You have probably heard about self-driving features and vehicles that are being developed and tested. However, there are features on vehicles in the market now that allow for partially automated driving. Just this month Consumer Reports completed their first ever ranking on partially automated systems. The systems rankings were determined by how well the system could ensure that the car was being operated safely while utilizing its high tech capabilities and maintaining driver attentiveness. These systems operate by utilizing cameras, radars, sensors, mapping data, and traffic conditions. During the testing period each vehicle was driven on both private tracks and public roads in Connecticut.
Cadillac Super Cruise was one of the four brands that were tested for their partially automated driving systems. The other brands that were tested were the Tesla Autopilot system, Nissan’s ProPilot Assist, and Volvo’s Pilot Assist. The Cadillac CT6 sedan model for Super Cruise was driven during the testing, and proudly took home the top ranking! Super cruise had an excellent rating when it came to safety since it includes the high tech feature of a camera that watches the driver’s eyes to see where they are looking.
As a reminder for any driving situation, the Super Cruise or partially automated driving feature on any car is not to replace the driver. There are times when the Super Cruise will help you alleviate some stress in a bumper to bumper traffic situation, but it is not to replace the drivers attention completely. Check out the video below to take a closer look at the Cadillac CT6, presented to you by our very own Dick Lynch from McGrath Cadillac!