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December 4, 2023

Edmunds tests the best automotive hands-free driving systems

  • Hands-free driving is here and improving with every new software development.
  • By NICK KURCZEWSKI
    Edmunds

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    Ford’s BlueCruise allows for hands-free driving on most U.S. highways that don’t have traffic signals or intersections.

    While fully automated vehicles are still a ways off, the stepping stone of hands-free driving technology has become prevalent in the past few years. These assist systems allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel in certain situations. Combined with automated braking and acceleration, the feature can help make driving long distances or in congested traffic easier and less fatiguing. To better explain what's available, the automotive experts at Edmunds put four hands-free drive systems to the test: Ford's BlueCruise, General Motors' Super Cruise, Tesla's AutoPilot with Full Self-Driving Beta and BMW's Driving Assistant Plus.


     
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