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Watch: Ford Co-Pilot360 hands-free driving technology and more in action

Ford has announced that it's adding hands-free driving tech to the 2021 Mustang Mach-E.

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Ford has released a series of videos showing how various aspects of its new Co-Pilot360 Active Drive Assist hands-free driving technology works in real life and simulated driving scenarios, along with other aspects of the suite of driver assist technology.

Scroll down to watch videos featuring Active Drive Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intersection Assist, Lane Keeping Assist with Blind Spot Detection and Road Edge Detection, navigation, post collision braking, rearview camera, Reverse Brake Assist, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking.

Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. The update to the system, originally offered on the 2020 Ford Explorer, brings the total number of included technologies to eight. Additional technologies, like Active Drive Assist, can be added.

Ford is planning to make Active Drive Assist available in late 2021. Mustang Mach-E models that feature the hardware for the technology will be able to upgrade via an over-the-air update when the tech is ready for distribution.

Ford Co-Pilot360: Active Drive Assist

Ford Co-Pilot360: Automatic High Beams

Ford Co-Pilot360: Evasive Steering Assist

Ford Co-Pilot360: Intelligent Cruise Control

Ford Co-Pilot360: Intersection Assist

Ford Co-Pilot360: Lane Keeping Assist with Blind Spot Detection and Road Edge Detection

Ford Co-Pilot360: Navigation System

Ford Co-Pilot360: Post Collision Braking

Ford Co-Pilot360: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Ford Co-Pilot360: Rearview Camera

Ford Co-Pilot360: Reverse Brake Assist

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New off-roader

Ford Bronco Production Officially Begins

The Ford Bronco is finally ready for primetime.

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The time is finally here. After years of speculation and several months of pandemic-related delays, the Ford Bronco is starting to roll off the assembly line. The SUV marks the first new Bronco model in Ford's lineup in 15 years, not counting the Bronco Sport, and is one of the most hyped and sought-after vehicles to hit the market in quite some time. Ford's announcement that production has begun will be accompanied by a special YouTube presentation that Ford says will include interviews with the Bronco team and with reservation holders at the automaker's new Modification Center.


2021 Ford Bronco Ford added 2,700 jobs to support Bronco production.Ford


Bronco production has driven Ford to invest $750 million into its Michigan Assembly Plant, and the automaker says it has added 2,700 jobs to support the rollout. Ford's push to begin production can't come soon enough. Over 125,000 Bronco orders have been placed, and multiple delays have pushed the vehicle's arrival back, meaning there is considerable demand for the off-road legend.

Ford is ready to capitalize on the craze and will offer several ways to customize the new vehicle. At its 1.7 million square-foot Modification Center, The Blue Oval will factory-install several optional modifications that include equipment such as a front bumper safari bar, graphics packages, roof racks, and more. That's on top of more than 200 factory-backed accessories that can be installed at the dealer, either at or after the time of purchase.


2021 Ford Bronco Delays and production difficulties have pushed the Bronco back.Ford


If you are hoping to get behind the wheel of a new Bronco, it could be a while. Even buyers that have been in line for a while now might not see their new vehicle until late 2021 or 2022, and the vehicle's official rollout will almost certainly re-spike demand. Even so, many feel it's worth the wait, and Ford's vehicle configuration tool is live, so go check it out for yourself.

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Musical artist H.E.R. has worked with Honda designers to customize a Civic Type R.

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H.E.R. graced the stage at the 2021 Honda Civic Tour but before that happens, the R&B singer-songwriter has put her stamp on a custom-designed Honda Civic Type R. This one-off is part of a longstanding tradition of Civic Tour headliners designing a custom Civic.

The unique-looking model is a reflection of H.E.R.'s personal values. Nuance, subtlety, and "sharing your heart" are held high. This all starts with the car's exterior where a deep black matte finish washes over the model while chameleon-tinted headlamps and windows, purple brake calipers and nebula painted trim are presented as intriguing highlights.

Designers worked to customize the cabin as well, adding nebula painted accents and special LED interior lighting that changes colors based on music and sound inside the vehicle by featuring custom colors, moods, brightness levels and rotating color patterns, adjustable by a smartphone.

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"One of the things that drew me toward the Honda Civic Tour was knowing that I'd be able to design my own vehicle, and out of all Civics, I picked the pinnacle Civic Type R," said H.E.R. "Infusing my personality into all aspects of my performances, and also expressing it through my favorite products, is something that I am passionate about. So being able to create and share my custom Honda Civic Type R with my fans is just so special to me."

H.E.R.'s custom Civic Type R joins Honda vehicles designed by past Civic Tour headliners, including Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Demi Lovato, blink-182, Black Eyed Peas, One Direction, Charlie Puth and more.

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