An explanation of Honda's Hybrid system -- Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). A detailed insight into how Honda's Hybrid vehicles work.
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    • Syed Habeeb Dastaan
      Syed Habeeb Dastaan

      0:05 illuminati confirm

      about 13 days ago
    • Sal
      Sal

      It's still burn gas and kills people

      about 1 month ago
    • face smasher
      face smasher

      it's incredible that in the 21st century we still behind technological advancement - and with that we continue the destruction of what is left from our environment throughout poor experimental engineering
      as we just witnessed from this comercial, these smarts cars are not too smart
      first of all, a car computer should be able to differentiate a sudden stop from a normal stop to prioritize fuel consumption according to the driver's habits before the car came to a stop, or while operating, then that could be considered progress at least in that area
      another isue to consider is fuel; why cars still need fuel to operate? these crazy designs are made to improve the wealth of these people that mass produce these comercial vehicles but do not benefit the end consumer after all

      about 8 months ago
    • Lai Chan Lee
      Lai Chan Lee

      or destroy the starter

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Harwood
      Jacob Harwood In reply to Lai Chan Lee

      Honda hybrids don't have starters. The electric motor is what starts the car

      about 7 months ago
    • Muslim guy 786
      Muslim guy 786

      There is nothing else like it 😎

      about 1 year ago
    • Kyle Cooper
      Kyle Cooper

      CC????

      about 1 year ago
    • Joshua Dep
      Joshua Dep

      One thing I don't get is how can the engine start up again while driving, won't that ruin the starter motor

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Harwood
      Jacob Harwood In reply to Joshua Dep

      +zaro33 I can verify this, since I now own a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. When I start my car, there is no starter whine, which tells me that it is indeed the electric motor that starts the engine. Same when it shuts off at stoplights, which it does when I put my car in neutral and coast (the transmission is a 5 speed manual, I've noticed that putting it in neutral activates this feature.) So you are correct in your statement

      about 7 months ago
    • zaro33
      zaro33 In reply to Joshua Dep

      Joshua Dep there is no starter motor in a hybrid from my understanding. There is an electric motor that also works for regeneration. From my understanding, when the gas engine is going to start, the electric engine starts first with battery power which then when has engine is needed the electric engine already did the work of the starter motor.

      about 1 year ago
    • Oliver Schaefer
      Oliver Schaefer

      I noticed the civic motor has 18 coils in its motor, the accord has 24 coils whats differance the in power?

      about 1 year ago
    • The Auto Channel
      The Auto Channel In reply to Oliver Schaefer

      Six coils.

      Sorry, I couldn't help it.

      More coils enhances ignition performance, which relates to lower emissions, better fuel consumption, and higher
      ignition voltage. A Honda Accord engine is typically larger than a Honda Civic engine, and it produces greater horse power. The Accord engine while being more powerful may not have as good fuel economy.

      about 1 year ago
    • Estuardo Caceres
      Estuardo Caceres

      beautiful hair

      about 1 year ago
    • Estuardo Caceres
      Estuardo Caceres

      baby u R beautiful

      about 1 year ago
    • Agent Smith
      Agent Smith

      Does it however make any sense if most of your driving is at over 120 km/h?

      about 2 years ago
    • XTRLFX
      XTRLFX In reply to Agent Smith

      yes it does - still helps to compensate for the downsized petrol engine.

      about 2 years ago
    • Fernanda
      Fernanda

      Can someone could help me with the subtitles, please!!! Is for a homework!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Makunt Izichi
      Makunt Izichi In reply to Fernanda

      smell of shite of your da

      about 4 months ago
    • Alvaro P.
      Alvaro P.

      You have your facts all wrong. It's not "parallel" assistance, it's "serial", and it can't run on electric motor alone unless it's coasting or slowing down. The Prius is the one that has parallel assistance and can run on electric alone.

      about 3 years ago
    • Myles Vance
      Myles Vance In reply to Alvaro P.

