Elon Musk once tweeted (Tesla's top rivals.) that, "Consumer Reports is always fair & accurate in their criticism." We'll see if he sticks with that take after the publication's latest study gave a nod to one of
According to testing results from Consumer Reports (Tesla's (TSLA) Autopilot system placed a "distant second" to GM (GM), scoring 57 out of 100 points, compared with 69 for the Detroit auto maker.),
To determine the rankings, Consumer Reports put 17 of the newest driving assistance systems to the test on a private track and on public roads, rating them by dozens of measures, including steering the car, controlling the speed, ease of use and keeping the driver safe and engaged.
"Even with new systems from many different automakers, [GM's] Super Cruise still comes out on top due to the infrared camera ensuring the driver's eyes are looking toward the roadway," Consumer Reports' Kelly Funkhouser said in reference to the results.
Here's how the top eight placed:
This isn't the first time GM's Super Cruise has beat out Tesla. It also happened the last time these systems were tested back in 2018.
"Even after two years, Cadillac's Super Cruise remained our top-rated system because, when turned on, it uses direct driver monitoring to warn drivers that appear to have stopped paying attention to the road," Consumer Reports explained.
GM has said 22 vehicles will come equipped with Super Cruise by 2023, including a next-generation system with greater capabilities.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and, at last check, Musk had yet to address the results on Twitter (TWTR).
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October 28, 2020 13:38 ET (17:38 GMT)
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