Driver assistance technology
Subaru’s pioneering driver assistance technology, EyeSight, warns you of potential collision risks. EyeSight is currently available on all lineartronic Outback models. Learn how…
Subaru collision avoidance: EyeSight
Avoiding a collision in the first place is the best way to say safe. So Subaru engineers looked at how a vehicle could make sense of its surroundings. Their answer was EyeSight – a two camera, stereo imaging system. Capturing high resolution 3D colour images and processing them in real-time, EyeSight detects and interprets its environment on the move.
It accurately tracks things like vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. It can even understand lane markers on the tarmac. Should EyeSight detect a potential collision risk, the system quickly gives you audible warnings and help. The alerts also make drivers consider if they are fatigued and should rest. Your Subaru’s pre-collision steering assist, adaptive cruise control and braking assistance can immediately reflect the unfolding events. Outback lineartronic models are the first in the range to feature Eyesight. For full details on using Eyesight safely, see your owner’s manual.
Adaptive cruise control
Unlike conventional cruise control, EyeSight doesn’t just maintain the speed you set. When it senses a vehicle in front, Adaptive Cruise Control moderates your progress to maintain a set distance apart. Monitoring both distance and differences in speed, the system adjusts the engine, transmission and braking to match the traffic flow. Designed for use on motorways and similar roads, Adaptive Cruise Control even monitors the brake lamps of the vehicle in front. The car can reflect stop-and-go motorway traffic conditions for you, reducing stress on long drives.
Lane sway and departure warning
If you start getting tired or distracted and start wandering or drifting in a lane at speeds of over 37 mph, a Lane Sway Warning triggers a buzzer and a flashing indicator to make you aware you are in danger. If your speed is lower, at 31 mph or more, and you begin to drift and change your lane without signalling, the Lane Departure Warning warns you in the same way.
Lead Vehicle Start Alert: When you’re waiting in stationary traffic, it’s easy to become distracted. If EyeSight senses that vehicles in front have started moving again but you haven’t, a buzzer and a flashing indicator prompt you to move off.
Pre-collision throttle management and steering assist
We can all make mistakes. Should you accidentally engage forward drive, instead of reverse, EyeSight has your back. If an obstacle is detected in front of the car, the Pre-collision Throttle Management system sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine output to help avoid a collision. If EyeSight detects a potential frontal impact, Pre-collision Steering Assist helps you turn sharply to take avoiding action.
Braking before collisions
If you’re about to collide, and should brake immediately, Subaru’s pre-collision braking system will warn you. A buzzer sounds with a visual dashboard alert. If you don’t take evasive action, the system can automatically apply the brakes to reduce any impact, or if possible, prevent the collision. If you can take evasive action, the system applies pre-collision braking assistance for emergency deceleration. We can’t prevent every collision. But we’ll do everything we can to help you avoid one.
- EyeSight is a driving support system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations.
- As EyeSight can detect only objects of more than 1 metre above the ground, children measuring less than 1 metre in height are not sensed. There may be cases when detection is not possible depending on a variety of conditions.
- Pre-collision Braking System may not work in all situations. Depending on the speed difference from objects, the object’s height and other conditions, every situation may not meet the necessary conditions for EyeSight to work optimally.