‘New Eyesight’ Driving Assist System from Subaru

Japanese carmaker Subaru has developed a new safety device that will reportedly help increase road safety and help drivers avoid collisions. Dubbed ‘New EyeSight’, the driving assist system uses two forward-facing cameras mounted either side of the rear-view mirror.

New EyeSight also incorporates a ‘Pre-Collision Braking Control’ feature, which sounds an alarm to warn the driver of a potential collision with a vehicle in front.

If the speed difference between the driver’s vehicle and that in front is below 30 km/h, and if there is no action taken by the driver, the system will also automatically slow or stop the car in order to avoid a collision or minimise damage.

The ‘All-Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control System’ enables the vehicle to cruise safely on a motorway,
maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.  In slow traffic or traffic jams, the automatic emergency braking function stops the car and holds it still until the vehicle in front starts moving again.

“Subaru is committed to developing vehicles that provide ultimate safety and peace of mind, under the development concept of further pursuing Subaru’s exciting, reliable, and environmentally responsible driving,” a company statement reads. “The new Eyesight advanced driver assistance system actively manages various safety functions and further enhances Subaru drivers’ all-round safety driving experience.”

New Eyesight advanced driver assistance system will be available first on Japanese production cars, starting with the Legacy from mid May.

Hopefully, it will be much more effective than the recently failed crash-avoidance system on the Volvo S60...
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