Subaru Debuts Upgraded Version of EyeSight With More Features
Perhaps one of the best new technology suites we saw introduced last year on the 2014 Subaru Forester, EyeSight quickly became one of the most accessible versions of adaptive cruise control on the market. For just a hair over 30 grand, shoppers could get a car with a safety system that had most often been associated with high-end luxury vehicles, one which could automatically brake in an instant if it sensed an impending on-road danger. Now, for the 2015 model year, EyeSight has gotten even better. Where most adaptive cruise control systems use radar, EyeSight uses stereo cameras to sense approaching objects. For 2015, those cameras now sense color, allowing EyeSight to read traffic in front of it up to 40 percent farther ahead than before. EyeSight also adopts a traffic mode that can keep the car moving in heavy traffic while braking automatically and a new camera placement that not only takes up 15 percent less space on the windshield but is also now placed on the outskirts of each side for greater visibility. In addition, 2015 Subaru models equipped with EyeSight will also have lane-departure warning, blind spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert up to 23 feet behind the car, and lane change assist. Having used the outgoing system in the 2014 Subaru Forester, we were mightily impressed with how it worked. We anticipate that the first vehicle we'll see this technology on will likely be the 2015 Subaru Legacy midsize sedan, which is anticipated to be completely redesigned for the new model year. We expect it to debut early at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Source: Subaru
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