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New 2020 Subaru Outback And Legacy Get You Segment-First High-Tech DriverFocus

Both 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Legacy get new safety tech to assist if you are distracted while driving. See how it could prevent you from getting in an accident.

For the 2020 model change, the first all-new 2020 Subaru Outback SUVs and new 2020 Legacy sedans rolled off the assembly line last week and will be the safest models build by the Japanese automaker. Both models come with an available DriverFocus facial recognition technology that is designed to help with distracted driving and driver fatigue.

Forester was the first Subaru model to get it, now the all-new 2020 Outback and Legacy arrive with it. What is DriverFocus? The new technology provides support for the driver by providing a warning when it detects signs of distraction or drowsiness at the wheel. Here’s how it could prevent you from getting in an accident. The safety system uses facial recognition software to identify signs of driver fatigue or driver distraction. Subaru's new DriverFocus was recently named Best Safety Innovation for 2019 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

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No other small SUVs or sedans offer this technology and it’s a first for Subaru. DriverFocus works with the brand’s EyeSight driver assist technology all with the purpose of reducing accidents. The system will also automatically adjust driver settings for seat position, door mirror angles, and air-conditioning preferences at startup, and it can recognize up to five drivers in your family.

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Subaru has been a leader in safety, and with this new technology, the Japanese automaker takes on one of the biggest issues in the automotive industry; distracted driving. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes each day in the U.S., reported to have involved a distracted driver.

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Scott Brand, senior vice president at SIA said last week, "The new Legacy and Outback will provide customers with greater safety, technology, and performance than ever before," said Brand. "I'm proud of the commitment and teamwork that has made these vehicles a reality. I'm also excited for our customers.”

The first sixth-generation 2020 Subaru Outback and seventh-generation 2020 Legacy models rolled off the assembly line last week and could prevent you from getting in an accident if you are distracted or fatigued. Both models will begin arriving at dealer showrooms in late September. Stay tuned for our first test drive.

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