Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will join a very exclusive club of vehicles with hands-free driver assistance, still far from full autonomy but nonetheless promising a more relaxed driving experience – if the conditions are right. Though the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is on track to begin deliveries later this year, the newly-announced Ford Active Drive Assist system won’t actually be available until late 2021. However confusion around the system is already cropping up now.

Despite repeated claims, often from people who should know better, there are no autonomous vehicles on sale to consumers today. Autonomy, or full self-driving, is typically acknowledged to mean Level 4 or Level 5 on the SAE scale, where a vehicle can operate itself with no monitoring from humans inside.

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