Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, has announced that it successfully completed the development of the “New EyeSight”, Subaru’s unique driving assist system using stereo camera technology.
Based on the current EyeSight system, the safety device was upgraded with new features to improve driving assist functions, automatic braking management system and user-friendliness.
The EyeSight was the first device ever to use stereo camera technology to detect the presence of pedestrians and cyclists.
New functions of the new EyeSight:
Pre-Collision Braking Control
When the vehicle comes close or very close to a car or an object in front of it, an alarm sets off to warn the driver of a potential collision hazard. If the speed difference between the driver’s vehicle and the vehicle in front is below 30 km/h, and if there is no action from the driver to slow down or stop its vehicle, the system will automatically slow down the car or stop the car in order to avoid collision or
reduce collision damage.
If the speed difference between the two moving vehicles is above 30km/h, the system will automatically reduce the vehicle speed, thereby reducing the risk of collision or collision damage.
Pre-Collision Brake Assist System
When there is a potential risk of frontal collision, the system will also identify sudden braking by the driver. If detected, it automatically activates the pre-collision brake assist function, thus avoiding collision or reducing collision damage.
Adaptive Cruise control with all-speed range tracking function
It enables the vehicle to cruise safely on a motorway, keeping the vehicle at a safe distance to the vehicle in front. In slow traffic or traffic jams, the automatic emergency braking function – stopping the vehicle and holding it still until the vehicle in front starts moving again – was much improved compared to the current system.