The EyeSight System Defined:
How EyeSight Works:
Unlike radar-based systems employed by the likes of Audi and Mercedes-Benz, Subaru's EyeSight technology uses a pair of wide-angle cameras mounted on the upper, inside edge of the windshield. Typically, such components have been placed in the grille or bumper, which Subaru suggests makes them much more susceptible to damage.
Images captured by the EyeSight cameras are analyzed by the system's computer, after which a host of safety elements come into play:
• At speeds below 19 mph, pre-collision braking can recognize objects - or pedestrians - in the car's lane of travel and then slow or completely stop the vehicle.
• When cruising at speeds above 19 mph, a collision mitigation feature also detects obstructions, and attempts to avoid or soften any blows by applying or increasing brake pressure.
• Adaptive cruise control adjusts throttle and brake input to maintain the driver's desired speed and distance from any vehicles traveling up ahead.
• A lane-departure warning system alerts drivers when they drift into another lane without using a turn signal.