At a press conference on October 28, Fuji Heavy Industriesâ€™ (Subaru) President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga announced its plans of commercializing their automated driving technology for the development of Subaruâ€™s EyeSight ver3 system.
According to this plan, FHI will implement its production models with a highway traffic tracking function in 2017 followed by automated driving on highways in 2020. These stages will also include the possibility of lane changes.
President Yoshinaga said, â€œWe will work to develop this technology with the addition of sensors, and through the use of mapping data and GPS based on the EyeSight.â€ Subaruâ€™s EyeSight ver3 equipped models already feature tracking systems for highways (under specific conditions) and ranks as one of the best in the world.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)