BONUS: Driver Monitoring Systems to Be Awarded Extra Points in CR Scoring | Talking Cars

Bonus: Driver Monitoring Systems To Be Awarded Extra Points In Cr Scoring | Talking Cars 1

Consumer Reports has tested vehicles from Tesla, GM, Subaru, Ford, and others that include autonomous driving features, with many now including driver monitoring systems to ensure those behind the wheel are paying attention to the road. CR will now award additional points to those systems that perform well in our tests. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has also announced plans to evaluate these systems.


Driver Monitoring Systems by Ford and GM Are Only Ones to Earn Points in CR’s Tests:

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10 Comments on "BONUS: Driver Monitoring Systems to Be Awarded Extra Points in CR Scoring | Talking Cars"

  1. ADAS is an acronym for advanced driving assistance systems. Technologies that provide driver support, such as adaptive cruise control, or attempt to prevent collisions, such as automatic emergency braking, are included among the many ADAS types.Sep 21, 2020

  2. I hope in rating these systems that performance of the system as well as driver monitoring is considered. I test drove my uncle’s new Tesla Model 3 and found using the basic adaptive cruise control that the vehicle applied the brakes on an open road with no vehicles or pedestrians around for miles. And on a wide two lane road the vehicle panic stopped for a semi going the opposite direction with ample and normal separation… this could have caused me to be rear-ended! So, I have crossed all Teslas off my shopping list.

  3. Conversely, if a monitoring system is found to be fussy, unreliable, or untrustworthy — will that vehicle have points deducted?

    Will this be a separate category for CR subscriber view or just folded into the overall score?

    Finally, does this mean a vehicle could achieve a score greater than 100? This could potentially put the Kia Telluride as the first vehicle to break that barrier.

  4. Emails and phone conversations were made for our own private personal communications.
    We all know that they’ve never been used otherwise by any third party organization.

  5. OK, so the thumbnail has Tesla on it, but the content mentioned Tesla once?


  6. I canceled my Consumer Reports subscription last year as their information is mostly outdated. You go to look something up and product reviews are often years old and listed models are long discontinued. CR seems to have a following amongst the elderly population but as a mid aged consumer I find that the information provided is close to worthless.

    • @JohnSalazar your out of touch! Your an individual who is toxic with your explanation on Consumer Reports. They have been rating so much for the public’s use not an individual who is biased. Don’t waste our Time. Good bye 👋 #Abc7news #npr #cnn

  7. TLDW: we will not recommend teslas because it doesn’t record you while driving. Even though autopilot is the best system.

  8. It appears for combination of liability reason and technology limitations automaker programmed their vehicle to pass the control over to the driver at the the most inopportune time. The vehicle conditioned its driver to overly rely on the technology and then at the very last seconds during an emergency situation (where it counts the most) it passes the control over to driver and expects the human to do the right thing within split seconds is a recipe for disaster. These vehicles are autonomous until they aren’t.

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