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 |  May 16 2014, 12:22 PM


Subaru’s 2015 Legacy mid-size sedan will start at $22,490 including delivery when it begins to arrive at dealers this summer.

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 |  Jan 23 2014, 7:44 PM


Subaru has revealed its next-generation EyeSight driver assistance system which now features color stereo cameras that deliver approximately 40 percent longer and wider detection range.

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 4:15 PM


Subaru‘s EyeSight system is entering its second generation with additional functionality and driver-assistance technologies.

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 |  Mar 15 2012, 7:01 PM

Subaru announced its new, low-cost suite of safety systems called “EyeSight” today that the company says will be one of the most affordable instances of this technology on the U.S. market. 

By using two charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras mounted inside the car on the upper edge of the windshield, the company is able to offer a hybrid of safety featured including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and vehicle lane departure warning. The feature is scheduled to debut as an option in the 2013 Outback and Forrester at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

Keeping the cameras inside the car, Subaru says, will also prevent them from being damaged where other, bumper-mounted, systems might suffer.

At speeds below 19 mph, the system will be able to detect pedestrians and avoid impending collisions and is even able to stop the car completely under certain circumstances. When above that speed, EyeSight can apply the brakes if driver intervention isn’t detected.

Aside from applying the brakes, the system can also cut the throttle to slow down. EyeSight can also detect when the driver mistakenly shifts into drive instead of reverse while in a parking space.

The system can also be shut off, if so desired, to avoid notifications during off-road or rough road travel.

Pricing details weren’t released, but expect it to cost less than $2,100 which is how much Volvo’s comparable “technology package” runs for.

 |  Apr 23 2010, 5:03 PM


Looks like cars of the future will have cameras everywhere. Subaru has just announced EyeSight, a camera-based driver assist option not unlike Volvo City Safety.

It works in conjunction with Subaru’s new “pre-collision braking control” system — if the cameras detect an object or person in danger of being mowed down, an alarm will sound to warn the driver. If the driver is an idiot and does nothing, the car will try to stop itself. If the speed difference is below 18.5 mph, the car can stop itself — any faster and the braking system will try to reduce the force of the impact.

We suppose that’s the cool tech. The less-than-flashy technology Subaru also introduced is brake assist, which provides additional boost for the braking system in a panic stop. It’ll be available in Japan next month, and we’ll likely see it in North America on the first refresh of the Legacy / Outback twins.