Subaru Crash Avoidance System Cuts Pedestrian Crashes

This article describes a crash avoidance system available in Subaru vehicles, EyeSight, and its potential for reducing the number of pedestrian crashes. Subaru's EyeSight uses two cameras mounted to the interior roof behind the windshield to achieve several functions, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lead vehicle start alert. The system includes pedestrian detection, which enables the system to brake automatically for pedestrians. The author notes that this type of system may have a positive impact on insurance claims. In the case of Subaru vehicles, the Legacy, Outback, Forester, Crosstrek and Impreza, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found reductions in claim frequency for each of them, though only the results for the Legacy and Outback were statistically significant. The article includes a brief video that demonstrates how EyeSight works and a reference to the full article in the HLDI Bulletin (http://www.iihs.org/media/e8f617a5-b8f8-42e6-8b0f-9f56f9cb4208/W63Mlg/HLDI%20Research/Bulletins/hldi_bulletin_34.39.pdf).

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  • Created Date: Jun 20 2018 1:31PM