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Which Car Company Makes The Best Semi-Autonomous Driving System? A Cargument

Okay, okay, so some people might have died while utilizing Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. It’s still the best one there is. Or it isn’t, because Cadillac’s Super Cruise is also a contender, and one Ryan Felton (wrongly) believes it’s better than Autopilot, plus it hasn’t killed anybody.

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Ryan, who is wrong, is wrong. He cargues that because Super Cruise hasn’t killed anybody – yet – then it must be better than Autopilot. But in my experience with both, Autopilot is smooth and civilized and lovely. Super Cruise, while never quite leaving a lane, will ping-pong back and forth within it. It’ll stop short. It’ll flash red at you and make your butt vibrate.

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Okay, it’s not quite terrible, but Autopilot is better.

Or it isn’t.

It’s time for a cargument.

Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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dajerk
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Can we just agree that ALL OF THEM ARE A TERRIBLE IDEA???? The way that they’re advertised make it seem like the driver can just relax and not focus on you know, controlling a vehicle.... Semi-autonomous driving is basically saying “this car will take care of 75% of driving” meaning the driver should be paying attention to cover what the machine probably won’t.. Yet here we are with Cadillac ads showing a driver reclining in his seat with his hands behind his head like a smug sob...

It should be illegal for these companies to advertise it like its fully autonomous, with fine print explaining that you actually have to pay attention.

It’s like when cruise control first came out only 10x worse....