September 09, 2016
Cadie Thompson

General Motors semi-autonomous driving system will have one high-tech feature that its competitors don’t: An eye-tracking system.

The company plans to launch the system, called Super Cruise, on its Cadillac CT6 next year. And according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Super Cruise’s eye-tracking tech will enable the system to better monitor whether the driver is paying attention or not.

For example, if a driver falls asleep at the wheel while Super Cruise is activated, the system will detect that the driver's gaze has drifted and the car will begin to send visual and audio alerts to get the person's attention. If the driver still doesn’t respond, an operator from the company’s OnStar service will try to make contact with the driver. If all of these alerts fail, the car will then pull over to the side of the road.

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