A Brief Review Of The EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

Many drivers consider safety features to be the most important functions of a vehicle. If you are one of them, you will definitely appreciate Subaru’s advanced safety system—the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.

The automaker is esteemed among motorheads for designing some of the safest vehicles to date like Outback, Legacy, Impreza, WRX, and more. Its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive also boosts the safety factor by providing an unmatched control on slippery surfaces. Following that footstep comes the EyeSight system that is now standard on more Subaru cars than ever before.

The Models With The EyeSight Technology

Most of Subaru’s 2019 lineup arrives with the advanced safety package. It comes standard on all models of Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Ascent. However, only the auto transmission versions of the WRX, Impreza, and Crosstrek have the EyeSight technology.

These cars are rated as some of the safest options in their respective categories.

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: The Features

Why do you need an advanced safety system in your car? Because it makes driving more secure, which is not only safe for yourself but also for other vehicles and people on the road.

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
EyeSight display panel.  (Photo Source: digitaleyes)

There are four core features in this EyeSight system that work together to make road journeys safer. Those main features are: Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning. With the help of a set of dual color cameras near the rearview mirror, these systems monitor the traffic and analyze the road conditions to give warning signs of possible danger and take preventive actions to minimize the impact of a collision.

Here are brief reviews of the four features of the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.


Pre-Collision Braking

This feature sends the driver warning when there is the possibility of a frontal collision. It even steps in and applies full brake force in emergencies to reduce the crash impact.

Pre-Collision Throttle Management

The function gets activated when you are about to hit another vehicle, a person, or an object in front. It lowers the engine power to cut the impact and damage of the collision.

Adaptive Cruise Control

You can select the distance to keep from the vehicle in front of your car. The cruise control feature will adjust the speed accordingly to maintain the distance you command for.

EyeSight Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning

With the help of a camera and sensors, the function of this feature is to monitor your car’s position on the road. It even sends the driver a warning when the car strays out of the lane.

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The EyeSight Driver Assist Technology provides the drivers with an extra set of eyes to lower the risk of accidents. It makes everyday driving more secure and narrows down the margin of error by the driver.

However, remember that the system works as an assistant of the driver, not an alternative. It may not function with optimal efficiency in all driving conditions. For example, weather, conditions of the road, and maintenance of the car will affect the system’s performance. The drivers must always stay alert to ensure safe driving.