Driving Wars

Channel Dave is set to drive itself to destruction with a groundbreaking new series, combining the very latest in remote control technology, robotics and high speed video links with some of Britain’s best stunt drivers. Hosted by Colin Murray, Driving Wars allows Britain’s self proclaimed driving elite to take part in TV’s most dangerous motoring challenges.

With Boy racers versus the Police, Go Kart Supremos versus fire truck drivers, Dave pits two teams of driving experts head to head. The rivals control real cars in real challenges, but instead of climbing aboard said stunt car, they are several hundred metres away, in an expertly converted Jaguar XJ6 that’s controlling the action.

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The steering system, accelerator and brakes of the Jaguar are hooked up to sensors that relay every move made by the contestants to a real car out on the track, via radio control.  That car is fitted with high tech receivers that relay every turn of the wheel or foot on the pedal in the Jaguar to the radio control car by means of compressed air operated robotics.

Using TV mini HD cameras inside the cars, the signal is transmitted via high speed video link to the teams in the base station as they race against the clock for automotive bragging rights.

In Hollywood Bond-esque style, the teams have to try and avoid being squashed by a 12 tonne truck, jump a 100ft line of cars at 60-70mph, avoid a head on smash with a gargantuan tanker lorry and escape from a giant industrial maze before their car is hit by missiles that will trigger a petrol bomb hidden in the boot. The winners then go onto further destruction to prove their total driving expertise.
The new, intensely dangerous and thrilling series will be on our screens for eight weeks from tonight  exclusively on Dave, but if you can’t wait until then to see sneak previews and photos from the series visit https://www.facebook.com/davewittybanter.

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