The advanced automotive tech is hands-free driving and it’s getting popular day by day. In current times the automakers offering hands-free driving are Tesla AutoPilot, General Motor SuperCruise and Common AI’s open pilot that signifies the interest of today’s driver is in an easier way of controlling the car.
Ford announced that its Active driver assist (with hands-free mode) will come in its new models; the first two models that will receive this feature is the 2021 Ford F-150 and all-new electric Mustang Mach-E. Not all the trims will get this feature as standard, higher trim will feature it as standard.
In F-150 the Ford co-pilot 360 active 2.0 package can be added for $1,595 and Mustang Mach-E is part of the Comfort and Technology package for $3,200 that includes heated steering wheels and seats.
If you are deciding to purchase this feature it won’t come immediately will available in the third quarter of 2021.
However, Ford said that hands-free doesn’t mean that you have to stop paying attention to the road. A driver-facing camera will be there to monitor the person behind the wheel is paying attention to the road that means tracking things like head position and eye gaze to see where the driver’s attention is then it will determine if the system should start its work or it should leave the feature.