Subaru WRX – with the release of the latest WRX safety features in some models are leaders in their class, so you should have a special article to outline them in detail
WRX Security – Towards zero
The all-new WRX continues Subaru’s commitment to one of the most important safety visions to date – by 2030 to 2030 to achieve the disappearance of fatal traffic accidents in Subaru cars.
This vision is underlined by four vital pillars of safety: primary, active, preventive and protective safety, working together to achieve Subaru’s “comprehensive” approach to automotive manufacturing.
- Primary security: Excellent improvements in the comfort and spaciousness of passengers, which will help minimize fatigue and get to know the surroundings.
- Active security: Danger avoidance performance has been greatly improved by improving chassis performance, dynamic handling through maximum tire traction and electronic vehicle dynamics control (VDC).
- Preventive safety: WRX models equipped with Subaru Performance Transmission have the world-famous EyeSight® a preventive safety system that constantly monitors the road ahead and provides driver alerts and intervention as needed. All WRX variants are equipped with Vision Assist with Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Cross Rear Alert (RCTA). Automatic reversing (RAB) has also been added to all WRX variants with Subaru Performance Transmission.
- Passive safety: Significantly improved body strength and design to absorb impact energy and protect passengers.
At Subaru, “driving safety” is not just a phrase, it’s what we focus on because a safe car provides driving pleasure.
Visibility is important, and the excellent visibility provided to drivers by the new WRX and Sportswagon sedans means that potentially dangerous situations can be detected quickly, which contributes to driving confidence.
Door mirror mounting positions and door post shapes have been optimized to reduce blind spots, providing a clearer view so drivers can instantly understand the environment, increasing confidence when turning on the open road or driving left and right. intersections.
Such a high level of visibility helps to improve control accuracy.
“Active safety” means that residents of the new WRX can feel safe, whether they are on a dirt track or a multi-lane highway.
Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive transmission is balanced on the sides as part of Subaru’s global platform, providing excellent straight-ahead travel so drivers can fully enjoy a variety of situations, from high-speed highway work to local shopping trips.
Vision® and advanced technology
The all-new WRX has a new, improved Subaru EyeSight® A system on individual class models that gives drivers the pleasure of safe driving without stress with complete peace of mind.
As a result of extensive research and development, it helps drivers avoid cyclists and pedestrians who suddenly appear while retaining their existing features that have themselves been improved.
Advanced security technology provides enjoyable, stress-free and safe driving with absolute peace of mind, and the all-new WRX has a new, improved EyeSight®* system.
(* Vision® not available for manual transmission options)
WRX driving assistance systems
- Brake system before collision
- Autonomous emergency steering
- Emergency assistance in maintaining the lane
- Prevention of leaving the lane
- Band centering function
- Adaptive cruise control
- Speed sign recognition
- Intelligent speed limiter
- Blind Spot Monitor / Lane Change Manual
- Vision aid monitor
- Reverse automatic shutdown
(Vision® and Vision Assist features are only available in select versions)
Vision® Features include:
Brake system before collision: Drivers are warned of the risk of a collision with an approaching vehicle or an obstacle by means of a warning display and a warning sound.
If the system determines that no evasive action has been taken, it may apply braking automatically, avoiding or reducing the severity of the collision. If it detects that drivers have not braked enough after recognizing a potential collision, it may increase the braking force already applied.
Autonomous emergency management: In addition to braking control, steering is also used to help avoid a collision just before a collision with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist, because avoiding using only a pre-collision braking may be impossible. Autonomous emergency steering expands the range of collision types that can be avoided by pre-collision braking.
Emergency assistance in maintaining the lane: If the vehicle deviates from its lane, regardless of the movement of vehicles in adjacent lanes or oncoming vehicles, and it is within the comfortable speed range of the vehicle, a warning screen is displayed and an alarm sounds to warn the driver of danger. Steering operations can also help to prevent lane departure.
Band centering function: If the system recognizes lane markers or traffic in front of the vehicle while driving with adaptive cruise control, the vehicle will either hold a position near the center of the lane or help steer to stay behind the previous vehicle.
The precise and natural movements of the Lane Centering system reduce driver stress during long and monotonous driving on the highway or in traffic jams, making driving in the all-new WRX enjoyable.
