Subaru Targets Zero-Accidents For Its Cars; Partners With IBM For High-Tech Safety System

Apr 27, 2016 05:20 AM EDT | Catherin Lue

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A supercomputer which could help upgrade current car safety technology? This is possible with IBM's Watson supercomputer and Subaru cars.

Fuji Heavy Industries, known parent company of Subaru cars, has inked an agreement with IBM in a further development of the auto maker's EyeSight Technology, in an AutoGuide report. IBM Japan's unmatched expertise with cloud and A.I. technologies as well as data analytics would be integrated into Subaru cars.

As such, FHI and IBM Japan had already developed a unique network which manages huge amounts of data image testing feeds. The program allows engineers to do fast searches and analysis of these test images. Testing began early this month, with the new system expected to uplift technology development productivity.

With the goal towards more high-tech driver-assist systems, IBM Japan and FHI are also in the works with developing another system which would make use of IBM Watson's IoT for the auto industry. Based on IBM cloud, the IoT solution could be key to creating more next-gen critical car safety systems with the latest in artificial intelligence aside from cloud, according to the publication.

According to an FHI media release statement, the company takes pride in the Subaru EyeSight driver-assistance software as the world's first system that uses stereo cameras in object detection, pedestrians, and other motorists. The system's performance on the road has been given high marks by customers who actually experienced the system.

In a related Torque News report, the system has been operating close to three weeks already. As FHI continues to innovate ways to amp its vehicles' safety development features, the company remains true to the mission in becoming the global safety leader in the automotive industry. With this kind of added security not just for the driver-owne but also for people on the road, what's not to like?

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