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Posted Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:14pm

Subaru EyeSight Father Returns in Stereo Vision

ITD Lab, a 20-person startup based here, is pitching “Intelligent Stereo Camera (ISC)” technology for applications ranging from ADAS, autonomous vehicles, and drones to construction machines and industrial robots. ITD Lab’s secret weapon is CTO Keiji Saneyoshi, a father of Subaru’s EyeSight. Saneyoshi was the principal engineer behind Subaru’s original stereo vision system, “Stereo Range Imager.” Saneyoshi’s team at Subaru then developed the first driver-assist system to use only stereo cameras to detect objects such… Read More →

Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:16pm

2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive

t’s been almost five years since Subaru had a midsize SUV in its lineup, creating a void for the brand’s loyal customers seeking a three-row family-friendly crossover. That’s all changed with the introduction of the new 2019 Subaru Ascent, which goes on sale this summer. The Ascent is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sends power to all four… Read More →

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:01am

Subaru Forester Is First Mainstream Model To Offer Facial Recognition Technology

The all-new Subaru Forester knows who you are. As the first mainstream model to employ facial recognition technology, the Forester cannot only detect driver fatigue but can distinguish between drivers and automatically adjust the seat and mirrors. And this device won’t break the bank. Other models like the Lexus LC that offer this device start at over $70,000 whereas the Forester has priced it at under $40,000. Recently revealed at the New York International Auto… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:47pm

SUBARU ASCENT SUV CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2017 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

SUBARU ASCENT SUV CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2017 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW • Subaru confirms future 3-row SUV will be named Subaru Ascent • The Ascent will be powered by an all-new turbocharged DI Boxer Engine • Ascent SUV Concept showcases 7 passenger interior NEW YORK, Apr 12, 2017 – Subaru of America, Inc., which this month posted its 64th consecutive month of record-breaking sales, today made the world debut of the… Read More →

Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

Why You Should Buy the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Scott’s Comments: Though I like this headline the best, “The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Will Lay Waste To Volkswagen; The Germans Are Drowning In Tears; Subaru Dealers Are Already Gold-Plating Their Toilets” , here are a couple of pretty good previews to the 2018 Crosstrek that was introduced in Geneva. Outside Magazine’s And a nifty little guide to the difference between 4WD and AWD: 4WD vs. AWD: What’s the Difference? Consumer Reports’ Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:07pm

Self-Driving Cars: Driving Into the Future

Scott’s Comments: How far away are self driving cars? Good question. This article by Consumer Reports gives a pretty comprehensive overview of where we are at and the challenges that still exist. For example.. “Researchers scan for weird incidents among the millions of test-car miles. This has yielded oddities, such as the Google car that stopped cold while a woman in an electric wheelchair did circles in the road ahead. She was chasing a duck… Read More →

Posted Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:54pm

How Subaru Rode Weaker Yen to Boost Sales – and Stock Price

The yen’s decline in recent years has been a big boon for Japanese exporters, especially Fuji Heavy Industries , best known as the maker of Subaru cars. Subaru’s plucky line of four-wheel drive cars has been racking up impressive sales numbers against bigger, more formidable competitors. A weaker yen allows Fuji and other Japanese exporters to cut prices because costs are denominated in relatively cheap yen, while revenue is realized in U.S. dollars and other strong currencies. Read More →

Posted Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:50pm

Subaru’s new EyeSight technology is an auto-industry game changer

We have reached a new phase in automotive safety. For several decades, safety features have centered on reducing the chance of serious injury or death in a crash. Things like airbags, anti-lock brakes, and crumple zones assume collisions are inevitable. Now we’re on the cusp of dramatically reducing that probability. Subaru has added this amazing technology called EyeSight to its cars. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:09pm

1978 Subaru GL Wagon: The Jalopnik Classic Review

1978 Subaru GL Wagon: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Scott’s Comment: We’ve come a long way.. I owned a 79 DL station wagon (same body style as this)  for about a year and a half that I eventually sold to a buddy for $300.00. Truly rusty but trusty at that point, the driver’s foot well filled with water every time it was wet due to a hole in the front wheel well. But it went through everything I could throw at it and then… Read More →

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