2023 Subaru Outback Federal regulators are looking closely at pedestrian safety in relation to cars, but the NHTSA says the criteria for cyclist safety standards don’t exist yet.
Both pedestrian and cyclist deaths have risen in the last decade, but manufacturers like Subaru are taking a proactive approach to keep all road users safe.
Analysis by the IIHS shows early versions of Subaru’s EyeSight safety tech accounted for 29% fewer parallel collisions with cyclists, though challenges persist.
Pedestrian safety has been in focus lately, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aims to mandate automatic emergency braking shortly. But it’s not just federal regulators who are standardizing features for a safer roadway, as manufacturers like General Motors move to regiment advanced driver assistance systems across their entire fleet. Amid a sharp rise in pedestrian deaths, these advancements only make sense, but a growing group of road users won’t reap the benefits of these safety developments .
Regardless of stereotyped animosities, cyclists, and drivers are often left to share the same piece of road. This arrangement is rarely advantageous for cyclists, as fatal collisions between cyclists and vehicles have risen 33% since 2010. SUVs are responsible for 55% more cyclist trauma than cars, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found , but one manufacturer is hoping to reverse the course and avoid crashes altogether. Early versions of Subaru’s eyesight technology in testing in japan. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO//Getty Images
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