Published on April 25th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru SUVs Have a Superior Pre-Collision System
How Subaru’s Pre-Collision Throttle Management System Works
Driving on Malaysian roads often comes with its own set of challenges, from avoiding potholes to praying that motorcycles don’t brush against our side mirrors. However, what is most important is our safety and with modern-day cars, many are equipped with some of the best technologies in the world.
While most of us are aware of the autonomous emergency braking feature, there is another element that comes into play, only in Subaru vehicles equipped with EyeSight, and it is called Pre-Collision Throttle Management.
Let’s run through the entire process to understand how this feature ensures that Subaru vehicles and their occupants are safe on the road.
Some cars utilise radar systems while others choose LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. For Subaru, the best way forward is by using not one but two full-colour cameras in their EyeSight system.
Once EyeSight is switched on, you can have peace of mind that another set of eyes are assisting you as you drive, ever vigilant and keeping watch even when you get distracted.
According to research, Subaru’s EyeSight Advanced Driver Assist Technology was able to reduce the rate of rear-end crashes with injuries by up to an impressive 85 percent.
EyeSight’s set of stereo cameras work a lot like human eyes. By combining the images captured by both cameras with an advanced software, the Subaru EyeSight system virtually has depth perception. It works out the distance from objects and recognises what these objects are. It also informs you if these objects are potential hazards and of impending collisions based on the car’s own trajectory and speed.
What happens when the EyeSight system determines that a crash is imminent? Well, it steps in to reduce power from the engine. So, even if you have misjudged the situation and are still stepping on the accelerator pedal, the Pre-Collision Throttle Management system is able to minimise the potential damage.
As the system reduces the throttle, the driver is also prompted with a visual and aural alert. This gives the driver more time to react and brake or steer the vehicle out of harm’s way.
There are other situations where the Pre-Collision Throttle Management system can detect accidental acceleration and step in to warn the driver of a potential collision. The speed at which this system works is a key component to driver and pedestrian safety in the crowded unpredictable conditions of today’s roads.
Every Subaru sold with EyeSight Advanced Driver Assist Technology has been awarded the highest possible front crash prevention rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA.
Are you ready to experience a Subaru? Test drive at any authorised Subaru showroom to better understand EyeSight and its capabilities along with Subaru’s other safety features.