Thursday, December 3

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GM Super Cruise rated above Tesla Autopilot in autonomous driving tech showdown

It seems that Tesla's autopilot function is not as good as it sounds. A new report from Consumer Reports places GM's Super Crusie driver assistance software above Tesla's autopilot on some key metrics. The main difference is that the GM system features an infrared eye-tracking camera to make sure the driver is concentrating on the road. Tesla is still missing this component as it relies on other metrics to measure driver focus. While they sound good in theory, unless there is a camera to make sure the driver is looking at the road they can easily learn to trust their cars too much and spend time reading or looking at their phones. Ford also plans to use eye tracking on its Active Drive Assist platform when it debuts in the Mustan...