The electric crossover Ford Mustang Mach-E will be the first car of the brand to receive an advanced autopilot with Active Drive Assist (ADA). The system will allow the driver to release the steering wheel for a long time during the trip.
The autopilot system will rely on a variety of cameras, sensors, and high-precision topographic data from the navigation system. You can ride without a hand on the steering wheel over 160 km / h.
A feature of Active Drive Assist is an infrared camera that monitors the position of the driver’s head and the direction of his gaze while driving. According to the creators, she cannot make mistakes, even if a person sits with glasses or a mask.
If the system detects that the driver of the car is distracted from the road, a signal will be issued indicating the need to return his hands to the steering wheel. Also, the autopilot may ask you to take control in advance if the automation does not cope with the situation on the road.
Active Drive Assist will appear on Mustang Mach-E in the 3rd quarter of next year after a software update. Later, other Ford models will receive advanced autopilot, and the function of driving without hands will work in new regions.