Subaru EyeSight reduces crashes

Data on Japanese traffic accidents has found Subaru vehicles equipped with EyeSight technology are involved in 61% fewer crashes than those without.

The company analysed a range of data involving the company’s vehicles from 2010 to 2014 that was measured in terms of accidents per 10,000 vehicles. The analysis found vehicles equipped with EyeSight had 84% fewer rear-end collisions, a 62% reduction in vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and 49% fewer vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes.

Subaru’s EyeSight is an advanced collision avoidance technology, and acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers by employing stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards.

It uses two colour cameras that are located either side of the rear view mirror to detect the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards up to 110 metres in front.

The system uses braking, throttle management, cruise control, lane departure and sway warnings, steering assist and lead vehicle start alert technologies to maximise the safety of the driver and vehicle.

EyeSight is a major contributing factor to the Outback’s five-star Euro NCAP crash test safety rating. The technology has also resulted in a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ rating by the USA’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the top ‘Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus’ rating under the Japan NCAP safety test.

The device is also fitted as standard to every Subaru Outback sold in the UK with a Lineartronic (CVT) transmission.