Ford is Building a Hands-Free Driving Software for the Mustang Mach-E

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2020 Mustang Mach-E

Ford’s approach sounds similar to that of GM’s, which has been offering Super Cruise on select Cadillac models for a couple of years now. Like Super Cruise, the Mustang Mach-E’s system will be highway-only, at least initially. It requires high-precision mapping of the roads first, which the car then uses – along with a more precise GPS sensor – to make sure it’s in the right place within the lane.

Roam outside of the mapped area, and the system will turn off. You’ll be able to use regular adaptive cruise control, but not hands-free. Ford says that geofencing will expand over time, because of the fact that the Mustang Mach-E has OTA update support.

The Mustang Mach-E will have cameras, LIDAR, ultrasonic, and radar in the mix. The result is 360-degree awareness around the vehicle, though without knowing just what sensors have visibility in each place, we don’t know what sort of range that full coverage will encompass.