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The Subaru Outback’s New Mono Camera And How It Improves Safety

Subaru announced that it will add a Wide-Angle Mono Camera to the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology on the 2023 Subaru Outback Touring. Here’s how it improves safety.


Subaru improved the safety of the new 2023 Subaru Outback by adding a new Wide-Angle Mono Camera, but what is its function? Subaru Corporation gave further information on the new Outback safety upgrade and said it’s designed to help avoid collisions with vulnerable road users; pedestrians, and bicycles.

How does the Outback’s Wide-Angle Mono Camera work?

The new Mono Camera works with the stereo camera-based EyeSight system. Subaru says the new Wide-Angle Mono Camera functions as an additional eye to recognize the range outside of the stereo camera’s viewing angle.

2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades, Wide-Angle Mono Camera

The report from Subaru Corporation says the additional camera enhances the performance to recognize pedestrians and bicycles when the vehicle is entering an intersection at low speed.

Subaru says, “The EyeSight system processes the recognized information and gives an alert to the driver, and when necessary, it applies brakes to avoid collisions with crossing bicycles and pedestrians. In case of an accident, the system helps mitigate the damage.”

2023 Subaru Outback features, upgrades, Wide-Angle Mono Camera

The 2023 Subaru Outback is the first U.S. model to get the Wide-Angle Mono Camera

The refreshed 2023 Outback manufactured in the U.S. at Subaru Indiana Automotive is the only Subaru model to incorporate the new Wide-Angle Monocular Camera. Subaru Corporation says will add the new camera to the entire Subaru of America lineup at some point in the future.

The report says the new stereo camera has a significantly wider viewing angle than the previous version. “Combined with improved image recognition and processing software, it provides driver assistance in a wider range of driving situations. Moreover, the addition of an electric brake booster further improves the responsiveness when the EyeSight system applies brake by itself”, Subaru Corporation says.

Subaru’s goal is to eliminate traffic accident deaths, and the new safety technology is the next step in accomplishing it by 2030. Subaru says they are considering expanding the application of the Wide-Angle Mono Camera to other Subaru models and other markets beyond the U.S. in the future.

This fall, the refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback is scheduled to arrive in U.S. Subaru showrooms. Check out the complete report on the new Outback below.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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