Subaru Forester Safe and Sound with EyeSight
The Subaru Forester is safe and sound with Eyesight, now fitted as standard. EyeSight is Subaru’s advanced driver assist technology, an extra set of eyes on the road and, if need be, an extra foot on the brake when you drive.
The institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis in Japan produced a study of Subaru vehicles involved in accidents between 2010 and 2014. It found that there were 61% fewer accidents involving EyeSight equipped cars compared to those without.
EyeSight has two stereo cameras, mounted on each side of the rear-view mirror, and they use image recognition to capture three-dimensional colour images with clinical precisions. The technology can distinguish vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles, pedestrians, lane markings and road furniture and can differentiate between these and determine the general traffic conditions.
In total EyeSight uses six technologies to maximise safety including Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
In the UK, Forester joins Outback and Levorg in the range to be fitted with EyeSight. Subaru are already among the safest on the road today; with all three vehicles in the SUV range receiving the maximum 5*Euro NCAP rating.
EyeSight will be standard equipment on all Forester XE Lineartronic and XE Premium Lineartronic models from October and will also be equipped with a black shark fin antenna and DAB radio. Prices start from £28,995.00 on the road.