Snow in July or a Christmas heat wave?

The air is shimmering like in the desert, while just a few metres away, it’s so cold you can build a snowman. And there’s a category 5 hurricane in the next room. Welcome to the “Weather Factory”.   Our new state-of-the-art Environmental Test Centre puts all the world’s weather under one roof, enabling engineers to […]

Driving the road to nowhere

Rising to over 1,800 metres above sea level, the road from the town of Guarcino to the ski resort at Campocatino bustles with snow-lovers during winter months. However, for the rest of the year Via Campocatino is a barely used mountain road just 80 kilometres east of Rome that’s made for driving. “Stock up with […]

Student-projects reap the benefits of Ford C3

The Enactus UK 2018 National Expo took place in April of this year at the ExCeL, London, bringing together their 59 university teams for three days of competition. Their task was to present the best social enterprise projects from the teams established by international non-profit, Enactus. In addition to the grand prize of being crowned […]

Smart window displays view to blind passengers

From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. Feel The View takes pictures that are turned […]

It’s Mustang day!

The original Ford Mustang production car was first shown to the world on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.   Today, Mustang owner groups, clubs and fans have elevated April 17 to a global day of celebration.   Mustang Day is extra special this year, as we’ve announced that Mustang was the […]

Is our new Focus the cleverest family car ever?

When we say our all-new Ford Focus; is “all new”, we really mean it. In the dark, new lighting technology sees curves in the road up to 65 metres ahead, as well as road signs to tell if you’re approaching a junction or roundabout, and adjusts the headlamp beam before you get there for better […]

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

It could be any van journey; a driver wants to know if his mate is still on for Friday night. But something’s wrong, the response is muted. Oh, and nestled between the pair, is a full-sized elephant.   The elephant in the room, on more accurately, in one of our Transit vans, is mental illness […]

‘Thanks a million!’ says long distance cabbie

After covering 999,999 kilometres in his Tourneo Connect, taxi driver James Foley thought he had hit the end of the road – at least as far as the car’s odometer was concerned.   Because after travelling the equivalent of 25 times round the world, there was no extra digit to display the milestone 1 million […]

“It’s not what happens in life, it’s how we make the best of it”

Climbing the Kebenekaise Mountain in his native Sweden, cycling to Paris, swimming through the Baltic Sea to the island of Åland, skiing to the South Pole and reaching the peak of Kilimanjaro; all feats that would test any adventurer.   Aron Anderson has done all of these things and more, despite being left in a […]

Changing lives, one soup at a time

Students are enlisting the services of homeless people to sell soup on campus and try to avoid a life on the streets.   With our backing, the appropriately named Slurp, run by students at Edinburgh University, offers helpers an allowance, free lunch and a reference for prospective employers – and also ploughs profits into training […]

Car park stress? New tech could find you a space

The stress of searching for elusive empty bays in busy car parks may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to new technology being tested on the streets – and in the car parks of Milton Keynes.   Drivers can spend, on average, more than a day each year looking for vacant spots, […]

Brainy kids keep dad’s windscreen clean – with reused rainwater

We have been testing how filtered rainwater could be used to keep windscreens clean – an idea that pre-teen siblings Daniel and Lara Krohn stumbled upon during a family road trip.   When the heavens opened, their dad Gerd, who was driving, tried to clear away the smears, but the reservoir was empty – and […]