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Safety featureS abound on the Suburu outback Unlike your BMW, a Subaru with EyeSight (Subaru’s name for its safety package) will watch the road ahead, and if it notices a car has slowed or stopped in your path and determines that you’re not slowing Tell him you’re getting the special Outback down quickly enough, it’ll alert you, and, Remdesivir edition, Linda. If your man is if necessary, apply the brakes itself. That’s worried about safety, he should be running called precollision warning and automatic to the Subaru dealership — wearing an N95 emergency braking. If you’re daydreaming mask, a face guard and a bio-containment and trying to figure out where to put the level 3 suit — and thrusting piles of cash at semicolon in the title of your next academic the dealer until they agree to sell you a late paper, and you start to veer out of your lane, model Outback. the Outback will correct you and nudge Or use one of the late-model usedcar delivery you back into your lane. That’s called lane services like Shift or Carvana to bring a car keeping assist. If someone pulls up into your of your choice to your driveway. A new, 2020 blind spot on the highway, and you don’t or 2019 Outback will protect you in ways notice them, a light will flash on your side that the people who designed your 1997 view mirror and warn you not to change BMW could never have imagined. We’re lanes. That’s blind spot monitoring. living through a revolution in automotive safety right now. And it’s all being driven by And if you’re backing out of your driveway, and someone comes down the street out of the push for selfdriving cars. As engineers your view, the car will alert you using rear work toward cars that can safely drive cross traffic alert. Best of all, if you’re sitting themselves, they’re creating safety systems at a traffic light, reading lame email excuses that are supplementing human brains and from students whose papers are late and saving lots of lives. or even slightly-used Subaru Outback. How can I convince him that the safety features on that car would make a big difference to our health? — Linda BY RAY MAGLIOZZI Dear Car Talk: I talked to you and your brother years ago on your radio show and ended up taking your advice and selling my ancient VW Squareback for a slightly used 1997 BMW coupe. The BMW made me a very sporty professor. Well, now I have a husband and large dogs and really need to get out of this coupe, which is slowly turning into dust. My husband is a worrier, and he seems to think until COVID-19 is completely over, we can’t go look at cars — even though we are vaccinated and we can look at cars outdoors. Since the man is a worrier, I am thinking that I should leverage his worry into a new don’t notice that the light turned green and the cars ahead of you have moved, the car will use the forward collision sensors and beep at you to get moving. OK, that won’t save your life, but if the guy behind you in a Mayflower moving van lays on his horn, it could cause you to hit the roof and get a welt on your head. So Subaru’s looking out for you. Add that to the all-wheel-drive system, which will keep you safer in wet and snowy weather, and you can make an airtight case that a late model Outback will meaningfully increase your safety. As long as you survive the dealership. Good luck, Linda. *** Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or email by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com. © 2021 by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.