Collect consumer reports 17 car With advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) And test it to determine which Provide the best hands-free help.with Cadillac’s super cruise technology topped the list.
Today, most automakers are experimenting with ADAS technology in some form, but you are more likely than anyone else to have heard of Tesla’s Autopilot system. In many ways, it can be attributed to its name: “Autopilot” shows that Tesla has full autopilot capabilities, while Cadillac’s Super Cruise, Subaru’s EyeSight or Volkswagen driver assistance systems don’t sound so impressive. Excited.
CR evaluated ADAS technology in 36 Perform tests and then evaluate each car in different categories: functionality and performance, ease of use, maintaining driver engagement, knowing when it is safe to use and the driver’s unresponsiveness.Then rank the system according to the system results and give a total score of 100 points.
You can explore all results in depth Here Understand the scores of each car manufacturer in each category. Basically, the autopilot and the super cruise system will exchange the top rankings regularly, and each system has excellent performance in different aspects.
For example, the autopilot is easy to use and keeps Cars in the lane. Super Cruise performs best in detecting unresponsive drivers, and it also performs well in warning drivers when using the system safely and keeping the driver engaged. In most other categories, Cadillac performed well.
However, Tesla did lose the ball in some ways.It executed Very bad Keep the driver involved Let you know when it is safe to use. It is absolutely mediocre when it comes to detecting when the driver is not paying attention.
If you follow Tesla’s self-driving news, you probably already know it. However, these are critical areas. Yes, it is good and playboy to do the job of keeping the car in the highway lane brilliantly, but ADAS is not designed for narrow and windy roads-Tesla is not good at that driver. We have also seen time and time again that the driver fell asleep behind the steering wheel and their car continued to drive because the autopilot did not detect it.
Cadillac has an advantage to a large extent due to its infrared camera facing the driver. The camera is very suitable to ensure that the driver engages the road. Kelly Funkhouser, head of connected and automated vehicle testing at CR:
The best system allows the driver to independently activate the steering and speed control so that the driver can accurately decide how many assist functions to use, and there is only one lane,Maintain consistent system performance.
So you have it. Currently, Super Cruise’s performance is better than Autopilot. But with Tesla’s connectivity, automakers may easily update the Autopilot system to solve these problems.