Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) announced that in November, global sales of Subaru vehicles featuring its EyeSight advanced safety system reached the one million unit mark. FHI was able to achieve this milestone in around eight and a half years after its release to the Japanese market in May 2008.
The EyeSight is the first safety technology to offer a pre-collision braking system against other vehicles as well as pedestrians and motorcycles, adaptive cruise control and other safety features solely through a stereo camera. Currently, EyeSight-equipped vehicles are sold in Japan as well as in Australia, North America, Europe and China. Subaru is expected to expand this market to include even more countries and regions in the future.
These vehicles were awarded a Superior rating for the 2017 Top Safety Pickâ€™s front crash prevention testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the U.S. In addition, they were awarded the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle++ (ASV++) in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventative safety performance assessment, conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victimâ€™s Aid (NASVA). Moreover, these EyeSight-equipped vehicles were also awarded the highest five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) for the 2016 overall safety performance test.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)