      The Honda IMA system is a parallel hybrid system, the Toyota Synergy Drive system can run as either a serial hybrid at low speeds or a parallel hybrid at high speed. The IMA system requires the engine to run along with the electric motor even at low speeds in its half assed "ev" mode which makes it a parallel hybrid. You mixed up parallel and serial hybrids.

      about 1 month ago
    • Eddie Racolo
      Eddie Racolo In reply to Alvaro P.

      prefer toyotas hybrid system den Honda...

      about 2 years ago
    • 岡充太郎
      岡充太郎 In reply to Alvaro P.

      My nephew works for Honda in Asaka(Honda's centaral labo) as engineer in robot arm. He loves his company but bought a Toyota car.

      about 2 years ago
    • thelastAZTECking
      thelastAZTECking In reply to Alvaro P.

      Thats What I said, I think Honda mislead people,This isn't a Hybrid car

      about 2 years ago
    • Arman Karapetyan
      Arman Karapetyan In reply to Alvaro P.

      Alvaro P. H

      about 2 years ago
    • RUND S.H
      RUND S.H

      Most street scene in this video lead me to remember NFS 2 game!

      about 3 years ago
    • RUND S.H
      RUND S.H

      Most street scene in this video lead me to remember NFS 2 game!

      about 3 years ago
    • DonKeyFaRT
      DonKeyFaRT

      This is amazing. Except the fact you don't see it all over the place. Why? Look at it, that thing is fucking hideous. I don't mean to bash but come on if your gonna get oeople to buy it, have it look decent. All hybrid cars are just terribly ugly and that is just a huge turn off for me. I was gonna buy one but then I saw it up close and god almighty it was ugly. They need to step it up with their design or this will be a fail soon

      about 3 years ago
    • CARL WongTW
      CARL WongTW In reply to DonKeyFaRT

      The first or second Insight ? I'm driving a 2013 facelift, still love it, still going strong and efficient for the years to come

      about 1 year ago
    • Aston W
      Aston W In reply to DonKeyFaRT

      Actually getting a lot of compliments on the look of my Insight, from my friends.

      Including I myself, truly in love with this aerodynamic design.. plus there are way more other cars which are uglier than this.

      about 1 year ago
    • Antonio Degas
      Antonio Degas In reply to DonKeyFaRT

      the original one? Yeah, crz is beautiful.

      about 1 year ago
    • Salty man Reviews
      Salty man Reviews In reply to DonKeyFaRT

      That ugly egg shape of the car lowers it's aerodynamic drag, I agree it is hideous but the cost at the pump offsets it.

      about 2 years ago
    • Taijean Moodie
      Taijean Moodie In reply to DonKeyFaRT

      +Imperialnight01 I'm 17 and my mom gave me a 2003 honda civic dx-g with over 257,000km. And to be honest I don't care I have a car so might as well enjoy it and plus this make saving money for a motorcycle even better! I always wanted a motorcycle so I don't care what car I get. Plus all the motorcycles today look fantastic so I don't have to be "picky" and whats wronf with the 2016 honda civic the dam thing looks amazing!

      about 3 years ago
    • Cloud Strife
      Cloud Strife

      Is it possible to have the motor assisting the engine building torque at low rev by having it connected to a pulley on the engine and then having it disconnected when desired ? would that snap the belt or chain ?

      Anyway I love the accent.

      about 5 years ago
    • Gb Muthu
      Gb Muthu In reply to Cloud Strife

      +Jacob Harwood absolutely! Nothing like the good old manual tranny. All I'm saying is that if it needs to be an auto, might as well be an eCVT rather than those mechanical arrangements. For these are all Slower Heavier Costlier Thirstier or SH*T spelt with a C ;)

      about 7 months ago
    • Jacob Harwood
      Jacob Harwood In reply to Cloud Strife

      +Gb Muthu Personally, I love that my car has a gearbox and clutch. Makes it more fun to drive. Why should driving a car be mundane?

