Honda's Civic Type R was made for track carving, with 306 hp, Brembo brakes and a limited-slip differential. But it also comes with a smartphone app that analyzes performance and driving data while flying through the corners to help improve lap times.
The LogR application is unique in that it's incorporated directly into Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it features access to the Type R's onboard computer unlike aftermarket systems and it generates an overall score based on algorithms developed by Honda with professional drivers.
Drivers use Honda LogR with three main functions, Honda says. A performance monitor provides vehicle information; Log Mode records a driver's lap times on the track. And an Auto Score function calculates a score for smoother driving by monitoring how the driver brakes, accelerates and steers the car.
Once unplugged from the vehicle, the app provides in-depth analysis, including previous track sessions and performance traces of the car going around the roadway, as well as replays using GPS mapping.
The app is expected to be available for download sometime in the spring.
— Laurence Iliff