Subaru’s pioneering driver assistance technology, EyeSight, warns you of potential collision risks. EyeSight is currently available on all lineartronic Outback and Levorg models.
Avoiding a collision in the first place is the best way to stay safe. So Subaru engineers looked at how a vehicle could make sense of its surroundings. Their answer was Eyesight, a two camera, stereo imaging system. Capturing high resolution 3D colour images and processing them in real-time, EyeSight detects and interprets its environment on the move.
It accurately tracks things like vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. It can even understand lane markers on the tarmac. Should EyeSight detect a potential collision risk, the system quickly gives you audible warnings and help. The alerts also make drivers consider if they are fatigued and should rest. Your Subaru’s pre-collision steering assist, adaptive cruise control and braking assistance can immediately reflect the unfolding events. Outback lineartronic models are the first in the range to feature Eyesight.
Unlike conventional cruise control, EyeSight doesn’t just maintain the speed you set. When it senses a vehicle in front, Adaptive Cruise Control moderates your progress to maintain a set distance apart. Monitoring both distance and differences in speed, the system adjusts the engine, transmission and braking to match the traffic flow. Designed for use on motorways and similar roads, Adaptive Cruise Control even monitors the brake lamps of the vehicle in front. The car can reflect stop-and-go motorway traffic conditions for you, reducing stress on long drives.
If you start
getting tired or distracted and start wandering or drifting in a lane at
speeds of over 37 mph, a Lane Sway Warning triggers a buzzer and a
flashing indicator to make you aware you are in danger. If your speed is
lower, at 31 mph or more, and you begin to drift and change your lane
without signalling, the Lane Departure Warning warns you in the same
Lead Vehicle Start Alert: When you’re waiting in stationary traffic, it’s easy to become distracted. If EyeSight senses that vehicles in front have started moving again but you haven’t, a buzzer and a flashing indicator prompt you to move off.
We can all make mistakes. Should you accidentally engage forward drive, instead of reverse, EyeSight has your back. If an obstacle is detected in front of the car, the Pre-collision Throttle Management system sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine output to help avoid a collision. If EyeSight detects a potential frontal impact, Pre-collision Steering Assist helps you turn sharply to take avoiding action.
If you’re about to
collide, and should brake immediately, Subaru’s pre-collision braking
system will warn you. A buzzer sounds with a visual dashboard alert. If
you don’t take evasive action, the system can automatically apply the
brakes to reduce any impact, or if possible, prevent the collision. If
you can take evasive action, the system applies pre-collision braking
assistance for emergency deceleration. We can’t prevent every collision.
But we’ll do everything we can to help you avoid one.
Added: 2nd August 2017