How 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy achieve Good Design 2015 award
Subaru has achieved another Good Design Award this year for the 2016 Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan equipped with their EyeSight safety system. It’s not the first time the Japanese automaker has won the award. The winner in 2012 was the 2013 XV Crosstrek and Impreza compact and the Forester SUV took home the honors in 2014.
Subaru picks up the award this year for their Outback and Legacy and it’s the first time EyeSight is recognized in their models as a driver support system. The Outback and Legacy were also nominated for the Good Design 2015 special awards among the top 100 candidates. The preventive safety system developed by parent company Fuji Heavy Indistriues (FHI) has been in development for decades.
FHI started the development of an in-vehicle stereo camera in 1989, produced the world's first stereo camera in 1999 and Subaru launched EyeSight in 2008. The safety system works like a set of eyes and detects cars, motorcycles and pedestrians to prevent a collision or accident.
EyeSight also uses a lane keeping function, lane recognition with full speed following feature and a cruise control function. The system used in the 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy has received high praise from IIHS and achieved the highest safety score possible. Subaru has stated they want to be the overall safety leader in the world and is continuing to upgrade the technology in their all-wheel-drive vehicles.
The 2016 Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan with EyeSight will be on display at the Good Design Exhibition to be held from October 30 through November 4, 2015 at Tokyo Midtown in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Media source: Subaru Japan