AD #2178 – Hyundai Sonata Gets Significant Refresh, Honda Clocks Go Crazy, HCCI Engine Breakthrough?

August 28th, 2017 at 11:37am

Runtime: 8:30

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- The Long Arm of Justice
- Safety Tech Reduces Accidents
- Problems with Bolt Batteries 
- Honda Clocks Go Crazy
- Royal Mail Tests EV Trucks
- Sonata Gets Significant Refresh
- HCCI Engine Breakthrough?

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11 Comments to “AD #2178 – Hyundai Sonata Gets Significant Refresh, Honda Clocks Go Crazy, HCCI Engine Breakthrough?”

  1. Chuck Grenci Says:

    The Achates and now the Nautilus engine: opposed piston and now plugless HCCI; both seem years away (but maybe). Time will tell……accent on time.

  2. Drew Says:

    @1 – could be a long time if they are using a Honda clock.

  3. Brett Cammack Says:

    re: Honda

    If it’s only Nav-equipped units, it is probably a bug in the GPS code. GPS is time-based.

  4. GM Veteran Says:

    One would hope that if more senior VW executives are wanted in the US, that in time, they will be arrested and tried in Germany on charges from the German government. In some ways, their actions are more grievous there, since that is where the development of the deception took place.

  5. Lambo2015 Says:

    Honda; In the 1968 movie 2001 Space Odyssey their ships computer system begins to display strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine..

  6. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Yes,the infamous HAL 9000.

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Is Nautilus a division of Mazda, or did Mazda and Nautilus almost similtaniously “crack the code” on HCCI engines? Weren’t we hearing a couple weeks ago that Mazda did it?

  8. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Mazda’s HCCI still had plugs (spark) for certain conditions. The Nautilus system is still in pre-development for larger sized engines; on the show they kind of alluded to about five years though they did have one major manufacturer (that they wouldn’t/couldn’t divulge).

  9. Bob Wilson Says:

    When I tested a 2016 Prius, I could not get TSS-P in the fuel efficient, Level 2 ECO. I turned down a moonroof, Level 3 for an after lease, 2014 BMW i3-REx with TSS-P equivalent. I kept a paid off, 2010 Prius as backup.

    In December, the BMW i3-REx had a broken motor mount bolt and I test drove a Prius Prime with TSS-P. I replaced the 2010 Prius with the 2016 Prius Prime and never looked back.

    Safety sold both cars because they have collision avoidance and dynamic cruise control. Also, I don’t mind cutting my costs in half to drive in EV yet each can handle affordable highway trips.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I usually have the lane departure warning turned off on my 2017 Prius, but maybe I should have it on, since data says it might be useful.

  11. Ukendoit Says:

    Kit, its like insurance… you never need it until its too late!