Automotive technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the last decade – with hands-free and automated driving technology as a primary focus.
The Ford brand continues to upgrade technology in its lineup and Ford BlueCruise may be the highlight. More and more Ford cars, trucks and SUVs are expected to add hands-free driving technology in the future and many drivers want to know – how does Ford BlueCruise hands-free driving work?
Ford BlueCruise will build on the current Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go System that is a part of the Ford Active Drive Assist platform. Adaptive Cruise Control allows drivers to set a speed and a following distance on the highway and the innovative system will adjust your speed to maintain that distance and keep you safe on the road.
The Ford BlueCruise system builds on that technology and adds a truly hands-free experience on select highways in the United States. Ford BlueCruise has the capability to maintain your position and speed within a lane on the highway with a suite of exterior cameras and sensors – which allow you to enjoy a safe, comfortable, and hands-free ride.
To ensure that you are still alert when behind the wheel, Ford BlueCruise employs a driver-facing camera.
The first Ford vehicles to add access to Ford BlueCruise were the 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e via Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates. Here is a list of additional Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs that are expected to be available with Ford BlueCruise.