Nov
13
2013

SUBARU SAFETY EXCLUSIVE: EYESIGHT

Posted by Devin Kaulback

Nov 13, 2013 5:18:00 PM

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We often wax poetic about how important safety is to Subaru and now we have yet another feature to show you how serious we are. Our new EyeSight safety system is an option on the 2014 Outback, Legacy and Forester and believe us when we say it’s one of our most innovative safety systems yet.

WHAT IS SUBARU EYESIGHT?

Subaru’s new EyeSight technology allows vision on areas that can sometimes get neglected. You only have two eyes and that’s not always enough, so now we have a second pair of eyes watching out for you to warn you and help you avoid potential danger. With two cameras to monitor activity on the road, your drive is about to get easier.

ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL

Traffic doesn’t always flow at a steady speed and a slow down isn’t great when you want to have your cruise control set. Adaptive Cruise Control keeps a set speed but then automatically adjusts to keep you and your vehicle at a safe distance from the car ahead of you. It can even bring your vehicle to complete stop and then resume your settings when traffics picks up again. Highway driving just got easier – and safer!

PRE-COLLISION BRAKING

It happens. Sometimes we just don’t see a panic breaking situation happening ahead of us. With pre-collision braking, you don’t have to worry about rear-ending the vehicle in front of you. When EyeSight sees the situation you don’t, it helps to gradually slow of stop the car, saving you from a fender-bender or worse.

PRE-COLLISION THROTTLE MANAGEMENT

We’ve all been there, stopped behind a vehicle, waiting for the green light. EyeSight prevents those absent-minded starts if there is something in front of you. Your extra eyes, courtesy of Subaru, will spot the danger in your way and reduce the throttle, limiting your acceleration, as well as light a warning on your dash and sound an alarm. It doesn’t completely cut the throttle, but it will buy you time to realize your potential mistake and give you time to stop before it’s too late.

LANE DEPARTURE AND SWAY WARNING

Lane departure and sway warning comes in handy in case something catches your attention off the road. Subaru provides extra eyes to look ahead and identify lane markers. If your vehicles starts to drift from your lane without signaling. A warning will come up on the dash and an alarm will sound to get your attention back on the road. We won’t steer the car for you, but it gives you more awareness on the road.

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