Subaru’s third generation EyeSight Technology

Subaru XV EyesightWith rapid development of technology in automobiles it sometimes easy to take it all for granted.  As part of an ongoing series of understanding technology, Rob Fraser looks at the Subaru Eyesight system and how it helps manage safety for the occupants.

Subaru’s third generation EyeSight is like an extra pair of eyes with dual CMOS cameras watching the surroundings when you’re driving and producing images in colour, enabling recognition of even low-contrast objects.

The Eyesight technology integrates seamlessly with everyday features on your Subaru such as  Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure warning. It recognises brake lights from the car in front and activates the Pre Collision Braking system to avoid or minimise impact.

It will tell you if the car in front has moved away at lights if you are shamefully looking at your phone and will reduce the throttle response if you mistakenly hit the accelerator and there is an object detected in front of you.

A key feature is the availability of EyeSight status and warnings being displayed on the windscreen.

Like a lot of current technology, in cars, Subaru’s Eyesight helps make driving a safer experience.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.