Ford BlueCruise and Lincoln ActiveGlide – FoMoCo’s hands-free highway driver assist features – have proven to be quite popular from the day both launched, steadily accumulating more and more users who have racked up a considerable number of miles with the feature activated thus far. In fact, back in November, the number of Ford owners enrolled in one of these services surpassed the 100,000 mark, and that number grew to 114,000 users one month later who have cumulatively covered 42 million miles. Now, according to CEO Jim Farley, Ford owners enrolled in one of these two programs have reached yet another milestone.
And Jace, glad you’re enjoying BlueCruise. Looks like your trips have helped us hit the milestone. ⚡️ https://t.co/vDvKNT93yK
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) February 24, 2023
Those folks have now driven over 50 million miles with either BlueCruise or ActiveGlide engaged, which is an impressive total, indeed. As users continue to rack up miles, Ford is also able to continuously improve these systems, as well as add new features and capabilities to the mix, too.
Already named the top-rated active driving assistance system (ADAS) by Consumer Reports, BlueCruise and ActiveGlide are in line for a number of updates in the coming months and years. As Ford Authority reported last September, BlueCruise 1.2 adds a trio of new features to the mix – Lane Change Assist, which will perform a hands-free lane change when drivers tap the turn signal, Predictive Speed Assist, which automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed as it approaches sharp curves and helps signal the driver ahead of time when a speed change is about to occur, and In-Lane Repositioning, which keeps the vehicle in its lane while also shifting its position away from vehicles in adjacent lanes.
Looking further down the road, a Level 3 version of BlueCruise and ActiveGlide is already in the works, and will add even more autonomous capabilities to these semi-autonomous systems.