Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is the technological equivalent of "The Buddy System."
Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are two new features to the Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist  System.
The EyeSight* Driver Assist Technology integrates multiple safety and convenience features so you'll always feel comfortable and protected, wherever you go. EyeSight gives you a virtual second pair of eyes on the road that can warn you of potential danger ahead, and even apply the brakes if necessary. It's a vigilant safety feature that gives peace of mind to every drive.  Once you experience it, driving will never be the same.
"The 2014 Subaru Outback earned the highest possible front crash prevention rating by IIHS when equipped with Subaru EyeSight."
--Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**
Enhanced Safety Features
Every seasoned adventurer knows the importance of having all the right safety gear, and the 2015 Subaru Outback is no different. Enjoy increased awareness of your surroundings with available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert***, and the standard Rear-Vision Camera for better visibility when reversing. For avoiding potential accidents, you can count on Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring to help you stay confident and in control when adversity arises.
Not only will the enhanced safety features be available for the 2015 Subaru Outback, EyeSight will be available as an optional feature on the Outback 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 3.6R Limited models. Although we don't expect to have the 2015 Outback models here until late May, you can order a 2015 Subaru Outback, Forester, Impreza, or Legacy and it will be one of the first off the delivery truck!
Blind-Spot Detection
Using radar sensors, the new Blind-Spot Detection warns you with a visual indicator in your side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spot. Another feature of this system, Lane Change Assist, alerts you with a flashing indicator in your side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spot when you signal for a lane change.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Using the same radar sensors as Blind-Spot Detection, the new Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing a flashing visual indicator in your side mirror and an audible warning.
Aside from the new features, Subaru's EyeSight System Consists of:
Pre-Collision Braking
A driver ahead unexpectedly hits the brakes or cuts you off. EyeSight warns you, applies brakes to help avoid it, and at lower speeds can even stop your Subaru.
Pre-Collision Throttle Management
If you put the car in Drive instead of Reverse and EyeSight sees an object in your path, it cuts power to help you avoid accelerating into it.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Traffic doesn't always flow, so EyeSight doesn't only keep a set speed. The system looks ahead and helps automatically adjust your distance, even in stop-and-go highway traffic.
Lane Departure and Sway Warning
You accidentally drift to the edge of your lane and begin to cross into another. EyeSight watches for lane markers and chimes to warn you before you leave yours.
*EyeSight is a driver assist system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for complete details on system operations and limitations. Please remember to turn off EyeSight when going through a carwash.
**Based on 2013 and 2014 EyeSight Systems tested by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
*** Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are systems designed to assist the driver by monitoring the rear and side areas of the vehicle during a lane change or reversing and are not a substitute for safe and attentive driving.
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