In this episode:
- The didn't do major surgery, but what it did makes a much better car. New face and rump, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an excellent powertrain, simple adaptive shocks and a well-priced basket of driver assist tech. My favorite Accord in years.
- The Smarter Driver will be intrigued by the transatlantic trade battle that surfaced crash safety weakness in US cars versus their counterparts in the EU. It threatens a hoped-for 650 percent boost in US car sales into the European market. We look at differences in crash-worthiness between cars on either side of the Atlantic.
- Car seats that read your rump to tailor drive modes and modify your mood are not far away as we show in Car Tech 101.
- Your emails this week were centered on the audacity of the VW emissions scandal, which I really do believe is like no other in modern carmaking history. As of this post, VW just had its first grilling on Capitol Hill and still seems a long way from any answers for the 480,000 US owners of what are now highly non-compliant vehicles.
As always, keep those emails coming; I read every one.