Ford confirmed the newest 2021 F-150 will be offered with hands-off driving technology. Upmarket trim amounts will soon be available with Co-Pilot 360, a suite of electronic driving aids that includes an attribute called Active Drive Assist.
Already announced the electric Mustang Mach-E, the Active Drive Assist feature allows drivers to just take their arms completely off the controls when they’re traveling in the roughly 100,000 kilometers of United states highways that Ford has mapped. It hinges on digital camera- and radar-based technologies to keep the truck focused in its lane and traveling at a pre-determined rate; think about it as adaptive cruise control fulfills lane-keeping guide. It does not turn the F-150 into a completely autonomous car, and motorists will likely be necessary to keep both eyes on the way always. They’ll be checked by a driver-facing camera that tracks their mind and attention motions.
Ford told Autoblog that very early F-150 purchasers will either get the hardware that powers Active Drive Assist standard by purchasing a top-of-the-line Limited model, or they’ll certainly be in a position to include it to a Lariat, a King Ranch, or a Platinum trim for $895 once the business deducts a $100 early adopter motivation. They are going to then should invest $600 to shop for the program, that they’ll get via an over-the-air pc software upgrade when it’s ready within the third quarter of 2021. At that time, the equipment additionally the software is supposed to be packaged together, and the bundle will cost $1,595.
Regardless, the Active Drive Assist function comes with a three-year solution period. Ford told Autoblog that, from then on, “clients can decide to continue with it and obtain map updates with additional hands-free driving areas by paying a competitively-priced month-to-month solution price.” Those who never opt in might presumably no more manage to allow the hands-free driving function. Full details is announced in coming months.