A hands-free system, which is an update to Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver-assistance package, will be first available on the Mustang Mach-E as standard in late 2020 – early 2021.
The system competes with Cadillac’s Super Cruise. It operates on 100,000 miles of highway in the Unites States and Canada. Some other Ford cars will also get the advanced Co-Pilot360 system for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reports.
To monitor drivers, the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recommends introducing hands-free capability to driver-assist systems.
Updates in the Co-Pilot360 pack include adaptive cruise control (lane centering added), a driver-facing camera, active park assist. Other features on the new system include road edge detection and blind-spot assist.
Ford is not along with its hands-free ‘initiative’. In 2017, a hands-free system was first unveiled on the Cadillac CT6.
The 2021 CT4, CT5 and Escalade will also feature this system, with automated lane changing now. The Super Cruise functions on 200,000 miles of the roads in North America.
Lexus will also launch a hands-free driving system on one of its vehicles later this year.