Automatic braking from Subaru
* New system brakes car to a halt * Can stop itself from 18.6mph * Uses two cameras to avoid collisions...
Subaru is introducing the option of a Volvo-style automatic braking system to its cars.
The system uses two forward-facing cameras to detect a potential collision, then gives an audible warning to the driver if a potential collision is detected. If no action is taken, and the closing speed between the two cars is 18.6mph or less, New EyeSight can slow and stop the car to avoid a collision.
The addition of the cameras means Subaru's adaptive cruise control system will also now operate in the full speed range.
The 'New EyeSight' technology will be offered in the UK late in 2010.
Best small SUVs 2022
Thinking of buying a new small SUV? Then make sure you read our countdown of the top 10 cars in this booming sector – plus, find out which ones we'd avoid
Suzuki Across long-term test review
Can a plug-in hybrid SUV make sense for someone who covers a lot of motorway miles? Our senior photographer is finding out