Frontal crash avoidance is via Eyesight and mine has certainly applied the brakes a few times when something suddenly changed in front of me.
Any Subaru with Eyesight would most likely have prevented the collision in your picture because it would have kept the vehicle inside the white line at the edge of the road, and it was a relatively straight road section.I have a question about the Subaru safety system. The Kia system we had in our 2022 Sorento Hybrid was one of the best we have ever driven. I only mention this because I know the first response posts would be about how terrible the Kia/Hyundai safety systems are.
This photo is of a Hyundai Santa Cruz. The driver accidently clipped a tree on a narrow road and basically totaled out the vehicle. Would the Subaru system have prevented the vehicle from hitting the tree in the first place or does the object have to be directly in the line of sight of the center of the vehicle rather than off to the side in order to be recognized and avoided by the Ascent.
I have to admit that I haven't opened the 23's Eyesight manual yet. Is the steer-around capability documented in there?23 Ascent you will impact it at 10mph, or not at all if there is room in an adjacent lane for the vehicle to steer around it. To me this is pretty amazing technology that I hope to never use, but I'm glad that it's there.
When on a highway, i find me ACC, lane centering very easy to use and helpful in reducing effort. I always stay involved in the driving. I have yet to expeience any harsh reactions from either.Safety features are there for the unexpected, which is why I found the current Ascent logic lacking in ambition, and I have to test whether it can accomplish the very modest goal of making the road trip not as tiring. What can really make a difference is to save us from actions that are highly risky. Unexpected means that sometimes we react as a reflex, we flinch, panic. e.g., Kids pee or throw up in the car, love one is having a heart attack, things that cause a momentary panic when stuck in the traffic with no easy place to pull over.
The steer around is there and only relies on RCTA, which is definitely on my Premium; I don’t recall if that’s on the base trim.I have to admit that I haven't opened the 23's Eyesight manual yet. Is the steer-around capability documented in there?
If the steer-around capability exists when the adjacent lane is available then it would only work in models equipped with 360 view ( like the telluride or Tesla which won't let you enter an occupied lane)
The main harsh reaction (s) we've seen are in gusty wind conditions and / or semis coming at us on a two lane road at high speed. The LC does what it's designed to do...unaware of the situation. It wants to correct immediately...which is not the best way. I also prefer to not stay as centered when passing semis.When on a highway, i find me ACC, lane centering very easy to use and helpful in reducing effort. I always stay involved in the driving. I have yet to expeience any harsh reactions from either.