The final big, new addition is that of the Honda LogR data logger. It uses data from sensors and the car’s brain and is paired with an app on your phone to “improve driving skill both on and off the track”, and because the system uses the ECU it’s more accurate than standalone data loggers. There are three main functions, namely a Performance Monitor, a Log Mode and an Auto Score Mode.
With Performance Monitor, the infotainment screen displays things like the current gear, coolant and oil temperatures, coolant and atmospheric pressures, and engine air intake temperature. You can also see a G-meter, or see a 3D image of the car cornering, braking and acceleration. If your car is sideways in a look-at-me-oversteer moment, the 3D car will be sideways as well. Log Mode uses GPS to map where the car is and if, for example, it repeatedly crosses a start-finish line, whilst also gathering data on acceleration, braking, cornering and so on. According to Honda, “the goal is to encourage smooth inputs to the clutch, gear shift, steering, brakes and accelerator to keep the car balanced”. Finally there’s Auto Score, a similar system to Log Mode that monitors braking acceleration, cornering and straight-line driving but one that “encourages smoothness of inputs to help improve routine daily driving, rather than seeking faster lap times”. Like Log Mode, however, it’ll keep a record of GPS data, so it’ll know if you’re driving better or worse on a given stretch of road compared to the last time using a “driving-smoothness algorithm”.