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Eyesight for MY2012 for the U.S. or possible retrofit?

Anybody has any news about Eyesight coming as an option to the States and/or the possibility of retrofitting later on...

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Forgive me for axing, but what is an Eyesight option?

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Forgive me for axing, but what is an Eyesight option?
...basically...looks like and adaptive cruise control system. Pretty cool...

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/22/s...esight-system/

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Forgive me for axing, but what is an Eyesight option?
Ah sorry for not explaining myself...

Basically the eyesight is a collision avoidance system and much more than just adaptive cruise control:

Subaru Eyesight for Liberty and Outback later this year | Car Advice | Reviews

EyeSight works in numerous situations (as described below by Subaru):

Pre-crash braking – applies the brakes when a vehicle ahead is detected slowing or stopping suddenly (and the driver has failed to apply the brakes).
Pre-crash brake assist – if the system determines that a collision is highly likely and the driver applies the brakes, the system can generate 1G maximum deceleration to help reduce impact or damage.
Progressive Start Control – if a driver accidentally applies full throttle close to a barrier or large object situated in front of the car (such as a car park wall or vehicle immediately ahead at close range), EyeSightTM inhibits the throttle opening, helping minimise or potentially avoid impact. This will also assist in helping to reduce impacts in situations when “Drive” is accidentally selected instead of “Reverse.”
Adaptive Cruise control – is designed to maintain a safe distance from the ‘target’ car in front irrespective of the varying speed of that vehicle.
Lane Departure Warning – alerts the driver if the system determines that the car is drifting across clearly marked lanes.
Vehicle Sway Warning - alerts the driver if the car starts to sway from one side of the road to another, which may occur with fatigue.
Progressive Motion Monitor - when the EyeSightTM-equipped vehicle is stopped and the vehicle in front starts to move, the driver receives an audible reminder and information display indicator notifying them that the vehicle in front has moved.
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Sorry, I hate it.
how about people paying attention when driving.

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Sorry, I hate it.
how about people paying attention when driving.
Not sure why you would hate it. what's to hate about avoiding an accident ? it would come as an option anyway... so you can choose to buy it or not...

Do you hate ESC, ABS, airbags or seatbelts too ?
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Not sure why you would hate it. what's to hate about avoiding an accident ? it would come as an option anyway... so you can choose to buy it or not...

Do you hate ESC, ABS, airbags or seatbelts too ?
no I don't hate these things but drivers have been dumbed down into thinking that it's okay to drive distracted because I have all these super cool "safety" features.
I'd rather they spend money on better engine and drivetrain tech.
What happened to common sense when driving?
Put down the hamburger, the lipstick, the cellphone and pay attention to driving.

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no I don't hate these things but drivers have been dumbed down into thinking that it's okay to drive distracted because I have all these super cool "safety" features.
I'd rather they spend money on better engine and drivetrain tech.
What happened to common sense when driving?
Put down the hamburger, the lipstick, the cellphone and pay attention to driving.
ah... I'm totally with you on that....

It's just I would feel safer if people driving around me had that kind of tech and avoid myself of getting rear ended....
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I'm siding with MNOutback on this issue. I'm an old school driver from when a padded dash was the only safety feature on a car.
I view nanny devices like eyesight as something that could lull a driver into complacency. The driver is depending on a gizmo to replace attention, situational awareness and alertness.
To keep from being rear ended, I watch my "six" when slowing to a stop. If I see a target or a threat approaching, I leave an out in front of me and get the **** out of the way.
Safety devices cannot overcome physics.

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