To innovate is to investigate, improve and implement new measures so that your safety is the priority.
For some innovating is to make futuristic-looking cars or offer complementary functionalities, but for Subaru innovar is to provide, year after year, safer cars . Or said with a single hashtag, innovate is # AllAroundSafety .
To provide comprehensive security, in Subaru we have different areas of action. One of them is active safety , security that puts measures to prevent an accident from occurring when you are driving.
AWD AND BODY MOTOR
In the case of Subaru, there are elements of technology on which active security is built. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system features the exclusive Subaru Boxer engine , horizontally opposed and low center of gravity, and a symmetrically designed 4WD power train. The reason for the success of our system is that it distributes the power to the four wheels, which improves the control of the vehicle in all kinds of surfaces and weather conditions. Symmetry implies balance and balance is synonymous with security.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
To complete this symmetry, suspension and chassis systems are essential. When we talk about chassis, the high rigidity structure of Subaru comes into play. All models of the Subaru range incorporate ring-shaped reinforcement frames, as well as the use of high-strength materials at strategic points to cover the roof, doors, columns and floor of the passenger cabin. Despite the strength of these materials, the main frame is still light, but it is stronger and has greater torsional rigidity. Which means that, in the event of a collision, the energy of the impact dissipates and diverts away from the occupants.
As for the suspension, just a couple of comments to consider. The front suspension of a Subaru has a longer race design that allows the vehicle to follow the contours of the road. This provides better ride stability and an outstanding steering response. For its part, the latest generation rear suspension keeps the wheels perpendicular to the road surface and absorbs shocks in a sustained manner.
STARTING ON THE SLOPE
If things get uphill, Subaru comes to the rescue. The hill start assistance system or anti-rider system helps to avoid the recoil that usually occurs when the vehicle is started from a 5% drop. With this system, the brake continues to activate a few seconds after the driver stops stepping on it and starts accelerating. The result is that the march resumes in a much smoother and safer way.
Along with all that we have already explained, Subaru vehicles include a series of functions that make taking a curve, under any weather condition and regardless of the path, is done as smoothly as possible, is what we call traceability and help to that, before an unpredictable movement of the car, the vehicle responds correctly and rotates exactly as expected and without problems. Ciao, ciao, skids.
VDC, ABS and EBD SYSTEMS
All these elements are accompanied by efficient electronic systems such as VDC and ABS – EBD , which make it easier for the driver to control the vehicle and which we now explain to you:
VDC System : The Vehicle Dynamics Control system monitors and analyzes if the vehicle is responding to the driver’s intended route through a set of sensors. In case of approaching certain stability limits, the AWD torque distribution, the engine power and the brakes of each wheel are adjusted automatically to help maintain the vehicle’s trajectory .
ABS and EBD systems: The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) provides precise control of brake block and brake pressure distribution, especially on complicated roads where the system of braking is fundamental.
ABS system : Constantly controls the movement of the wheels and reduces the braking pressure when it detects the blockage of a wheel.
EBD system : Distributes the braking power between the front and rear wheels to adapt to the conditions of the terrain.
Finally, the emergency brake assistant completes our active safety system. In extreme situations where emergency braking is necessary, many drivers fail to apply sufficient braking pressure. The Brake Assist function helps the driver to press the brake pedal. As it does? It’s simple. The system detects the speed with which the brake pedal is pressed and the force applied to determine if its application is necessary. If so, the braking pressure increases automatically.
All these systems make up only part of all the technology and innovation that Subaru puts into each of its vehicles to protect your safety. You want to know more? Stay tuned! Soon we will analyze new areas and elements that make Subaru an equivalent to security.