Ford BlueCruise Guide: Hands-Free Driving With The Mustang Mach-E

October 18th, 2023 by

How To Use Ford's BlueCruise on the Mach-E With Bill Brown Ford

How To Use Ford’s BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving On The Mach-E

By prioritizing cutting-edge technologies and purposeful features, Ford has always remained at the forefront of automotive innovation. The manufacturer never stops pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and is constantly developing forward-looking systems that elevate the customers’ driving experience. Their latest marvel, the BlueCruise hands-free driving feature in the Mustang Mach-E, is a testament to their commitment to innovation. BlueCruise is a driver assistance technology that offers enhanced comfort and convenience.

Today, we join Melissa and Hailee from Bill Brown Ford as they demonstrates this groundbreaking feature. Let’s embark on this journey to understand the step-by-step process of setting up and using BlueCruise, its exceptional features, and the essentials to ensure a smooth ride.

What Is Ford BlueCruise?

Ford BlueCruise is a state-of-the-art hands-free highway driving technology that enables drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel on over 130,000 miles of prequalified sections of divided highways across North America, known as Hands-Free Blue Zones. The feature keeps an eye on road markings and surrounding traffic and manages acceleration, steering, and braking to ensure a less stressful and more enjoyable driving experience. The system illuminates the digital instrument cluster in blue to let drivers know when the vehicle is in a hands-free zone.  

BlueCruise operates using a combination of driver-assist features, including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition. Adaptive Cruise Control helps maintain a safe distance from the car in front, Speed Sign Recognition identifies various signs and markings on the road, and Lane Centering keeps the vehicle in its lane. Additionally, a driver-facing camera in the instrument cluster keeps track of head movement and eye gaze, making sure the driver’s eyes are always on the road.

 

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Getting Started With BlueCruise: The Initial Setup

  1. Ford Pass App Integration: Before you can enjoy the benefits of BlueCruise, download the Ford Pass App. This app acts as the bridge between your vehicle and the BlueCruise feature.
  2. Vehicle Registration: Register your vehicle’s VIN into your Ford Pass account. This step ensures that your car is compatible and ready for the BlueCruise experience.
  3. Syncing with Your Vehicle: Sync the Ford Pass on your phone to your Mustang Mach-E. This seamless integration allows for real-time communication between your vehicle and the app.

How To Engage Ford BlueCruise In The Mustang Mach-E?

Engaging BlueCruise is rather easy. You first have to activate the feature through the SYNC system and then turn it on using the steering wheel.

Activating BlueCruise with SYNC:

  1. Vehicle Settings: Navigate to the ‘Driver’s Assistance’ section under your vehicle settings. Here, turn on both the adaptive cruise control and lane-centering features. These are vital for the optimal functioning of BlueCruise.
  2. Blue Zone Highway Activation: Once on a Blue Zone Highway, press the steering wheel control button. This action activates the BlueCruise feature.
  3. Setting the Pace: Use the toggle to set your desired vehicle speed. This ensures that you maintain a consistent speed while driving.
  4. Adjusting the Gap: Press the Gap distance button to determine the space between your vehicle and the one ahead. This feature ensures safety and smooth driving.

Switching BlueCruise On Using The Steering Wheel

Once you have enabled the BlueCruise via SYNC, wait for an activation prompt to appear on the instrument cluster. As soon as the green BlueCruise activation prompt appears, press the Adaptive Cruise Control button. Then press the Lateral Support button, and then sit back and relax, as BlueCruise is now operational. You can move the toggle button up and down to adjust the speed of your Mach-E and keep a safe distance from the traffic ahead.

Understanding BlueCruise Features

  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control: This feature adjusts the speed of your vehicle based on the traffic conditions, ensuring a smooth drive.
  • Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition: BlueCruise uses advanced technology to recognize speed signs, take tight corners, and stay centered in narrow lanes.
  • Hands-Free Highway Driving: With over 130,000 miles of prequalified North American roads, BlueCruise offers a hands-free driving experience. However, it’s essential to note that this feature requires the driver’s supervision.

Which Ford Vehicles Feature BlueCruise?

BlueCruise is currently available on the Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Ford Expedition.

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Ford’s BlueCruise Available at Bill Brown In Livonia, MI

Ford’s innovative BlueCruise technology is transforming how we navigate the roads, offering unprecedented convenience and safety with the 2023 Mustang Mach-E. As the #1 dealership in Michigan’s EV revolution, Bill Brown Ford invites you to experience the thrill and sophistication of the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E firsthand. Our customer-centric approach guarantees a smooth, hassle-free process whether you’re looking to buy, lease, or place a custom order. We boast an expansive inventory, with over 700 Ford vehicles ready to meet your immediate purchasing or leasing needs, including new 2023 Mustang Mach-E Trims. 

But the journey doesn’t stop there. We understand that every driver has a vision for their perfect vehicle. That’s why we offer a comprehensive online configuration tool, allowing you to tailor your Mustang Mach-E to your preferences. And for those seeking a more guided experience, our dedicated team is on standby, ready to walk you through each step with the utmost care and expertise, ensuring a seamless transition into your new automotive future.

Your adventure with Ford’s EV technology is just a test drive away. Schedule your test drive online, visit Bill Brown Ford, and secure your place on the cutting edge of automotive innovation. The future of driving is here, and it’s your turn to take the wheel.

 

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