What new features will we see on U.S. models?
Subaru will add some new features to their EyeSight safety system that will allow the system the detection of the rear side by the radar system.
U.S. consumers will likely see the new system soon in Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Legacy and WRX models. The system features includes a blind spot detection, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert and auto-dimming rearview mirror. It will be available from October 1, 2015.
EyeSight’s technology has been highly rated by the IIHS in the U.S. and gets high marks from Japan’s independent agency, Japan New Car Assessment Program preventive safety performance assessment. It received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) which has been conducted since October 2014 by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims’ Aid.
Subaru expands the new support function in the 2016 Outback and Legacy sedan in Japan first. Look for the new EyeSight safety system to arrive in a new Subaru Outback and other models in global markets.