The driver attention system uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column that focuses exclusively on the driver and works with infrared lights to track head position to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation.
Existing driver assist systems only rely upon steering wheel input and warning messages to request driver attention and control. Cadillac is the only manufacturer to monitor driver attention to the road ahead when Super Cruise is engaged.
If the system detects the driver has turned attention away from the road ahead for too long, it will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road.
If the driver does not immediately refocus on the road, Super Cruise will continue to safely navigate until a further escalation of alerts prompts the driver to resume supervision.