GM Counters Tesla’s Autopilot with Super Cruise Self-Driving Technology for 2018

For added safety, Super Cruise includes something Tesla’s controversial Autopilot system lacks, namely a driver attention system that keeps an electric eye on a motorist’s head position via a steering wheel-mounted camera to ensure he or she is properly and prudently monitoring the road and is ready to re-take control of the vehicle if necessary. Should the driver be caught, say, reading a book or is applying makeup while in Super Cruise mode, the system will give a series of audible, tactile (via Caddy’s vibrating “Safety Alert Seat”), and visual warnings to advise him or her to refocus on the task at hand.