Subaru EyeSight Is Killing It in Australia
Subaru’s EyeSight technology is a popular addition to vehicles here in the US, like the all-new 2016 Forester and the 2016 Outback, both of which dominated Subaru’s American sales in July. It seems that the Subaru EyeSight technology, a crash prevention system designed to be another set of eyes on the road, has also caught on all around the world, particularly in Australia, where vehicles equipped with EyeSight accounted for more than 46% of the automaker’s overall Australian sales in the first half of 2015.
In total, Subaru Australia sold 21,659 vehicles through the end of June of this year; 9,965 of those vehicles were equipped with EyeSight. Of those nearly 10,000 models, 3,934 were Subaru Outbacks, 3,910 were Subaru Foresters, and 2,121 were Subaru Libertys (not to be confused with the Jeep Liberty).
EyeSight is an innovative technology that has actually claimed a number of awards for Subaru. The technology, which uses stereo cameras at the top of the vehicle’s windshield, takes “live” images of the road ahead of the Subaru vehicle to help the driver react to potentially dangerous situations. Among the features offered via Subaru EyeSight are Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Sway Warning, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management. The Australian Liberty and Outback have added brake light recognition and pre-collision steering assist to the equation in the latest models.
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