Cadillac recently beat Elon Musk’s famous Tesla brand in a semi-autonomous vehicle technology competition. Thanks to a new Consumer Reports study, we’re proud to say that Cadillac has one of the top autonomous vehicle technology systems on the market.
According to USA Today, the Cadillac Super Cruise system can steer, brake, and accelerate on limited roadways with minimal input from the driver. Not only are Cadillac technologies extensive, but they’re also fine-tuned to keep drivers comfortable and safe. In fact, they are so high-tech, Cadillac beat out Tesla’s Autopilot system in a string of recent tests.
“The best systems balance capability with safeguards — making driving easier and
less stressful in the right situations. Without proper safeguards, over-reliance on the system is too easy, which puts drivers at risk,” said Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at Consumer Reports.
So why did Cadillac Super Cruise stand out? Well, unlike Tesla technologies, Cadillac uses a driver-facing camera to make sure that you’re engaged behind the wheel, monitoring safety. It also turns off the system if it notices that you’re distracted (largely based on eye movements), which is notably quicker and more effective than the Tesla system that uses hand engagement to test if drivers are paying attention.
Celebrate the brand’s achievement by visiting Bradshaw Cadillac and taking a shiny new 2019 model for a test drive.