Adaptive cruise control: Detect vehicles approaching from the sides and predict their movement. Overtaking vehicles as quickly as possible allows for smooth, natural driving, and drivers don’t feel like they’re suddenly in a dangerous situation.
Adaptive cruise control also checks and predicts the movement of the previous vehicle as it changes lanes and prepares to accelerate before this vehicle completely leaves the lane.
Speed sign recognition: Speed recognition can recognize speed limits and displays the speed limit on the new WRX’s multi-information display, helping drivers not to accidentally notice the speed limit.
Recognition of speed signs helps to improve safety by helping drivers avoid speeding violations and creating an environment in which drivers can focus on driving.
Intelligent speed limiter: The intelligent speed limiter is used for the fifth generation WRX. It can be set to automatically adjust the car’s speed limiter according to the speed limit signs recognized by the speed sign recognition system.
Speed limits change frequently on Australian roads, and automatic adjustment of the car’s speed limiter can help prevent serious accidents by reducing the strain on drivers.
Automatic reversing brake (RAB): The RAB uses four sensors on the rear bumper to detect interference when reversing. If there is a risk of a collision, the system warns the driver.
If the driver does not apply the brakes or does not take other corrective action, the system can automatically apply the brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of the collision.
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Lane Departure Assistance (LCA): The Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSM) uses radar sensors installed at the rear of the new WRX to detect objects and vehicles behind, alerting drivers with LED indicators mounted on the door mirror housing that flash or become solid when something turns solid.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) warns drivers of the presence of a vehicle following or overtaking in the rear blind area of the vehicle and obstructs the C-pillar.
The Lane Change Guide (LCA) informs drivers when vehicles approaching behind in the adjacent lane are detected when the driver shows a lane change signal.
Rear Cross Crossing Notice (RCTA): The Rear Cross Cross Warning (RCTA) warns drivers of detected vehicles approaching from both sides when the car is reversing.
Front View Monitor (FVM) and Side View Monitor (SVM): The Front View Monitor (FVM) and Side View Monitor (SVM) are useful when checking safety around the car, and further reduce driver stress when checking road conditions or when overcoming obstacles while driving off-road.
For this latest generation, both the FVM and SVM systems are equipped with an improved higher definition digital camera.
Mirror on the side of the passenger door with automatic immersion: Some WRX variants have a door mirror on the passenger side that automatically tilts down when selecting reverse gear to improve visibility when reversing.
Tilting the mirror at an angle down captures the road surface around the tire from the rear passenger, providing additional visibility when parking.
Driver monitoring system: Available on individual WRX variants, the driver monitoring system uses a camera mounted above the central information display for continuous driver monitoring. These are:
- maintains safe driving by alerting drivers with audible warnings and flashing lights if necessary
- in addition to audible warnings and flashing lights, the system also uses visual signals on the instrument display whenever drivers find that they are keeping their eyes off the road or showing signs of drowsiness
- has a dedicated face recognition camera that in some versions automatically adjusts the driver’s seat position, door mirror angles, air conditioning settings and other display settings when a celebrity takes the driver’s seat and can register as many as five individual drivers, greatly increasing comfort.
Passive safety – sedan
The completely passive safety of the new Subaru WRX is enhanced by an improved bodywork that provides collision safety and has a body structure optimized by using Subaru’s global platform and high-strength steel sheets to minimize crash damage. accident.
In addition, collision safety improvements have been made in the front, side and rear of the vehicle.
In addition to the complete interior design of the frame, which adds rigidity to the body, the thickness of the front plate of the chassis front rail has been increased from 1.6 mm to 1.8 mm to control the increase in vehicle weight and additional frame added to the transmission sides. tunnel.
Increased use of hot-pressed materials and high-strength steel increases collision performance while reducing weight.
The design of the side collisions has been improved using a composite material consisting of glued and laser welded steel plates of different strengths adopted for the B-rack. In addition, 980 MPa steel was used in the sill area to further strengthen the cabin.
Passive safety – Sportswagon
Collision safety has also been developed to match the special characteristics of the WRX Sportswagon with high-strength steel sheets used to optimize body structure in a logical layout, and the highest collision safety structures have been developed in the front, side and rear of the car.