Ford Motor Firm launched BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 Superior Driver Help Programs (ADAS) with new options—together with hands-free lane altering—and system updates to create extra of a human-like driving really feel. The out there new techniques begins arriving on autos from the manufacturing unit this fall starting with the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
We’re investing in our ADAS group to continuously enhance BlueCruise and ActiveGlide for our clients. The newest enhancements enable clients to command lane adjustments utilizing only a flip sign, and make hands-free driving really feel extra human-like by easily slowing down for turns, and giving extra room to massive autos in neighboring lanes. These enhancements are only the start of a continuing journey towards enhancing security and, sooner or later, giving clients worthwhile time again.
—Doug Area, Chief EV & Digital Programs Officer, Ford Mannequin e
Accessible BlueCruise 1.2 and ActiveGlide 1.2 embrace three new options:
Lane Change Help might help drivers transfer by site visitors on the freeway with extra confidence whereas utilizing BlueCruise. The system will carry out a hands-free lane change when requested by the driving force tapping the flip sign, and it may even counsel if a lane change can be useful when following slow-moving site visitors.
Predictive Velocity Help routinely and easily adjusts the pace as drivers method a pointy curve and can assist sign the driving force forward of time when a pace change is about to happen, so that they perceive why the automobile is slowing.
In-Lane Repositioning makes the hands-free freeway driving expertise really feel extra pure, conserving the automobile in its lane whereas subtly shifting the automobile’s place away from autos in adjoining lanes—particularly useful when subsequent to larger autos resembling semis.
Ford engineers are also devoted to enhancing its ADAS to ship extra human-like driving efficiency, along with refining visuals, sensing and steering experiences. They’ve additionally been frequently enhancing maps with over-the-air updates figuring out prequalified sections of divided highways the place BlueCruise can be utilized—presently spanning greater than 130,000 miles.
As soon as a pre-qualified highway is recognized, BlueCruise-equipped autos sense and assist verify lane strains are seen, the driving force has his or her eyes on the highway and different situations acceptable earlier than transitioning to hands-free driving. BlueCruise makes use of animated cluster transitions that includes textual content and blue lighting cues to speak that the function is in hands-free mode, efficient even for these with shade blindness.
Collectively, 75,000 Ford and Lincoln homeowners enrolled in BlueCruise and ActiveGlide, with greater than 16 million hands-free driving miles gathered by the tip of August.