Ford’s BlueCruise Hands-Free Highway Driving System Remains Atop Consumer Reports’ Rankings

Oct 19, 2023

For the second time, Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system has been named Consumer Reports’ top-rated active driving assistance system. BlueCruise enables hands-free highway driving allowing our customers to have an easier driving experience whether they are in stop-and-go traffic or taking a long road trip.

Editors gave BlueCruise a total score of 84 points, nearly 10 points higher than the second-place Super Cruise system offered on General Motors’ Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac models. BlueCruise earned extra points thanks to its use of a direct driver monitoring system, which requires drivers to keep their eyes on the road while the system controls steering, acceleration and braking.

Since Consumer Reports conducted testing in late 2022, three systems from other automakers have been added. In total, 17 active driving assistance systems were tested on Consumer Reports’ test track and on public roads.

Each driver assistance system was rated for its performance in 40 separate tests and evaluated by performance in five categories: capability and performance, driver engagement, ease of use, clear when safe to use and unresponsive driver.

There are more than 260,000 BlueCruise-equipped Ford and Lincoln vehicles on the road globally. The system is available to use in sections of highways designated as Blue Zones across the U.S. and Canada, allowing our customers to arrive at their destination less stressed and more energized.

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