Subaru has been slowly introducing its advanced driver assistance system – the EyeSight to its vehicle range hopes of creating safer roads for all road users alike. The third model in Subaru UK’s line up to come equipped with the EyeSight safety package is the Subaru Forester.
Subaru’s EyeSight safety package encompasses six technologies – Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. Curiously, the Forester does not get Touring Assist function which allows autonomous driving up to speeds of 120 km/h.
As opposed to radar-based system found on most vehicles, Subaru’s EyeSight uses two stereo cameras mounted on either sides of the rear-view mirror and uses image recognition to distinguish objects on the road. The EyeSight function is also calibrated to suit each designated country’s unique traffic conditions.
In Japan, the Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis have found that there were 61 percent fewer accidents involving EyeSight equipped cars compared to those without. Subaru UK will offer EyeSight a standard fitment on all Subaru Forester models from October 2017 onward.