General Motors detailed the semi autonomous driving system. It is dubbed as the GM Super Cruise. According to the government letter it will allow the drivers to take its hands off the steering wheel for a long time. The car will stop automatically if the drivers are not attentive. If the driver doesn’t respond to the alerts then the car will slow down and stop automatically and will put the hazard lights on. It is the same process like the Tesla updated Autopilot system. It recently had a deadly crash in May. On 2014 September, the largest American automaker revealed its planned technology that will allow the drivers to let the car take over driving itself on the highways.
If the road has too many turns or it detects that the driver is not paying attention then it issues a series of alerts. According to Reuters, the GM Super Cruise system will not act like this always unless it determines to be the safest thing. A letter from NHTSA was sent to General Motors. The government agency recommends the automaker to make sure this fallback solution doesn’t pose any unreasonable risk to safety. The General Motors said that it can stop the GM Super Cruise in or near the roadway.
The fallback process will be operated by using advanced facial recognition software. The driver will monitor this system. If the driver doesn’t pay attention or fall asleep, then the system issue alerts. There will a red visual display that will tell the driver to take control by a seat vibration and a recorded audio message. Initially the General Motors planned to launch the software this year in the Cadillac CT6. But it pushed back the launch till 2017.