Subaru says its EyeSight system reduces crashes by nearly two-thirds image

According to data from a survey of traffic accidents involving Subaru vehicles in Japan, many accidents have been avoided thanks to the company’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology.

The safety regulators are pushing hard for the implementation of many advanced safety systems as standard features on new cars. And increasingly more studies on such technologies are backing up their efforts, claiming this kind of assistance would greatly improve traffic safety. Subaru says that data released by a Japanese traffic accident survey shows a 61% reduction in crashes for vehicles equipped with the company’s EyeSight collision avoidance system. Subaru analysed a range of traffic accident data involving the company’s vehicles from 2010 to 2014 and found that vehicles equipped with EyeSight had 84 percent fewer rear-end collisions than those without, when measured in terms of accidents per 10,000 vehicles. The adoption of EyeSight resulted in 62 percent fewer vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and a 49 percent reduction in vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes, the Japanese automaker said.

EyeSight is fitted as a standard feature on Subaru Outback models sold in the UK with a Lineartronic (CVT) transmission. The system acts as a ‘second pair of eyes’ for drivers by monitoring the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards. EyeSight uses two colour cameras 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. EyeSight uses six technologies to maximise its efficiency: Pre-collision Braking, Pre-collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure & Sway Warning, Pre-collision Steering Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.