After eight years and seven months since the launch of its EyeSight driver assist system Subaru models equipped with the system surpassed one-million units in November 2016.
EyeSight achieved a world first in using solely stereo camera technology to provide a driver-assist system incorporating features such as adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking that detects not only cars, but also pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists in the vehicle’s path.
EyeSight-equipped Subaru models are currently sold in Canada, U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and China and are continuing to be rolled out to other global markets.
The preventive safety performance of the EyeSight system has been highly rated by third-party testing bodies around the world.
In the U.S., the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded all models equipped with EyeSight the highest possible “Superior” rating in its 2017 front crash prevention tests.
In Japan, EyeSight-equipped models tested in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment have all received the highest possible rating.
Other testing bodies have also rated the system highly, including the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which awarded all of Subaru vehicles equipped with EyeSight the highest possible five-star overall rating in its safety assessment.
Subaru plans to continue to enhance its primary, active, passive and pre-collision safety technologies under its “all-around safety” principle.