Overdrive: BMW, Car Data, Driverless cars; Mercedes’ Electric cars; Ford Focus; Toyota’s torch

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In this program, we take a look at the latest news stories including:

  1. BMW launches car data unit
  2. Car Sales
  3. New car purchases are more efficient on average but consumer preferences are changing according to a report released by the National Transport Commission.
  4. UK’s Venturer driverless car project publishes results of first ‘handover/takeover’ trials
  5. Toyota expands safety research for self-drive

Mercedes Benz is not a member of the Australian Electric Vehicle Council just yet but they are going hammer and tongs on electric car development.  And they have some advice to the Federal Government for free.  We talk to their David McCarthy.

We road test the pocket rocket Ford Focus RS

And in our panel discussion with Alan Zurvas we take merry look at stories including:

  1. Toyota is hoping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Torch will be lit from its flying car
  2. ‘Nines-with-light’: Behind the making of the Dodge Demon

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Originally aired on 10 June 2017.

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