Subaru has joined the elite group of Auto makers like BMW, Ford, GM and Mercedes-Benz to offer vehicle connectivity and infotainment system.
Subaru has branded its new system as Starlink and it made its official first appearance at the Consumer Electronic Show 2013 in Las Vegas.
The system is designed to meet the increasing connectivity need of the consumers and drivers. The main purpose of the Starlink is to simplify and reduce the complexity of the cabin. It combines a number of useful features and will be utilizing a touch screen interface along with voice activation.
Subaru has not yet revealed much of the detail about the system but it has made it clear that the system will be appearing with the 2014 Forester and then will be followed by other models. It is quite evident that Starlink will be available with only those models that possess navigation facility.
Despite of the huge curtain over the Starlink features, Subaru announced two important applications. Starlink will be featuring Harman International’s Aha online service, this service will allow driver to access numerous services that will also include CBS’s Radio.com; twitter and Facebook along with the Subaru’s own Eye Sight safety feature.
Blending convenience along with safety, Subaru EyeSight feature is one of the most affordable driver assist technology available. By rely on the camera and radio monitoring systems, Eyesight can provide adaptive cruise control, throttle management prior to collision, braking before collision and vehicle lane management and warning. It can even stop a vehicle traveling at 19 mph to complete halt if it detects any threat of collision.