By Drew Johnson
Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2013 @ 9:40 am
 
Subaru is rolling out two new vehicle systems at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new systems - called STARLINK and EyeSight - are designed to keep drivers entertained and safe while on the go.

STARLINK
The result of a collaboration between Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, STARLINK will offer Subaru drivers a way to link to their favorite entertainment hands-free. The STARLINK infotainment system features Harman International's Aha service, which gives drivers access to tens of thousands of stations of Web-based content like Slacker, MOG and Rhapsody.

STARLINK can also help keep Subaru owners stay connected to the social network via Facebook and Twitter news feeds in audio.

"Subaru STARLINK is about enhancing the driver's experience," said David Sullivan, Cross-Car Planning Manager for Subaru of America. "Aha gives drivers an easy, inexpensive and safe way to interact with information from their smartphone device without touching it while driving - the simple to use interface is transferred to your vehicle navigation screen automatically."

STARLINK will debut in navigation-equipped 2014 Forester models, but will spread throughout most of Subaru's lineup by summer 2013.

EyeSight
Hailed as one of the most affordable technologies of its type available in the United States, EyeSight integrates adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, and vehicle lane departure and sway warning into one neat package.

The entire system relies on two cameras located on the upper, inside part of the windshield near the rearview mirror. Those cameras provide a stereo image that EyeSight can use to execute all of its functions, including the ability to bring the vehicle to a complete stop in certain situations.

Subaru launched the EyeSight system in its 2013 Legacy and Outback models.