Subaru's 20/20 Vision Wins Over Starry-Eyed Judges

Mon, 13/04/2015
 
Subaru’s new generation EyeSight® driver assist system has won an innovation excellence award from respected researcher, Canstar Blue.
 
EyeSight is one of eight innovations recognised within the automotive industry for offering a range of new features and services available to Australian motorists, with safety a key aspect of many.
 
The system uses stereo cameras mounted at the top of the windscreen, capturing “live” images of the road ahead – helping car and driver to react instantly to potentially dangerous situations. This can help prevent collisions, or reduce impact damage.  
 
Megan Doyle, Canstar Blue General Manager, said: “A great safety feature to have as standard on any vehicle, EyeSight by Subaru is not only innovative, but most importantly it could help prevent some of the needless collisions that occur on our roads every day.
 
“As a driver you would have to be super-human not to experience the odd moment of tiredness or dip in concentration behind the wheel, which could potentially lead to disastrous results. 
 
“Fortunately Subaru has created what is essentially an extra pair of eyes – alerting a driver to potential collisions and helping to mitigate the consequences of them. 
 
“We applaud Subaru for its innovation and dedication to improving the safety of both road-users and pedestrians.”
 
“We’re delighted our EyeSight driver assist technology has been recognised for excellence in innovation,” said Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior.
 
“Safety has always been a top priority for Subaru, and when we introduced the EyeSight driver assist technology in 2012, we elevated our safety commitment even further, potentially preventing collisions or reducing the severity.
 
“In Australia, EyeSight has attracted insurance premium reductions for vehicle owners, while late last year in Japan, Liberty and Outback models equipped with EyeSight were awarded top ratings in a new type of assessment conducted by the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).”
 
                  
 
Other international acclaim for EyeSight includes a maximum six point rating in Front Crash Prevention (FCP) tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States. 
 
In 2012, EyeSight won a prestigious Japanese government science and technology award. The five Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) engineers who developed EyeSight received the prize for Science and Technology 2012, Development Category, from Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
 
The award-winning third-generation EyeSight system, adds brake light recognition, pre-collision steering assist and approximately 40 per cent improvement in obstacle detection distance and camera angle view, to its already impressive credentials:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Sway Warning
  • Lead Vehicle Start Alert
  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Brake Assist
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
Third-generation EyeSight comes standard on all new generation Liberty and Outback petrol variants.
 
Find out more information on Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system.
 

About Canstar Blue

Canstar Blue was launched in July 2010 by CANSTAR. It is a researcher of retail finance information for more than 350 institutions across the finance sector. 
 
Canstar Blue releases regular surveys to measure and track Australian consumer satisfaction to help consumers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs. 

The full range of results can be seen on the Canstar Blue website at www.canstarblue.com.au