The EyeSight system uses processed information for a variety of functions.
Adaptive Cruise Control combines the benefits of cruise control with active monitoring of the road ahead by EyeSight, and it issues warnings and activates automatic braking when needed. It can regulate vehicle speed to keep a safe following distance from the car ahead. It does not replace conventional cruise control, which still can be used when desired. Lead Vehicle Start Alert notifies the driver when the vehicle in front has started moving, but the EyeSight driver’s vehicle has not.
This function can recognize an impending collision with the vehicle or obstacle in front of the EyeSight vehicle, alert the driver, and even automatically apply the brakes up to 0.8 G or full braking pressure to help avoid a collision or minimize the impact when a collision is inevitable.
If EyeSight recognizes an impending collision with the vehicle or obstacle in front of the EyeSight vehicle, and the driver is applying the brakes but not with enough brake pedal force, Pre-Collision Brake Assist automatically applies up to full braking pressure to try to shorten braking distances.
This function is designed to help prevent drivers from accelerating into a stopped vehicle or other obstacle in front of them. It warns the driver and reduces engine power until he or she applies the brakes to avoid an impact.
Pre-Collision Throttle Management is helpful when:
- The driver inadvertently selects Drive instead of Reverse and starts to accelerate toward a parked car, wall, or parking structure.
- Starting to merge onto another road when the vehicle ahead accelerates, but then stops.
Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers when they unintentionally move out of their travel lane. It is not designed to take corrective vehicle action other than issuing visual and audible warnings. Lane Sway Warning acts in a similar way, detecting unusual back-and-forth vehicle movement within the driver’s lane of travel that usually is indicative of a drowsy driver.
Lane departure, sway, and pre-collision braking functions can be turned off by the driver.
EyeSight is covered under basic warranty coverage of 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, and under the Added Security Gold Plus package.