Mike Stevens | Apr 26, 2010

THE IDEA behind Volvo's collision-avoidance and automatic-braking system is catching on, with Subaru unveiling its New EyeSight system at Beijing this week.

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With two cameras mounted either side of the rear-view mirror, the New EyeSight system works to detect potential collisions, and brake the car if it determines a collision to be imminent.

Before Subaru's Pre-Collision Braking Control is activated, the system will alert the driver, finally stopping the car if the driver takes no action.

There are limitations to the system's ability however, and Subaru says it will only stop or slow the car if the difference in speed between the vehicle and the detected object is less than 30km/h.

Paired with adaptive cruise control, which can detect the speed of vehicles ahead and adjust speed accordingly, the New EyeSight system will be available in the Japanese market from May. Subaru has offered no word on when the system will be available locally.

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