Despite claims to the contrary, there's no such thing as full self-driving cars for sale to the public. But some systems allow for automated highway operation, sometimes hands-free, under certain conditions. The human remains responsible for operating the vehicle.
Automated highway helpers
Fully self-driving cars are not yet for sale to the public, but some systems offer a degree of automated highway operation, sometimes hands-free.
BlueCruise, shown here on a preproduction Expedition, can operate hands-free in designated “Blue Zones,” but Ford says the system doesn’t replace “the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.”
GM plans to introduce an enhanced Super Cruise driver-assistance system on six models in the first quarter of 2022. New features include lane change on demand and the ability to tow a boat or camper hands-free.
Jeep says its all-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer is available with Active Driving Assist for “hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane-centering with adaptive cruise-control.” The ’21 Grand Cherokee L also has the system.
ActiveGlide, Lincoln’s new hands-free driver-assist technology, will debut on the 2022 Navigator.
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