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Honda's commitment to safety is embodied by the term 'Safety for Everyone' which means safety for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and all road users.

This was at the forefront of the minds of the designers of the new Civic, unveiled in September. One of the ways that this is achieved in the new Civic is through the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a front-mounted polygonal frame that is designed to prevent the cabin becoming deformed by distributing forces away from the passenger compartment. The new Civic also provides sophisticated pedestrian protection features, including windscreen wiper pivots designed to break away on impact and energy absorbing front wing mounts. The new Civic, developed specifically for the European market, will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.
 

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Very interesting, looks like an extremely safe car... However, why is the Civic going more and more oval shaped? Looks like a malformed Revel. Yeah sure I understand it's safer for pedestrians etc but it's turning into a sorry looking excuse for a Civic. Maybe I'll feel different once I see people modifying it, but currently I'm very unimpressed at the aesthetics.

On a side note, the technology inside cars (in general) is getting to an awesome level, but it's all heading towards a lack of autonomy which makes me feel uncomfortable somehow. If things carry on like this we'll all be driving glorified taxi cabs in no time. :shh:
 
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