After the U.K., Germany is the second European market where Ford can sell cars with a "Level 2+" semi-autonomous driving function, which allows drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel.
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has given the go-ahead for Ford to offer its Blue Cruise technology, Ford said in a statement on Monday.
Ford drivers whose cars have Blue Cruise will be able to drive without their hands on the steering wheel on certain stretches of highway.
The Mustang Mach-E all-electric sports car will be Ford's first model to offer the technology.
"Data collected worldwide from more than one million test kilometers formed the basis for successful approval in Germany," Ford Europe's head of advanced driver assistence systems, Torsten Wey, said in the statement.
Other brands already have Level 2+ assistance systems on offer. BMW, for example, received KBA approval in June for hands-free driving on certain highway sections up to 130 kph (80 mph).
Mercedes has had the "Drive Pilot" in its S-Class and EQS luxury models since May 2022, enabling Level 3 driving. This enables automated driving on multi-lane carriageways even when the driver is watching a movie or operating their smartphone.