Honda is one of the manufacturers that spend a huge amount of resources for R&D. The first human like robot was built by Honda. I was told this by a guy I met at fitness training Cirencester.
Now, the famous Honda insight hybrid gets a new face and new improved technology. Honda considers the insight to be the people’s hybrid, or in other worlds the most affordable out there. The car has a highly technological 1,3 litre i-VTEC and an electric motor with 14bhp. The average fuel consumption is around 70 MPG and CO2 emissions of only 101g/km which is significantly less than the bestselling VW Polo diesel. The transmission is a single speed CVT. The batteries in the new insight have been improved and now produce more energy while keeping the heat down and reducing the overall weight. In all of its modification the insight hybrid will have a braking regeneration system that transfers the energy produced while braking back to the batteries. The car is also equipped with an intelligent Drive Assist System, which monitors data from several sensors and gives feedback to the driver for his current fuel consumption.
The exterior of the new Insight hybrid has some elements from another eco car – the Honda FCX Clarity which uses hydrogen for fuel. However, the FCX is currently only available in the US where there is a well-established grid of petrol stations that sell hydrogen as well. As standard the Honda Insight hybrid comes with ABS, ESP, traction control, climate control, audio system that has an USB interface, which means that you can plug in your iPod or an usb thumb drive. For a few pounds extra you can order your insight with cruise control, DVD and navigation system as well as leather upholstery. However, from Honda expect that the entry level modification will outsell the top one, as the insight is marketed as an affordable car.