Till a long-promised future replete with driverless automobiles arrives, we’re caught behind the wheels of our personal automobiles. Autonomous driving is slowly getting extra… autonomous in locations, however for passenger automobiles that also characteristic steering wheels, we nonetheless must maintain our fingers on the wheel and eyes on the highway—should you’re not driving a GM with SuperCruise or a Ford with BlueCruise, that’s.
At present out there solely in sure trims of Ford’s first two battery-electric automobiles, the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, BlueCruise allows hands-free driving on over 130,000 miles of divided highways across the US. It is basically Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 driver-assistance system paired with a set of cameras contained in the automotive that monitor the driving force’s eyes to ensure they’re trying on the highway.
I just lately received to spend per week every with the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and F-150 Lightning Platinum, each of that are geared up with BlueCruise. These two weeks additionally coincided with a constructive COVID take a look at for my son, a freshman on the College of Iowa. As that college’s COVID coverage for constructive exams boils right down to “you do not have to go house, however you possibly can’t keep right here,” and I had my very own (gentle) bout a couple of month prior (and was double-boosted), I used to be dispatched to retrieve the boy so he might isolate at house.
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