Subaru is set to equip Liberty and Outback models with its succesful EyeSight technology in the later part of this year.
The idea is simple, equip vehicles with an eye that can detect potential collisions and help drivers in preventing accidents.
Subaru EyeSight system will see tiny road-facing cameras placed on each side of the rear-view mirror. These little units in conjunction with the car’s onboard computer can then work out between them if they need to jump in and assist the driver when a collision is imminent.
Australia will become the first market outside of Japan to adapt the technology. According to Nick Senior, Managing Director of Subaru Australia, more than 50 percent of Liberty models sold in the land of the rising sun are now equipped with EyeSight.
The technology has been undergoing rigorous testing in Australia for the last 12 months and will add even more kudos to the Japanese brand’s infallible reputation in safety.
At its core the idea is similar to Volvo’s CitySafe, but is likely to perform better when shown to the media. EyeSight works in numerous situations (as described below by Subaru):
Only a few years ago this type of technology was exclusive to the likes of BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These days it’s an ever decreasing time-frame from when the Europeans showcase a new technology and when the rest of the world quickly picks it up and puts it into more affordable vehicles.
CarAdvice will bring you a review of the EyeSight system when it lands in Australian showrooms.