Apparently, if you drive the 2016 Subaru Outback with a Lineartronic (CVT) transmission in the UK, you would be safer. Safer as when compared to other motorists on the road. It’s all thanks to the safety system called EyeSight that’s equipped in every model of the car in the UK region.
It seems that all Subaru Outback models fitted with the CVT gets the EyeSight system and it appears to be significantly safer than those models that are absent with it. We’ve got to give kudos to the Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) though, as they were the ones who invented the technology and has been improving on it since.
You could probably guess how the EyeSight works by the name of it. It actually acts as a “second pair of eyes” for Outback drivers, as the system uses stereo colour camera technology to monitor the road and traffic ahead for potential hazards. Think of it like Waze reporting back to you when there’s a road block upfront.
What’s more, this technology offers two colour cameras that are located on either side of the rear view mirror to detect the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other hazards up to 110 metres in front of the vehicle. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be “focusing” on driving at all, you still have to be, but this would undeniably help you to drive safer on the roads when you’re not alert enough (well, humans are not perfect anyway).
Of course, technology do fail sometimes. There’s only one way to ensure unwanted incidents to ever happen while driving: do not rely heavily on the system, just take it as a complementary tool for your Outback to help you focus better while still having your eyes on the road.