The EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control function is a revolutionary camera system designed to support – not replace – the driver, who still needs to be engaged in controlling the vehicle. EyeSight is a secondary means of helping a person drive safely. While I was never in a position where a collision was inevitable, EyeSight made me more comfortable by letting me make fewer decisions about speed control and maintaining pace with traffic flow. It gave me more confidence in the event that I was ever unintentionally put into a position where a crash seemed inevitable.
Usually, arriving home from this same drive requires me to take a few minutes to chill out. I-95 can be mentally challenging. However, I think that the Adaptive Cruise Control gave me more confidence and allowed me to relax a little more. I love to drive, and this experience with EyeSight has given me another reason to do so, even in the most challenging situations.
EyeSight is an available option on 2015 Forester and will be available as an option on 2015 Legacy and Outback in fall of 2014.
In future issues of Drive, I’ll continue to explore the functions and new features of Subaru EyeSight and more new safety features.
Read more about EyeSight in the Fall 2012 issue of Drive.