      about 7 months ago
    • Gb Muthu
      Gb Muthu In reply to Cloud Strife

      Something like dual clutch. Only here 1 side works on the ICE & the other works on the electric motor. What i still don't understand is y isn't Honda able to design a comprehensive hybrid powerplant like Toyota has?! Toyota has completely replaced the gearbox with electrical motors to deal with the torque challenged regions of the ICE. Honda still seems to need some form of a gearbox & clutch to get the job done.

      about 1 year ago
    • electrictroy2010
      electrictroy2010 In reply to Cloud Strife

      Honda's new design does exactly that, but it doesn't use a pulley.  It uses a clutch to mechanically connect & disconnect the engine to the motor (which is tied to the wheels).  It does this process anytime over 44 miles/hour

      about 5 years ago
    • Andres Pinto
      Andres Pinto

      Honda PRIUS

      about 5 years ago
    • tristanhnl
      tristanhnl

      I have a 2013 Insight, and it NEVER...in any driving scenario, use only the battery, not even during low speed cruising. The Insight has a feature that tells you when gas is being used, and when electric is being used. I can confirm I am right, at least for my 2013 Insight anyway. If anything, my Insight guzzles up gas like crazy at low speeds! Highway driving is when this car shines; I get more than 60 mpg. Low speed city driving, w/o start-stops, give me 35 at best.

      about 5 years ago
    • Chris Martinez
      Chris Martinez In reply to tristanhnl

      It's probably the hybrid battery going bad if it's affecting milage. I have an 05 Civic hybrid and have had to replace some of the IMA cells already

      about 11 months ago
    • Myles Vance
      Myles Vance In reply to tristanhnl

      If you're going right around 20 MPH then you can get it to stop using the gas engine. Take your foot off the pedal and then lightly press the pedal down, it'll use the electric motor to propel the car and the screen will only show the arrow from the battery. This won't work if you're going up hills or putting the car under heavy loads at all, but for flat roads, it works. I do this every day on my way home because I live on a short gravel road at the bottom of a steep hill so the battery is fully charged by the time I get to my road.

      about 1 year ago
    • XTRLFX
      XTRLFX In reply to tristanhnl

      Owning a 2013 Insight myself - it can run on battery alone. Just needs to be very light on the pedal.
      Here is the trick... Accelerate to desired speed, drop the foot from the pedal until it shuts of the petrol engine. Gently press the gas pedal again.
      Watch the Assist/Charge gauge. It just needs to be little over neutral - then it does not use the petrol engine and there should only be an arrow from battery to car in the display.

      about 2 years ago
    • MAC DIZZLE
      MAC DIZZLE

      that first car was on mean girls

      about 6 years ago
    • Thomas
      Thomas

      Hybrid cars work best when you commute from out side a city on a motorway.
      so the battery is charged on the way and electric is used in slow moving start stop city traffic.

      about 6 years ago
    • howard drew
      howard drew

      the vtec just kicked in yo

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      what the hell

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      My car is in CLinic Darner instead of me as a human.

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      Misused my education in South Africa A LOt.He is mad and he let me become a mad person from the psychiatric depression till 10 years to go.what the hell he speaks in water etc etc.

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      Where is my car honda hybrid R1360 stolen.very bad people they r jealous and crual Madvi Gokool and Girish Hurnaum and Bhavish._+> Crual people. Sab ka mamoo ek big traitor to AAR DIST LTD. to arjun whenever he comes from South Africa is the same situation.Very Bad person has misused my education in South Africa

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      pilots be careful

      about 6 years ago
    • Devesh Ramchurn
      Devesh Ramchurn

      Go and search all the compact discs like a fool now my Papa and Aman r on board I will buy a plane ad i will drive on the road here

      about 6 years ago
    • Johnas John
      Johnas John

      oh..I see.. thanks for explaining it to me :)

      about 6 years ago
    • Johnas John
      Johnas John

      what about the AC and radio and all electric equipment when the car engine stops running ?? depends on battery? how about 3 hours of traffic jam??

      about 6 years ago