In addition to the new Subaru Hybrid car the Japanese company will also preview its new EyeSight + (plus) safety system at Tokyo Motor Show (the previous generation EyeSight system has already been in use in Japan).
If you thought the Germans were the king of vehicle safety technology, you’d probably be right, but we are happy to see the Japanese really stepping up the game to bring advanced safety features into everyday cars.
Subaru’s latest development is called EyeSight which is a system which incorporates vehicle-to-vehicle and road-to-vehicle communication technology.
The system uses stereo camera technology to recognise a wide range of driving environments and assist in collision prevention.
Subaru says it uses a specialised 3D image-processing engine that can recognise both pedestrians and cyclists, informing the driver of their presence.
From what we understand Eyesight + will make use of information from other cars equipped with similar technology to inform the driver of a wide range of driving conditions.
Eyesight will also act similar to Volvo’s Bliss system in detecting and advising the driver of vehicles that move into and out of blind spots.
We expect much more detail on the new EyeSight system at the Tokyo Motorshow next month. Below is a video of the previous generation EyeSight system being tested: