The 6 main features of the new technology are; Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Brake Assist, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Sway Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lead Vehicle Alert. Subaru brought 3 vehicles to demonstrate the Pre-Collision Braking and the Pre-Collision Throttle Management.
There are 2 cameras located inside of the windshield that use proprietary visual recognition software developed by Subaru. When dangerous objects are detected, a visual warning is displayed on the instruments panel along with auditory sounds to alert the driver. If the driver does not take action the technology does.
“The technology’s job is to get your attention to help you avoid a collision. The cameras act as an extra pair of eyes, said Subaru’s Dealer Training Manager, Brian Friedman. “This is Driver Assist Technology not Driver Replacement Technology. It was engineered to help avoid and/or minimize collisions. This technology can prevent injury, as well as vehicle damages and the costs associated with traffic collisions.”
Dealers and Cerritos members and students were able to test drive the 2014 Subaru Foresters equipped with the Subaru EyeSight technology. “We had a foam wall set up and instructed our participants to drive towards it at 20 mph without braking. Once the vehicle detects the wall, the technology reacts and stops the vehicle. We use this demonstration to show that the technology works,” said Brian Friedman.
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Founded in 1968, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is renowned for durability, reliability, traction and "active safety," represents one of the highest repurchase-loyalty ratings in the U.S. market. Today, the Subaru product line includes the Subaru Impreza, WRX, STI, BRZ, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, and Subaru Tribeca. To learn more, visit http://www.subaru.com/