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Grip : GRIP August 2011
NEW PRODUCT GRIP EYESIGHTTM FOR LIBERTY AND OUTBACk Goran Popov Product Planning Manager AT the Australian International Motor Show we confirmed that our third generation safety system, EyeSightTM, will arrive in some premium Liber ty and Outback variants by year’s end. EyeSightTM has been ex tensively tested in Australia and also previewed to an enthusiastic local media. It’s now opportune that we start familiarising you with the core features of this amazing system, which will be the subject of dealer training in time for on-sale. EyeSightTM uses minute stereo cameras, located in a single compact unit near the rear-view mirror, to recognise a variety of potential road hazards and alert the driver. EyeSightTM is a driver assistance system combining active, passive and preventative safety technologies. Let’s look at a summary of EyeSight’s seven key functions: Pre-Crash Braking – applies the brakes when a vehicle ahead is detected slowing or stopping suddenly (and the driver has failed to apply the brakes). Pre-Crash Brake Assist – if the system determines that a collision is highly likely and the driver applies the brakes, the system can generate 1G maximum deceleration to help reduce impact or damage. Progressive Start Control – if a driver accidentally applies full throttle close to a barrier or large object situated in front of the car (such as a car park wall or vehicle immediately ahead at close range), EyeSightTM inhibits the throttle opening, helping minimise or potentially avoid impact. This will also assist in helping to reduce impacts in situations when ‘Drive’ is accidentally selected instead of ‘Reverse.’ Adaptive Cruise Control – is designed to maintain a safe distance from the ‘target’ car in front irrespective of the varying speed of that vehicle. Lane Depar ture Warning - alerts the driver if the system determines that the car is drifting across clearly marked lanes. Vehicle Sway Warning - alerts the driver if the car starts to sway from one side of the road to another, which may occur with fatigue. Progressive Motion Monitor - when the EyeSightTM- equipped vehicle is stopped and the vehicle in front starts to move, the driver receives an audible reminder and information display indicator notifying them that the vehicle in front has moved. EyeSightTM is designed to actively assist drivers in avoiding frontal collisions, lane drifting and low speed impacts. It can ‘lock on’ to vehicles directly in front and, when used together with adaptive cruise control, can slow, stop and accelerate to maintain a safe distance. EyeSightTM can also recognise pedestrians, motorcycles and cyclists within its field of vision. Depending on conditions, EyeSightTM can use pre- crash braking, helping to minimise any impact and damage. If the speed is less than 30km/h, the car may be brought to a complete stop prior to impact. The system underlines Subaru’s long- term safety commitment, which includes independent five-star ratings for occupant safety across its entire range. Subaru’s fun-themed XV Concept is set to become a reality with Fuji Heavy Industries confirming that an All-Wheel Drive production version will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month (September). The concept version of the sub compact SUV was a big hit at the recent Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Melbourne. The concept was originally unveiled at April’s Auto Shanghai show. XV TO PREMIERE AT FRANkFURT SHOW The production XV will be unveiled on September 13, in European specification. It is yet to be confirmed whether XV will come to Australia. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE PARTS & ACCESSORIES AFTERSALES NEW PRODUCT MARKETING NEWS WHO’S WHO SALES BY STATE BRAND COMPARISON DEALER RANKINGS SPORT
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