Subaru EyeSight™ Wins Award

Wed, 18/04/2012


Subaru’s EyeSight™ driver assist system has won a prestigious Japanese government science and technology award.

The five Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) engineers who developed EyeSightTM received the prize for Science and Technology 2012, Development Category, from Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The awards honour those who have made noteworthy contributions either to the research and development of science and technology, or to its public understanding.

It is the first time FHI has won the award.

The FHI representatives recognised in the award all work in the Third Vehicle Research and Experiment Department, Subaru Engineering Division.

They are: Eiji Shibata, Deputy General Manager; Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Senior Engineer; Tasuku Maruyama, Senior Engineer; Shinya Kudo, Senior Engineer and Hiroki Kato, Engineer.

EyeSight uses stereo camera technology to provide driver assistance in a variety of conditions.

The features include Pre-Collision Braking that can stop the vehicle if it detects the risk of frontal collision.

FHI successfully developed EyeSight to use one sensor which not only controls the driving support system but also measures the distance, the speed difference and the relative positions between the front of the vehicle and another car.

Since its introduction in Japan, this user-friendly system has been highly praised for a good balance between its affordable pricing and excellent utility.

Sales of EyeSight models in Japan have accounted for more than 80 per cent of the total of some Subaru model ranges.

In Australia, EyeSight is a standard feature in Model Year 2012 Liberty 3.6R Premium and Outback 3.6R Premium.


EyeSight™ Background

EyeSight™ uses minute stereo cameras located in a single compact unit near the rear-view mirror, to recognize a variety of potential road hazards and alert the driver.

EyeSightTM is a driver assistance system combining active, passive and preventative safety technologies.


About Subaru

Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.