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Subaru's EyeSight System Offers Suite Of Safety Technologies

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On: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 3:46PM | By: Chris Weiss

Subaru's EyeSight System Offers Suite Of Safety Technologies

Like other automakers around the world, Subaru is working to make roads safer by the application of new technologies. Its Eyesight system is a camera-based safety feature that provides collision prevention, intuitive cruise control and other driver assistance functions.

Subaru will launch its new EyeSight system at the New York Auto Show next month. The automaker describes the system as a suite of safety and driver assist technologies. Those technologies include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and vehicle lane departure warning.

The Eyesight system is based around two charge-coupled device cameras mounted on the upper inside edge of the windshield. Subaru says the location was chosen in part to prevent damage that could easily occur to bumper-mounted hardware.

The cameras create stereo images that analyze the road in front of you for cars, obstacles, lane markings, etc. The images are processed through a computer, which is connected to the brake system and electronic throttle control. If the system detects an obstacle at speeds under 19 mph, it can automatically brake the car if the driver does not do so himself. The system may also cut the throttle if it detects an obstacle while the driver is continuing to accelerate.

The system also monitors lane markings to provide a warning if the car begins to sway over the lines without the blinker being activated. The Adaptive Cruise Control uses the brake and accelerator to maintain a safe speed and distance from the vehicle ahead. It even works in stop and go traffic, helping to prevent driver fatigue.

Eyesight will debut on 2013 Legacy and Outback models at the New York show in early April. It will be available on those two models and other Subaru cars starting later this year. Subaru claims that it will be among the most affordable such systems in the US.


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