Sam Abuelsamid and the Blue Cruise (Part 2)

Episode 1824 (25:22)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo to talk about Ford's second-generation driving assist software called "Blue Cruise." Level 2 means the system is capable of performing steering and speed control, but the driver still must be alert to take over should the need develop. So no crawling in the back seat. Blue Cruise is a hands-off system, like Chevy's Super Cruise, but they are limited to divided highways. Ford has about 130,000 miles of divided highways mapped, while GM has around 200,000. No stop signs or traffic lights. That also means no cruising on city streets. 

Meanwhile, Ford and GM are suing one another over the use of the term "SuperCruise" and "BlueCruise." GM claims a trademark violation, while Ford says that GM's trademark is too vague.