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Pre-installed in my newly delivered GT Perf Edition and fully active.

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SYNC 4 Software Version: 21180_PRODUCT
Revision: 176

I have tested a couple times on a short ~2 mile stretch when it turns available and I make an exit.

It prompts in the driver / steering wheel console screen to press the cruise control button on steering wheel, and the blue indicators are on that it's active.

There is a few gentle turns that it navigates well enough and keeps distance from cars ahead.

I immediately felt confidence in it. I was used to my 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum's lane keeping system with vibrating steering wheel feedback and onscreen warnings. It was always accurate, so leads me to trust the hands free driving assistance by the Mach E.
Sync is the infotainment system and isn't involved in BlueCruise. What version is your Ford PowerUp?
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Do we know if the $600 is all considered a subscription fee, or is part of it purchasing the SW? Trying to figure out if there will be a $200 annual charge starting in year 4 or something less.
In short, nobody really knows yet. Ford might just let it keep going after the three years, there could be another $600 for another three years, or they could change pricing entirely. All we really know at this point is $600 for the first three years.
 

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Sync is the infotainment system and isn't involved in BlueCruise. What version is your Ford PowerUp?
Oh, ok, any idea where find that? Just simply in FordPass app?
 

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Oh, ok, any idea where find that? Just simply in FordPass app?
There is no way to find that information that I have seen. It is shown for a brief period after the OTA update, then it's gone. I would guess that as recently as your car was built it has not needed/received any updates.
 

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My Mach-E Awd Ext Canada. The screen was acting very different Aug 25th. When I looked around I found A Button marked BC at the top right corner of the vehicle assist screen. When pushed it said about BlueCruise. It was late so figured I would try it out or checked into it more in the morning. Next day it was gone and the screen was acting much more normal but not completely as it was. Anyone had this on their Mach-E
This showed up again. BC on the right top of the black screen. When I click on it it looks like its in Bluecruise. I shut the car off went to get my wallet and things to go and try it out. Now its gone again. WTF.

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As a manager of software developers I can say with absolute certainty that if a specific date is forced upon the developers then the final result will absolutely have bugs in it, some of them could be catastrophic. In any event there will be bugs even in the released code, that's a given, but I want them to take the time to eliminate the bugs that kill people.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this forum, it’s that software engineers are the one occupation that does not, under any circumstances, need to meet deadlines. It is frankly offensive to suggest anything to the contrary. “Deadlines?! You must want people to die!” or “Deadlines? Welp, I guess if you want it to suck….”
 

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this forum, it’s that software engineers are the one occupation that does not, under any circumstances, need to meet deadlines. It is frankly offensive to suggest anything to the contrary. “Deadlines?! You must want people to die!” or “Deadlines? Welp, I guess if you want it to suck….”
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Oh, ok, any idea where find that? Just simply in FordPass app?
The Ford Power Up version number (mine is 1.6) can be found on the big screen in the settings. I won't be near the car for a week so I can't look it up for you.
 

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I just talked to the Ford Marketing Team and they seemed just as surprised as I am that new cars are coming with BlueCruise activated while people who have been waiting for months and are even in Early Access Program are not getting it. She couldnt offer any help besides "BlueCruise is set to be released Q3"
 

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I updated the original post noting the s/w version number.

I have tested a couple times on a short ~2 mile stretch when it turns available and I make an exit.

It prompts in the driver / steering wheel console screen to press the cruise control button on steering wheel, and the blue indicators are on that it's active.

There is a few gentle turns that it navigates well enough and keeps distance from cars ahead.

I immediately felt confidence in it. I was used to my 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum's lane keeping system with vibrating steering wheel feedback and onscreen warnings. It was always accurate, so leads me to trust the hands free driving assistance by the Mach E.
why only gentle turns? what was the point of high-res mapping 120K+ miles of freeway if it can't negotiate curves that other brands can utilizing the same in-built sensors?
 

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Update to my last post: A (corporate- not call center)supervisor called me back and told me a few things.

1. Joining the Early Access Program is not a guarantee of getting early access to Blue Cruise

2. All Public information says Q3 release date however he had a meeting yesterday and its looking like Blue Cruise wont be released OTA until Q4.

3. Many of the vehicles with Blue Cruise in the EAP currently are commercial vehicles and police cars.
 
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I emailed my contact at Ford this morning, asking when we might expect to start seeing it show up. And I also expressed my frustration that they had us sign up for access to it a month ago, and since then haven't heard another word about it. And now with new vehicles getting delivered with it already activated just makes it even worse after they offered it to the early access users first as a thank you for helping them.

They shouldn't have announced it coming early to us if they weren't actually ready to activate it for users that signed up.
 

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This showed up again. BC on the right top of the black screen. When I click on it it looks like its in Bluecruise. I shut the car off went to get my wallet and things to go and try it out. Now its gone again. WTF.

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Pretty sure that's just Navigation's suggestion (that's why it's under "Afternoon Suggestions") that you travel to somewhere in BC, Canada. That's why it disappears randomly. Part of their "smart" stuff that's supposed to try and guess what you want to do.

It's never accurate. It ALWAYS dings for me to go to my partners workplace, even though I rarely travel there.
 

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I just talked to the Ford Marketing Team and they seemed just as surprised as I am that new cars are coming with BlueCruise activated while people who have been waiting for months and are even in Early Access Program are not getting it. She couldnt offer any help besides "BlueCruise is set to be released Q3"
When Ford starts making Q_ predictions, that’s a bad sign….
 
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