Test Drive: Subaru Outback with EyeSight – Cool Hunting

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Test Drive: Subaru with EyeSight

Windshield-mounted deliver adaptive cruise pre-collision braking and lane warning

by Josh Rubin in on 28 June 2012

Last I was invited to the Outer Banks of Carolina to spend some time with the Subaru Beyond getting to know the fun and passionate team behind the manufacturer’s US presence, it was also a to put the 2013 Outback through rigorous testing. Proving the all drive wagon could sand dunes was fun, but really impressed was their EyeSight safety system.

EyeSight provides adaptive control, lane departure and pre-collision braking#8212;all features on several luxury vehicles, but before seen on a mid-range While other manufacturers use a solutions, Subaru has installed two cameras with integrated that processes the video to identify objects in three The net result is a set of safety features nearly comparable to vehicles times the price of the Outback.

At speeds under 20mph, detects obstacles and brakes to or mitigate impact. At full the system works to alert when they stray traffic lines. In variable traffic situations, the adaptive control monitors the car ahead of you and distance and speed.

EyeSight can also cut the throttle accelerating towards an obstacle#8212;an to prevent users from forward when they to reverse.

On the drive from Norfolk, down to the Outer Banks, we had a to test the lane departure and adaptive cruise control. The worked just as well as we’ve tested from European manufacturers. A final involved driving directly at a wall, allowing the pre-collision to bring us to a full stop. We succesfully even though I took my foot off the gas.

From there, we turned off and took to the sand where the proved more than as an off-road car.

The 2013 features a redesigned front end for aggressive looks. The new Boxer increases both power and on the AWD crossover with a proposed 30 MPG While the Outback’s 8.7-inch clearance doesn’t beat out SUV’s, it proved more enough to tackle North coastal dunes.

A fully-loaded 2013 Subaru 3.6R with EyeSight retail for around $31,695

Images by Josh Rubin

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