Subaru begins to increase its efforts to provide security for drivers and pedestrians by EyeSight technology. Subaru begins to strengthen its care technology for drivers by including the EyeSight system technology that will be shown next month at the New York Auto Show. The first time EyeSight Driver Assistance was observed in the Impreza Concept unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2010. It should be clarified that this technology has been in the Japanese models since 2008, but not for the rest of the world.
The EyeSight system is a technology that aims at supporting the driver like a second pair of eyes. By using stereo cameras mounted on the rearview mirror, you can determine the distance that a vehicle is or pedestrians ahead. Subaru has stated that at a speed of 19mph the system is able to detect any obstacles and can even activate the brakes to slow the vehicle stops if the driver does not do it on time.
When the speed exceeds 19mph, the system can still activate the brakes if it detects an object or another vehicle, but need to stop the vehicle completely but just slow down. The effect generated this help system is very similar to that seen in the “Volvo Pedestrian Detection” and some of the functions of the “Mercedes Benz Distronic Plus System“. It is good to the recent comparison considering that both are “Premium” brands, as Subaru has begun to increase their security efforts offering EyeSight at a very affordable price.
Other features EyeSight system is the lane change warning and cruise control. The adaptive cruise control system operates at speeds from 1mph to 87mph, coming to stop the vehicle completely if required. This system will be initially offered in 2013 models Outback wagon and Legacy sedan, but can be expanded to other models future.