Like many other manufacturers, Subaru has been developing their own collision avoidance system. These systems are similar to the ones used by companies like Google and Apple that are developing self-driving cars, but it is not the same thing. Subaru’s EyeSight is simply a collision detection and avoidance system. EyeSight is an option on many new Subaru models in Naperville.
What is it Doing?
EyeSight monitors many different variables, more than anyone can keep up with on their own. It uses sensors to detect if you are about to have a collision, the speed f traffic, and if you move outside of our lane. The uses for this system are endless, but it is ultimately a safety feature. Subaru even says themselves that it is “Everything Subaru engineers know about safety.”
If EyeSight detects that you are about to have a collision, then it will apply the brakes for you. It will apply them as much as safely possible and can often prevent an accident. While this may not prevent all collisions, it should reduce the severity of the wreck.
Lane Wander Detection
In addition to detecting if you are about to hit someone, EyeSight can also tell if you are swerving out of your lane and alert you. This can prove invaluable when you are on a long trip or driving at night and may doze off accidentally. The system will give you an audible warning that should wake you up and make you aware of the danger.
Adaptive Cruise Control
While this is not a safety feature, it is included with EyeSight. The system will detect the speed of the vehicle in front of you if you happen to come up on someone with your cruise control on. It will then adjust your speed to match theirs while keeping a safe distance. For anyone who drives long, straight shot distances down the interstate this will be a welcome addition. No one likes having to turn off their cruise control because someone ahead of them is going too slow. Check out www.hawksubaru.com for more updates.