Tokyo, January 25, 2016 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Subaru Forester*1 equipped with Subaru’s unique “EyeSight” driver assist system, have received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid (NASVA).
From this fiscal year, the JNCAP preventive safety performance assessment involves rear visibility test for capability evaluation of displays that provide the driver with information captured by rear-facing cameras in addition to testing two systems, the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS)*2 and the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Forester achieved the ASV+ ratings with the highest possible score of 46 points.
All of Subaru’s EyeSight-equipped models ever tested in the assessment so far have been awarded with the ASV + designations – a testament to the EyeSight’s strong pre-crash safety performance.
*1: Equipped with the latest generation EyeSight (“EyeSight (ver.3)” in Japan) and a rear view camera
*2: Test target: Vehicle