Subaru Japan has just updated its EyeSight driver assist system with Touring Assist function which allows for autonomous driving from traffic jam to highway commutes. The new system will be available exclusively for the Japanese domestic market for now, starting with the Subaru Levorg and WRX S4.
Touring Assist operates under three scenarios – traffic jams, congested roads and high-speed cruising. Building upon the existing EyeSight driver assist systems such as Pre-collision Braking Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Prevention Assist, Touring Assists adds automated steering to keep the vehicle in its track and is able to accelerate, decelerate, corner and come to a complete stop without driver input at speeds of up to 120 km/h.
Using Subaru’s original Stereo Camera Technology, the car is able to recognise road markings, obstacles and vehicles in front for the systems to operate consistently in a multitude of real-world settings. Subaru claims that the new Touring Assist system greatly reduces the driver’s burden as well as facilitate a safer journey every time.
In addition to that, Japan-spec models equipped with EyeSight safety package will benefit from a new Reverse Automatic Braking that automatically applies brakes when it detects an imminent collision when reversing. Again, it will debut in the Levorg and WRX S4 and remains exclusively for the Japanese market – for now.
Subaru EyeSight with Touring Function
Subaru WRX S4