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Ford Mach-E Crash Triggers Federal Investigation

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Ford Mach-E Crash Triggers Federal Investigation
Ford Mach-E Crash Triggers Federal Investigation

While Tesla’s Autopilot woes have been all over in the news for some time, other automakers have also struggled with advanced driver assistance technologies. The latest example is a report about federal regulators digging into a fatal accident involving a Ford Mach-E possibly using BlueCruise or Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & go and Lane Centering Assist at the time.

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BlueCruise is Ford’s hands-free highway-driving assistance technology. The automaker advertises it as a way to reduce stress and driver fatigue on longer trips. The other driver assistance system’s name is pretty self-explanatory.

It’s not entirely clear if a Mach-E all-electric crossover driver was using either technology when it plowed right into the back of a Honda CR-V which was stopped in the road, as detailed out in a CNN report. Both the National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating the case to see if they can uncover the truth.