He Mustang Mach-E It is one of Ford’s most important releases in recent years, as it marks its jump to zero-emission models with a product that will rank at the top of its vehicle range. And for this reason, the brand wants to provide it with the most complete technological equipment possible, including a semi-autonomous driving assistant that allows even driving without hands on the wheel.
Called Active Drive Assist, when it launches in late 2021, it can be activated on predetermined roads in the United States and Canada that extend through more than 160,000 kilometers, and later the system will be expanded to other areas.
This system of the Mustang Mach-E combines several assistants who act together: the smart adaptive cruise control It is in charge of reading the traffic signs, identifying the rest of the vehicles and maintaining safe distances; the technology of lane keeping makes the car stay centered on the road and the camera, Located inside and directed towards the driver’s face, it detects if he is paying attention to what is happening on the road.
With this system, “the vehicle helps relieve stress while driving, but still allows you to keep fully in control. And if the driver loses focus on the road, [el Active Drive Assist] It automatically alerts you and will slow the vehicle down until the driver is ready to focus on it again, ”explains Hau Thai-Tang, director of purchasing and product development at Ford. According to the brand, the camera is able to follow the position of the eyes even if the driver wears sunglasses.
The system will be offered as an optional part of the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0, a driver assistance package that includes other useful technologies such as reverse braking assistant, rear camera, cross traffic alert, automatic lights and pre-collision assistant.