Initially making its debut in the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, the refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a revised face and improved performance, and making its debut for this year, at least in the American market, is the addition of the LogR data logging smartphone app.
Unlike most aftermarket data logging systems, LogR uses more data points as it gives your smartphone in-depth access to the vehicle’s on-board computer. Drivers interact with Honda LogR through three main functions. A Performance Monitor provides vehicle information to the driver on the Display Audio screen, while Log Mode records lap times on the track. Finally, the Auto Score function encourages smooth driving by monitoring braking, acceleration, and steering, and generating a “driving smoothness” score using proprietary algorithms developed by Honda with the help of professional Honda drivers.
While driving, the LogR app is seamlessly accessed through the Civic Type R’s Display Audio infotainment system when your smartphone is connected via USB through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc, says that the app is available for download around Spring 2020, but whether or not this app will be available to users outside the US is still unknown at this point. In addition, the app is also exclusive to the 2020 Civic Type R, which received quite a number of upgrades to improve its handling and comfort all around. Safety also becomes a higher priority with the Civic Type R as it now comes with Honda Sensing, adding adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, among other features to the Civic Type R.