To increse the safety on US highways, NHTSA asked every car manufacturer to install an Automatic emergency Braking system on future cars. Subaru was one of the producers that announced Automatic Emergency Braking will be standard on nearly all new models sold in the United States by 2022. In fact, 2022 is the deadline for all manufacturers.
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) helps prevent crashes or reduces their severity by applying the brakes for the driver. The system uses on-vehicle sensors such as radar or cameras to detect an imminent crash, warn the driver, and apply the brakes if the driver does not take sufficient action quickly enough.
IIHS research shows that AEB systems meeting the commitment would reduce rear-end crashes by 40 percent. IIHS estimates that by 2025 the commitment will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries. Subaru pledged to meet this goal three years in advance.
That is why NHTSA and IIHS issued a challenge to the industry in September 2015 to encourage automakers to voluntarily make AEB a standard feature.
AEB technology is currently available on nearly all Subaru models as optional equipment. The 2016 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Forester, Impreza, WRX and Crosstrek are all available with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.