Tokyo, November 29, 2018 – Subaru Corporation today announced that the all-new Subaru Forester, equipped with Subaru’s unique “EyeSight” driver assist system as a standard feature, received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle Triple Plus (ASV +++) in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid (NASVA).
From this fiscal year, the JNCAP preventive safety performance assessment newly added a test for Pedestrian Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) in night-with-streetlight conditions and a test for acceleration control systems for pedal misapplication. The Forester scored well in these new tests, as well as in a series of traditional tests, and achieved the ASV+++ rating with a total score of 122.3 points.
First launched in Japan in 2008, EyeSight has now been rolled out globally and cumulative sales of EyeSight-equipped Subaru vehicles surpass two million.
Subaru will continue to enhance its primary, active, passive, and preventive safety technologies under the “all-around safety” principle, which underpins an “enjoyment and peace of mind” driving experience for all drivers and passengers.