I sing the praises of the Subaru Eyesight Safety System on the air all the time, especially after a Cleveland Car Pro Show listener called to tell us that he insisted his wife get Eyesight, and it saved her from a serious accident. Apparently, many agree with me!
Subaru Sells One-Millionth Eyesight System
Subaru says it recently sold its one-millionth vehicle equipped with the award-winning technology. Introduced in the 2013 Legacy and Outback models, EyeSight is available across Subaru model lines except the BRZ sports car. For the 2019 model year, EyeSight is standard on the all-new Subaru Ascent SUV as well as the Outback SUV, Legacy midsize sedan and fully redesigned Forester SUV.
FYI, next week look for my review all-new 2019 Subaru Forester Sport, and yes, it has Eyesight.
Currently, Subaru’s Eyesight driver assist features include Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure and Sway Warning; and Lane Keep Assist. Subaru says all 2018 models equipped with EyeSight received the highest possible rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The technology is capable of detecting vehicles traveling in front and can activate in order to mitigate or even avoid the collision. The system reduces rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85 percent according to IIHS.
With the help of two Subaru-developed color cameras mounted behind the windshield, EyeSight can identify vehicles traveling in front, traffic lanes, obstacles and pedestrians. The system has helped reduce the rate of pedestrian-related insurance claims by 41 percent according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.
For more on the Eyesight system check out the Youtube video below.
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