The 2030 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, and other new models are getting all-new AI judgment capabilities. Subaru Corporation announced it would open an AI development base called "Subaru Lab" next month. The new lab, developed by Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., is designed with security in mind.
Subaru doesn't want another automaker stealing this new high-tech information developed in this new office space. The office will have multiple layers of security for a small number of people to work. Subaru Corporation is recruiting the brightest minds to work on the new project.
The Subaru Lab Director is Eiji Shibata, who will lead the team, creating the next-generation Subaru Forester and other models with AI technology. Subaru's goal is to not only reduce accidents in its 2030 Subaru Forester, but the automaker also has a plan of zero fatal accidents by 2030.
Subaru will accomplish this with the next-generation EyeSight X technology. Shibata says the automaker's new SUVs and wagons will feature something no other automaker will have; a "non-collision car" with EyeSight.
Subaru says the new technology paves the way for "autonomous driving that anyone can buy." The new EyeSight X combines a stereo camera that has been refined for over 30 years, using object recognition specializing in collision avoidance and two unique technologies with cutting-edge AI.
The Subaru Lab AI Development Team Leader is Yoshimi Okubo and will develop the next generation of Subaru SUVs. He helped develop EyeSight from the beginning and is now using advanced technology linked to AI, such as stereo cameras, image recognition, and mapping.
Subaru's next-generation EyeSight X offers 360-degree sensing by combining the front and rear radars, and the new EyeSight X uses 3D high-precision map data with road information for each lane.
Subaru says the new generation system scans everything captured by stereo cameras enabling the automaker to offer advanced features such as pre-collision braking at an intersection and assisting with the hands-off driving in heavy stop-and-go traffic on a highway.
The new Subaru Lab is located near Tokyo, Japan, and is recruiting IT engineers to work on the next-generation 2030 Subaru Forester. The Subaru Lab will open in December 2020.
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