11 January 2018 – Motor Image, the
exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across nine countries in Asia, today launched
Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology at the Singapore Motorshow 2018.
Subaru vehicles have been known and praised for empowering
drivers with confidence, comfort and safety as a result of Subaru’s core
technologies such as the Boxer Engine, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru
Global Platform. EyeSight complements Subaru’s core technologies, bringing
safety to a whole new level.
“We are thrilled to finally launch the award-winning Subaru
EyeSight technology at the Singapore Motorshow 2018. EyeSight completes
Subaru’s core technology pillars to present a wholesome and attractive package
for customers who are looking for the highest standards of safety, driving
performance and comfort in a car,” said Mr Glenn Tan, Managing Director, Tan
Chong International Limited.
Driver Assist Technology:
is a driving support system that uses a range of functions to assist the
driver, providing a safer and comfortable driving experience. Adding confidence
to every trip, EyeSight uses stereo cameras to identify the surrounding
vehicles, obstacles, traffic lanes and other items. Under the right
circumstances, it will apply the brakes or reduce the throttle to minimise the
risk of a collision.
equipped with EyeSight, all 2017 Subaru models received the highest possible
2017 rating for front crash prevention by the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) in the United States. This advanced system provides extra
awareness, safety, and added confidence every time drivers step behind the
main functions of EyeSight are: · Pre-Collision Braking** - Pre-Collision Braking System warns the driver with a
buzzer and a light on the dash. If the driver still does not take evasive
action to avoid the collision, the system can automatically apply the brakes to
reduce any impact or, if possible, prevent the collision. If the driver takes
evasive action to avoid a collision, it helps prevent it from happening.
· Adaptive Cruise Control - Aside from maintaining the speed as the traditional
cruise control set by the driver. Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the speed to
keep a set distance from the lead vehicle by monitoring the distance and the
difference of the speed. It adjusts the engine, transmission, and brake to keep
your speed in line with the traffic flow.
· Pre-Collision Throttle Management - When EyeSight sees an obstacle in front of you and you
put the vehicle in Drive instead of Reverse, Pre-Collision Throttle Management
sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine
output to help you avoid a frontal collision.
· Lane Departure Warning – When travelling at speeds of 50 km/h or more and you
drift to the edge of your lane and begin to depart your lane without
signalling, it warns you before you leave your lane.
· Lane Sway Warning - Lane Sway Warning helps you stay alert with a buzzer and
a flashing indicator. It only activates at speeds of approximately 60 km/h or
· Lead Vehicle Start Alert - When you’re at a stop and EyeSight senses that traffic
has started moving again, Lead Vehicle Start Alert prompts the driver to take
action with a buzzer and a flashing indicator.
Subaru’s existing core technologies:
Boxer Engine: Powering
every vehicle in the Subaru line, the Subaru
Boxer engine is renowned for its superior balance, smoothness and power
delivery — and has been for over 50 years now. This horizontally opposed design
boasts a low centre of gravity that helps create more balanced handling,
flatter cornering and greater stability on every type of road.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: The heart of Subaru is the Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive system. It provides very precise steering response in corners,
as well as stability when travelling at high speeds and in poor conditions. It
has empowered drivers with confidence, comfort and safety for many decades.
· Subaru Global Platform: The
new Subaru Global Platform is a brand-new revamp of Subaru’s vehicle
architecture, elevating overall vehicle performance and offering an unparalleled driving experience
with optimised safety. In addition, the new platform is adaptable not
only to gasoline engines but also to hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids, electric
cars, and other types of alternative power units, future-proofing the next
generation of Subaru vehicles.
new Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology will further enhance drivers’
driving experience and will be available on the Subaru Impreza, Legacy, Levorg,
Outback and XV.
*EyeSight is a driving support system which may not
operate optimally under all driving conditions.
**Pre-Collision Braking System may not work in all
situations. Depending on the speed difference from objects, the object’s height
and other conditions, every situation may not meet the necessary conditions for
EyeSight to work optimally.