The Wall Street Journal: GM’s ‘Super Cruise’ system will track drivers’ eyes to monitor alertness

Future buyers of General Motors Co.’s GM, -3.88% semiautonomous driving system will have to be comfortable with Big Brother sitting in the passenger seat.

The nation’s largest auto maker aims to release its Super Cruise on a Cadillac next year, and will feature eye tracking in the cabin, a first for a U.S. car maker.

GM will duel with Volvo Car Corp.’s Pilot Assist and Tesla Motors Inc.’s TSLA, -1.46% Autopilot, both driver-assistance systems that can control a moving vehicle. While Tesla’s Autopilot requires periodic handling by the driver, GM’s system is expected to go a step further in monitoring the alertness of human drivers.

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