Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will launch its unique EyeSight driver assist technology in the Subaru Outback on sale in Europe during 2014.

This will be the first Subaru model built to European specifications that will feature the system. EyeSight's launch in Europe follows introduction in Japan, Australia and North America.

EyeSight was claimed to be the first system to use only stereo camera technology to detect the presence of pedestrians and cyclists. The system's features include Pre-Collision Braking Control and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Since its Japanese debut in May 2008, EyeSight has earned high praise from customers, as well as outstanding ratings from third-party organisations. Vehicles incorporating EyeSight were awarded the highest possible 'superior' rating in tests assessing the performance of front crash prevention systems as part of the safety assessment conducted in 2014 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In Japan, EyeSight-equipped vehicles were awarded the highest possible JNCAP ASV+ rating in the preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims' Aid (NASVA).

In the new generation EyeSight, which was first launched in Japan in June followed by its North American launch, FHI has further refined the preventive safety and driver load-reduction features. To this end, it completely remodelled the stereo cameras, extending the field and distance of vision by approximately 40%.