Safety is a priority for us at Subaru, and we make no effort to hide that. We take pride in the safety of our vehicle. If you’ve been following this blog, our Facebook page or Twitter, you’ve probably heard by now about Subaru’s patented EyeSight technology. This is a great safety feature that we love to talk about, but how much difference does EyeSight really make?
In a recent study, Subaru vehicles equipped with EyeSight technology were found to reduce accidents significantly. How significantly you ask? The Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis (ITARDA) found that vehicles equipped with EyeSight technology had an 80 percent decrease in rear-end collisions between vehicles. Not only that, but the ITARDA also found that 50 percent fewer pedestrian accidents also occurred. This study took place in Japan with Subaru EyeSight-equipped vehicles from 2010 to 2014. There were over 10,000 accidents surveyed for this study.
EyeSight works by using special stereo cameras which are mounted at the top of the windscreen, which capture live images of the road ahead. These cameras can recognize potentially dangerous situations or objects, and alert the driver of the vehicle if they are distracted, obviously reducing the risk of collision and reducing impact damage. The new generation EyeSight system that is featured in the 2016 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, WRX, and Impreza adds brake light recognition, pre-collision steering assist and approximately 40 percent improvement in obstacle detection distance and visibility.
This is just one of the latest steps in Subaru’s quest to be the overall safety leader in Automobiles – and they are certainly well on their way to achieving that with EyeSight.
Come by Subaru of Niagara, and see for yourself how this EyeSight technology works in the real world. It really is incredible when you see it for yourself for the first time.