The desire for vehicle safety is one of the most important factors for consumers in deciding which car to buy. Subaru Corp knows this and is bringing the new 2020 Outback with plenty of safety features for customers. Building safe cars is not something new for the Japanese automaker, safety has been a core value for the brand for decades.
A recent J.D. Power U.S. Tech Study shows that Subaru is on the right track when it comes to loading up the new 2020 Outback with safety tech. According to the study released in 2015, three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are blind spot detection and prevention systems, night vision, and enhanced collision mitigation systems. Business Insider says Subaru’s EyeSight safety system will be an auto-industry game changer.
2020 Subaru Outback EyeSight
Subaru launched its EyeSight safety technology in May 2008. The driver-assist system uses stereo cameras mounted at the top of the windshield, capturing “live” images of the road ahead. This helps the car and driver be able to react quickly to potential accidents. The safety system is designed to help prevent collisions or reduce impact damage. The seventh-generation 2020 Subaru Outback now comes standard with EyeSight.
EyeSight driver-assist features a new Lane Centering function that warns you when you sway outside your lane and new Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control that applies full braking force in emergency situations helping you avoid a rear-end collision.
Other 2020 Outback safety features include blind-spot detection with a visual indicator in the side mirrors if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear cross-traffic alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up. And, with available reverse automatic braking, Outback can stop itself to help avoid objects behind the vehicle. A rear-vision camera is standard on all trims.
Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System
The new 2020 Outback is also available with DriverFocus and is designed to help drivers who may be distracted. The vehicles have been equipped with a system that uses facial recognition technology to determine if a driver is fatigued or distracted.
It’s similar technology used on the new iPhone X and is the first of its kind in the compact SUV segment. More expensive cars like Lexus employ this type of technology, but Subaru offers it on the new-generation Outback and Legacy for under $40,000.
The newly-redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback SUV/Crossover and 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan will arrive in showrooms this September with more safety tech for customers.
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