Tesla Autopilot runs Second

Consumer Report ranks Tesla Second

An employee drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric automobile, equipped with Autopilot hardware and software, hands-free on a highway in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Tesla started equipping the Model S with hardware -- radar, a forward-looking camera, 12 long-range sensors, GPS -- to enable the autopilot features about a year ago. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesConsumer Reports ranks Tesla Autopilot second among self-driving systems

In the latest ranking of automaker self-driving systems, Tesla’s popular Autopilot system ranked second to Cadillac’s Super Cruise system.

The ratings come from Consumer Reports, which tested the cars on its test track and on local highways, in both lead and following positions.

The organization rated the systems on their capability and ease of use; how they ensured that drivers stay engaged; and to what degree the systems allow drivers to engage them in circumstances where they’re not designed to be used.

Consumer Reports noted that none of the systems qualify as self driving, even though some automakers market them as such.

The organization rated Tesla’s Autopilot system the most capable and as having the best performance among the four it tested, but it scored the worst at keeping the driver engaged, which dropped it below Cadillac’s Super Cruise system in the overall rankings.

The ratings come from Consumer Reports, which tested the cars on its test track and on local highways, in both lead and following positions.

The organization rated the systems on their capability and ease of use; how they ensured that drivers stay engaged; and to what degree the systems allow drivers to engage them in circumstances where they’re not designed to be used.

Consumer Reports noted that none of the systems qualify as self driving, even though some automakers market them as such.

The organization rated Tesla’s Autopilot system the most capable and as having the best performance among the four it tested, but it scored the worst at keeping the driver engaged, which dropped it below Cadillac’s Super Cruise system in the overall rankings.

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