

  1. A new Elon Musk? Man had network of tunnels beneath home
  2. Blind Pedestrians Sue the City to Improve Crosswalk Safety


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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.


Originally broadcast 14 July 2018.

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