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Subaru’s EyeSight Collision Technology Reduces Accidents by 61%

03 February 2016

Japanese automotive OEM Subaru has released data from a survey of traffic accidents involving the company’s vehicles that shows those vehicles equipped with EyeSight collision avoidance technology resulted in a 61% reduction in crashes.

Subaru’s EyeSight technology includes three color cameras for detecting other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards. Source: SubaruSubaru’s EyeSight technology includes three color cameras for detecting other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards. Source: Subaru

The survey involved Subaru vehicles from 2010 to 2014 that had been involved in traffic incidents and found that vehicles equipped with EyeSight had 84% fewer rear-end collisions than those without the technology when measured in terms of accidents per 10,000 vehicles. Subaru says EyeSight resulted in 62% fewer vehicle-to-vehicle collisions and a 49% reduction in vehicle-to-pedestrian crashes, the company says.

The technology employs a stereo color camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential problems and two color cameras located at both rear view mirrors to detect other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards up to 110 meters in front.

EyeSight includes six automotive safety features including pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, pre-collision steering assist and lead vehicle start alert.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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