Subaru is the predecessor of aircraft manufacturer, pursuing the “accident-free automobiles” to avoid the error in operation and judgement. Inheriting the philosophy of safety, Subaru focuses on the primary design such as surface and operation, thereby we pursue clear, useful and comfortable space where driver can concentrate on driving easily.
Aim of creating accident-free automobiles.
Blind Spots Minimization
Early detection of dangerous events can help to prevent accidents, and drivers who are able to identify danger early have fewer accidents. Given this, SUBARU has concentrated its efforts on designs that improve visibility.
Automatic Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
The optimal driving position.
The correct driving position that allows natural movement required for driving reduces fatigue and helps to improve safety and comfort when driving. An optimum driving position will also make it easier for the driver to feel how the car is reacting when the need arises to take evasive action as it ensures they can steer the car properly. SUBARU uses seats with a structure that provides drivers with the correct driving position, and has also increased the range of seat adjustment and steering wheel so that drivers with a greater variety of body types can find their optimum driving position.
Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Tilt-adjustable Telescopic Steering Wheel
Subaru focuses on the useful interface to prevent the driver from distracting the attention to drive by using navigation or adjusting air conditioning. For example, navigation monitor and Multi-Information Display are set in the position as high as meters, and air conditioner and audio to control are set in the lower area to reach easily. We also consider the shape of switches to control intuitively without watching them by adopting the bigger dial.
Drivers often have a lapse in concentration when checking the navigation screen or adjusting the air-conditioning. To prevent this from happening, SUBARU has designed an interface layout that is easy to use. One example of this is the navigation screen placed at the top so that drivers do not need to shift their line of vision too far. The air-conditioning system uses large knobs and switches so that drivers can check their position intuitively without having to take their eyes off the road. Audio controls are clustered around the spokes on the steering wheel so that the driver can make adjustments without having to move their hands away from the wheel. All these design features make for a driving cabin where the driver can concentrate purely on the road ahead.