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Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by schja01, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:26 AM.

  1. schja01

    schja01 One of just a few in Chicagoland

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    I think in case of Subaru, the eyesight system is optional for all, or if not all, most of new Subaru, but not standard. Giving a choice to consumers is OK for me.
     
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    They got leapfrogged. They've been offering EyeSight safety since 2008 (2010 in USA) and they were a leader in active safety tech for years, but now everyone else has caught up and a number of brands have surpassed them on this stuff.

    Given that this stuff runs in cycles, I won't be surprised if they take another jump soon and wind up out front for a while.
     
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    My daughter just bought a new impreza for 19k before ttl.

    It has eyesight and seems to be a very nice system so far
     
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    schja01 One of just a few in Chicagoland

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    Giving people to ability to, in effect, opt out makes cars less safe imo.
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    And that add more cost to a new car, thus makes some people to opt for a cheaper used older cars which maybe inherently even less safe than a new car without such optional safety features. The irony is that, on one hand automakers seem to take a paternalistic action to add those safety features even though they are not mandated, but on the other hand they keep adding infotainment system to distract drivers. Teaching people how to pay attention to the road and drive safely would be more effective ways to save peoples lives on the road than buying a car with an automatic emergency braking system IMOHO.
     
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