Subaru Australia has announced it will include its EyeSight driver assist system as standard on the 2015 Subaru Liberty which goes on-sale here in January 2015.

LAUNCHING IN January 2015, the sixth-generation 2015 Subaru Liberty will get the latest version of EyeSight, which adds brake light recognition, pre-collision steering assist and a 40% improvement in distance and wide angle range.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: “Safety has long been an elevated focus at Subaru and that’s been consistently recognised by high five-star occupant safety ratings right across our range from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

“EyeSight driver assist takes our safety commitment even further, potentially preventing collisions or reducing the severity.

“One of the nicest parts of my role are the emails, calls and letters from customers expressing gratitude for the great Subaru engineering that has saved them in dangerous situations and EyeSight has only increased that level of communication.”

He added: “Another hidden benefit of EyeSight is that, if a collision does occur, the position of the cameras helps avoid potentially costly damage to them. Some competing systems have sensors and equipment located right at the front of the car, including the grille, and this can be an expensive repair exercise.”

Improvements to EyeSight fitted on 2015 Subaru Liberty include:

  • Pre-Collision Braking – augmented with braking assistance;
  • Pre-Collision Steering Assist – if the possibility of collision with a vehicle or obstacle in front occurs, Vehicle Dynamics Control activates to assist the driver in potentially avoiding it;
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – improved performance when a vehicle cuts in front of the car during traffic jams and on highways. There are four levels of inter-vehicle distance setting;
  • Overall performance improvement – uses latest 3D image processing for easier recognition of lateral and distant vehicles, stabilizing control in all speed zones and improving pedestrian pre-collision detection;
  • Logic Improvements – contributes to better system operation, helping maintain performance in bad weather conditions; and
  • Structural revisions – Cameras are positioned closer to the windscreen to reduce cabin intrusion.

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