Borrowing Mum and Dad’s car – to speed, text and drink drive

Young drivers are taking risks behind the wheel of their parents’ cars – which many borrow without asking – including speeding, using mobile phones, and drink driving. These are the findings of a new survey we commissioned to highlight the need for dedicated driver training in Europe, * where car crashes are the leading cause […]

Scared of the Dark? You’re Not Alone

It’s not just children who are afraid of the dark. Whether preferring to sleep with a light on – or worrying about driving at night – grown-ups get scared too.   Some experts believe fear of the dark, or nyctophobia, can be traced back to our cave-dwelling ancestors, who were more at risk of being […]

We’re revved up for Geneva

Each year, tens of thousands of car fans head to Switzerland for the Geneva Motor Show – among the biggest car shows in the world.   And this year they are in for a performance car-themed treat from Ford, as we show our next generation Fiesta ST hot hatchback for the first time, alongside our […]

3D printing makes it big

From prosthetic limbs to reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, 3D printing can offer a flexible, more efficient and affordable means of production. Now, we’re exploring how large car parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles – using a 3D printer as big as a room. We will be the first automaker to […]

The Ladder Of Opportunity at Ford: from Apprentice to Chairman

  This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme is the ‘Ladder of Opportunity’, so we got together with some of our own apprentices, past and present, to tell us what their apprenticeship means to them, and the opportunities it provides at Ford. Some Ford Directors and Managers also started their journey as a Ford Apprentice themselves. […]

Wi-Fi hotspots for cars so you can stream on the road

“Are we nearly there yet?” could become “Are we there already?” as parents will soon be able to keep kids amused by letting them stream and download movies, games and music on the road.   We have partnered with Vodafone to bring 4G LTE connectivity to vehicles in Europe via the new FordPass Connect built-in […]

The future of delivery – drones and self-driving vans?

For more than half a century, vans have played a key role in deliveries. Drones are a modern phenomenon. But could they together work hand in hand to improve mobility in urban areas?   This is one possibility for our vision of the “City of Tomorrow” that is being demonstrated via virtual reality at Mobile […]

New video puts pedal to the metal in next-gen Fiesta ST

Check out our action-packed new video that shows a rally-driving ace at the wheel of our brand new Fiesta ST hot hatchback chased by a fearless BMX stunt sensation – inside the factory where the car is built.   Shot under controlled conditions at our Fiesta plant in Cologne, Germany, the stunt-filled film tests the […]

Welcome to ‘City of Tomorrow’

Every year, more than 100,000 people from 200+ countries descend on Barcelona to witness the latest trends in the mobile industry.   Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest mobile event, and this year we’re presenting our vision for the “City of Tomorrow” and revealing new connectivity technology.   Ken Washington, our vice president, Research […]

Your car could become virtual personal assistant

We are now used to cars that understand what we say. Experts predict that in future they may also know how we feel – for example, whether we have had a bad day at the office – sometimes without us having to say a word.   Nearly 90 percent of all new cars are expected […]

Time to get race ready

It’s time to fill up the water bottle, don the cycling gloves and brace yourself for another adrenaline-fuelled season of cycling. Once again we’ll be rooting for the team in blue – Team Sky. Although, the 28 riders will have to go some to top last year’s achievements. Chris Froome won the Tour de France […]

Pothole warnings beamed to your car could save you hundreds of pounds

A pothole damage claim is received by local authorities every 17 minutes – with claims averaging £432.* And with this winter tipped to set records as being the worst ever, freezing temperatures, ice and snow will likely lead to more cracked and potholed roads. You could, however, be spared costly car repairs with our new […]