Ford BlueCruise* (formerly Active Drive Assist) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What are the benefits of BlueCruise hands-free driving?
BlueCruise is a new technology that builds upon available Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition. BlueCruise reduces driver fatigue on long highway drives by providing a hands-free driving experience. However, you must keep an eye on the road and that is monitored with a driver-facing camera that watches eye-gaze and head position.

How does BlueCruise differ from other competitors (Tesla hands-free/GM SuperCruise)?
Unlike BlueCruise, Tesla AutoPilot and GM SuperCruise are hands-on systems. BlueCruise is the next evolution of Ford’s Intelligent Active Cruise Control. It's created to make it more comfortable and convenient for you to drive hands-free on specific portions of highways, as long as you are paying full attention and ready to take over the vehicle at any time.

How do I check Hands-Free BlueZone coverage in my area prior to purchasing?
Hands-Free BlueZones are available on over 130,000 miles of highways across North America. An interactive coverage map is coming soon.

Was BlueCruise added when I purchased my vehicle?
You can purchase a vehicle equipped with Ford Co-Pilot™ Active 2.0 Prep Kit, which has the hardware for BlueCruise. The software for BlueCruise can be purchased later once available on theFord Connected Services page. The Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package also includes Active Park Assist 2.0, the latest iteration of park-assist technologies, to give you some peace of mind when parking your vehicle. With Active Park Assist 2.0, simply holding a button will allow the vehicle to take control of parking in parallel and perpendicular spaces with ease. It also offers Park Out Assist with side-sensing capability so you can confidently navigate out of a parking spot when someone’s parked too close.

Can I still use BlueCruise if I did not get the Ford Co-Pilot Active 2.0 Prep Kit when I purchased my vehicle? 
BlueCruise is only available if the Ford Co-Pilot Active 2.0 Prep Kit was installed at the factory.

Additional Topic

What is BlueCruise?


*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. BlueCruise is a hands-free highway driving feature. Only remove hands from the steering wheel when in a Hands-Free Blue Zone. Always watch the road and be prepared to resume control of the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. Requires purchased 3‑year connected service plan with regular map updates, FordPass App, and modem activation.