In certain circles, no other hot hatch will quite cut the mustard except for a Honda Civic Type R since the first version appeared in 1997. Enthusiasts would have their eye set on this car alone as it offered a blend of exceptional handling, analogue sensations, and a screamer of an engine. Now, with the FK8 generation car, the Type R has changed. Grown up in key aspects, just as the company had first attempted with its FK2 predecessor. It retains much of the boy racer appeal, but considers the needs of a more aged individual, being offered (only) in more practical 5-door guise instead and adopting a turbocharged engine. Still, it’s definitely not seemed to have softened its views on high performance front-driven hoonery. Honda’s team obviously put a lot of effort into the new Type R, merging new ideas with the old, in part to garner the favour of a broader [...]
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Everyone says the future is looking driverless, but what does that actually mean? Autonomy is the global automotive industry’s latest trend – and, boy, is it a concept to delight and fascinate tech heads. But for the man (person) in the street, the word means little. And if you are that person in the street, you want to know whether to trust the technology that will be guiding the driverless cars bearing down on you, as they begin to reach the market over the next decade or so.
So let’s start with the basics… What does ‘Autonomy’ mean? The word is defined as ‘independence or freedom… of will’. In the automotive context it refers to cars that can essentially ‘think’ for themselves and drive with less human input (or no input at all) than conventional cars. How does [...]