Lincoln vehicles will get a new hands-free driver assist system but only after it debuts on the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The luxury brand has plans to implement the system, which uses lasers and cameras in the steering wheel to monitor a driver's alertness, on future vehicles, Lincoln President Joy Falotico said last week. She did not say what vehicle or vehicles it would be available on.
Ford Motor Co. officials said the system, meant for highway driving, will be offered on Premier and GT trims of the Mach-E when it goes on sale in late 2020 but won't be activated until a future date.
The system builds on Ford's adaptive cruise control and lane-centering technologies, which are available on some vehicles today.
Ford is taking the opposite strategy of its rival, General Motors, which debuted its hands-free system on its Cadillac luxury brand and is still in the process of rolling that out across Cadillac's lineup.