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Ford BlueCruise: Everything You Need To Know

Ford BlueCruise

In 2021, Ford automaker launched a revolutionary driver-assistance technology: Ford BlueCruise. Ford BlueCruise is a hands-free highway driving feature available on many Ford vehicles, and its availability is expanding as we move into newer model years. This innovative technology combines several features to help reduce the stress of your ride, allowing you to connect more with your loved ones and enjoy the view.

Read on to explore the Ford BlueCruise system in more detail, or head to our Ford Dealership in Tampa, FL, to take a Ford BlueCruise equipped vehicle out for a test drive today.

How Ford BlueCruise Works

The revolutionary Ford BlueCruise hands-free driver-assist system works with Ford adaptive cruise control. This isn't just any Ford cruise control system – adaptive cruise control adapts to the traffic around you, keeping your vehicle at a comfortable distance behind the vehicle in front of you. This system is the foundation on which Ford BlueCruise was designed.

Ford BlueCruise uses a combination of cameras, sensors, and GPS mapping to allow for hands-free driving. The cameras monitor your vehicle's position within a lane, and the system applies steering support to help keep your vehicle centered in the lane. When this system is active, it uses a driver-facing camera that monitors your head and eye positions to ensure you pay attention to the road. If the system determines you are distracted, it will alert you to pay attention.

Ford BlueCruise is a driver-assistance feature, not a self-driving feature. It does not work as a collision avoidance system or recognize intersections, stop lights, or traffic signs. As such, you must always pay attention to the road ahead, traffic conditions, and any potential obstructions.

How Ford BlueCruise Works
Ford BlueCruise Availability

Ford BlueCruise Availability

Ford BlueCruise is available for equipped vehicles on over 100,000 miles of compatible highways in North America. This feature operates on 97% of controlled-access highways across the U.S. and Canada. Compatible roads include interstates and freeways without traffic signals or intersections.

The highways and freeways where BlueCruise is available are known as Blue Zones. You can view the Ford BlueCruise map on the Ford website.

Benefits of Ford BlueCruise Driver-Assist Technology

Ford BlueCruise hands-free driver-assist technology provides a myriad of benefits to drivers with equipped vehicles. First and foremost, a hands-free driving experience helps reduce fatigue on your drive, allowing you to arrive at your destination energized and refreshed.

Without worrying about your hands on the steering wheel at all times, you can connect with your passengers and relax. Finally, Ford BlueCruise gives you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery in front of you as you allow this revolutionary system to do the work of accelerating, slowing down, and steering.

Benefits of Ford BlueCruise Driver-Assist Technology

What Vehicles Have Ford BlueCruise?

Ford BlueCruise vehicles include the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV, the 2024 Ford F-150 truck, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning truck, and the 2023 Ford Expedition SUV. Keep in mind that this technology is optional on certain trims of each model, while others have it as standard. For an equipped vehicle, you can choose to activate the feature at any time during your Ford vehicle ownership journey.

Explore our new Ford F-150 inventory to browse Ford BlueCruise-enabled trucks.

The Ford BlueCruise 1.2 expands its capabilities by adding hands-free lane change assist and in-lane repositioning to shift you away from other vehicles. BlueCruise 1.3 is the latest generation of this software and has improved by helping drivers remain in a hands-free mode even longer around tighter curved areas and keep an accurate position in narrow lanes.

Ford BlueCruise Subscription

The Ford BlueCruise cost can be rolled into your financing as a part of your vehicle purchase, or you can activate your Ford BlueCruise subscription at any other time. If you choose not to activate this hands-free driver-assistance technology at the time of purchase, you can still try it out with a complimentary 90-day free trial.

No minimum length commitment is required to use Ford BlueCruise. If you have an upcoming long road trip, you can activate the service for as little as one month to help reduce fatigue and stress on your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ford BlueCruise?

Ford BlueCruise is an innovative driver-assistance technology feature that enables drivers in equipped vehicles to experience hands-free driving on over 100,000 miles of compatible roadways across the United States and Canada. It utilizes adaptive cruise control, sensors, and cameras to set your speed, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and keep your vehicle centered in the lane.

Can you use Ford BlueCruise anywhere?

Ford BlueCruise is available on 97% of controlled-access highways across the United States and Canada. Compatible roadways are known as "Blue Zones." This feature is available on over 100,000 miles of highways and freeways across North America, free from intersections and traffic lights. Ford BlueCruise will not operate outside of the specially designated Blue Zone roadways.

What vehicles come with Ford BlueCruise as a standard feature?

Ford BlueCruise software is standard on select trims for the following vehicles: the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2024 Ford F-150, 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning, and 2023 Ford Expedition. To use Ford BlueCruise, you must sign up for a subscription that can be as short as one month long. You can choose a subscription at purchase or first enjoy a 90-day free trial.

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