Lane Keeping Assist System

Sep 10, 2022

On September 8, Ford announced that it has improved its hands-free driving offerings by launching BlueCruise 1.2 and Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 with new features – including hands-free lane changing – and system updates to create more of a human-like driving feel.
The available new system starts arriving on vehicles from the factory in fall 2022 beginning with the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Available BlueCruise 1.2 and ActiveGlide 1.2 include three new features:
Lane Change Assist will perform a hands-free lane change when requested by the driver tapping the turn signal, and suggest if a lane change would be beneficial when following slow-moving traffic.
Predictive Speed Assist adjusts the speed as drivers approach a sharp curve and warn the driver when a speed change is about to occur
In-Lane Repositioning makes the hands-free highway driving experience feel more natural, keeping the vehicle in its lane while subtly shifting the vehicle’s position away from vehicles in adjacent lanes
Ford engineers have also been continually improving maps with over-the-air updates identifying prequalified sections of divided highways where BlueCruise can be used – currently spanning more than 130,000 miles.
Collectively, 75,000 Ford and Lincoln owners enrolled in BlueCruise and ActiveGlide.

(Ford press release on September 8, 2022)

Sep 02, 2022

On September 1, Ford of Europe opened the order books for the stunning all-new Ranger pickup. The premium Ranger Wildtrak and high-specification Ranger Limited are offered in double cab body style, with customer deliveries expected to start from early 2023.
The all-new Ranger Wildtrak offers uncompromising capability by making Ford’s 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine available to Ranger customers for the first time. Delivering 240 PS power and 600 Nm torque through a 10‑speed automatic gearbox, the powertrain enables effortless towing of up to 3,500 kg. Turbocharged performance and optimized fuel-efficiency are also delivered through Ford’s proven 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines. Both Ranger Limited and Ranger Wildtrak can be specified with Ford’s 170 PS single-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearboxes, or a 205 PS bi-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Drivers can monitor and control many vehicle features using a largest-in-class 12.4-inch digital cluster that replaces traditional analog instruments, and the 12-inch central touchscreen that also supports Ford’s sophisticated SYNC 4A infotainment system. ADAS technologies include Pre-Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping System, and Reverse Brake Assist, in addition to first-in-segment technologies such as Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage.

Ford of Europe press release

Aug 31, 2022

On August 26, SAIC GM's Buick brand unveiled the Envista, an all-new compact SUV. It is developed on GM’s new-generation compact SUV platform. Buick has begun taking orders for the Envista. The SUV is available at a starting price of CNY 150,000.
The Envista incorporates the all-new Buick tri-shield logo and the PURE Design philosophy. It is fitted with LED daytime running lights representing an evolution of Buick’s signature wing lighting, and crystal-clear LED automatic headlights. Some versions of the vehicle include an exclusive black mesh grille.
The Envista has a length of 4,638 mm, width of 1,816 mm, height of 1,565 mm and extended wheelbase of 2,700 mm. When the rear seats (60/40 split) are folded down, the loading space can be expanded to 1,273L.
The Envista is equipped with a 1.5T four-cylinder direct injection turbocharged Ecotec engine. Paired with a chain drive transmission (CVT), it delivers 135 kW of maximum power and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1,500-5,000rpm, allowing 0-100km/h acceleration in 7.9 seconds and fuel efficiency as low as 6.52 liters per 100km under WLTC conditions.
The vehicle has features such as the latest Buick eConnect system (including OTA upgrades), the eCruise automated driving support system (including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist), and an integrated dual 10.25-inch touchscreen.
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