Ford to offer hands-free driving
Major automaker Ford has announced last week that it would begin offering its own hands-free highway driving system called Blue Cruise, an SAE Level 2 driver-assist technology, to its customers later this year. The system, similar to Cadillac’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot should be offered via over-the-air software updates on 2021 F-150 models equipped with the available Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. Ford is targeting to sell more than 100,000 vehicles equipped with BlueCruise in the first year, the company said in a statement. Blue Cruise will also be in the Mustang Mach E catalog. It will be launched following more than 800,000 kilometers of development testing including a journey completed by some 10 test vehicles over more than 170,000 kilometers through 37 states and five Canadian provinces.