All-New Subaru Forester wins at 2020 WHAT CAR? Awards
We’re pleased to announce that the all-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER has won the Technology Award for its Driver Monitoring System at the 2020 What Car? Awards.
The Driver Monitoring System, fitted as standard on all Forester e-BOXER models, is a brand-new technology for Subaru. It uses facial recognition technology to detect if the driver’s gaze has shifted away from the road and alerts vehicle occupants if this occurs.
According to What Car? 72% of drivers admit to being distracted when behind the wheel, making driver monitoring systems an increasingly important piece of in-car technology. What Car? praised Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System, calling it “the most advanced of its kind”. In testing it proved to be more accurate at identifying when concentration was lost compared to other manufacturer systems. In addition to the clear safety benefits afforded by Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System, What Car? also noted that the use of facial recognition software to set things like seating position, door mirror angles and even air conditioning to the driver’s preference is a real bonus.
The What Car? Technology Award is the third notable accolade for all-new Forester since it launched at the end of 2019. The latest Forester model has also been named Euro NCAP’s Best in Class 2019 in the Small Off-Road / MPV class and 4x4 Magazine’s Best Small SUV of the Year 2020.