The improvements to EyeSight will almost certainly reaffirm the important endorsement the current version of the system received from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In their first-ever tests on automatic vehicle-braking systems, both the Subaru Legacy and the Outback earned top honors.
EyeSight is currently only available in the U.S. on the Legacy, Outback, and Forester. At this point, it isn’t clear whether the system will be made available on other models in the Subaru lineup.
The next-generation EyeSight system will include:
- Improved stereo camera with a 40% wider view
- Increased visibility range
- The ability to detect red brake lights
- Adaptive cruise control
- Hazard avoidance system
- Increased auto-braking power at speeds of up to 31 mph
- Lane-keeping system
- Lane-departure departure prevention
As automakers scramble to develop their own high-tech safety systems, Subaru appears to be among the leaders in the industry in providing a suite of smart, innovative systems designed to actively help drivers avoid collisions. The high rating from the IIHS is a clear indication that EyeSight is setting the pace for the rest of the industry.
For the past four years in a row, from 2010 to 2013, every model in the Subaru lineup has earned the Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS — Subaru is the only automaker that has been so honored. This speaks to the general safety in structure and engineering as much as to the inclusion of advanced safety technologies, since EyeSight wasn’t introduced in the U.S. until 2012.
The knowledgeable staff at Subaru of Hilton Head will be happy to provide those interested with more information on both the current and the upcoming next-generation EyeSight system. To get all of the exciting details, area drivers should visit the dealership or call (888) 728-8049.
Subaru of Hilton Head is part of the New River Auto Mall. The New River Auto Mall is a group of 12 dealerships featuring 16 franchises, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Land Rover, Subaru, and Volkswagen. The New River Auto Mall is located on Highway 278, 5 miles east of I-95 at exit 8. You can find the mall online at www.newriverautomall.com.