Silver screen icon comes to Goodwood

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic film “Bullitt” – and lost to history until the beginning of this year – makes its first appearance outside of the U.S. at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car that starred in the film’s legendary 10-minute chase sequence – […]

Pothole detection irons out the bumps

Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces.   A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also […]

I’m Following My Dream

Ever since she was a little girl, Friederike Philipsenburg was sure that one day, she would work in the world of engineering. She knew the career path she wanted to follow meant she would go from building model cars to “building the impossible”. Today, Philipsenburg helps design future vehicles at our European headquarters in Cologne, […]

Journey of a lifetime – last chance to see one man’s amazing collection

It’s not every day that a classic Ford goes up for auction. Well, try more than 220, ranging from Model A’s and T’s to wood-panelled station wagons and vintage buses.   This breathtaking array of vehicles – recognised as the largest private collection of classic Fords in the world – formed the Den Hartogh Museum, […]

Blinded by Glare OR Blind to Display? Focus Solves Problem

Technology that was first developed for fighter jets is helping to improve the driving experience for the new Focus – that offers our first Head-up display for Europe. The display will make it easier for drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they monitor information including speed, navigation and road signs on a […]

Holidays are plane crazy

Would you give up the convenience of a holiday flight to help slow down climate change?   That’s exactly what two groups of concerned snowboarders wanted to investigate during their trip from Brighton, England, to La Plagne, in the French Alps.   One group chose the fastest route, by plane, while the other group drove […]

Are you ready to Share The Road?

As increasing numbers of us get on our bikes, flashpoints between drivers and cyclists are an all-too frequent sight in Europe’s cities. And while infrastructure that keeps different road users apart struggles to keep pace, we are launching a new campaign designed to help improve safety and reduce pollution and congestion   ‘Share The Road’ […]

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 […]

Hate reversing? New tech shows what’s around corner behind you

For several years now, reversing cameras that show drivers what is immediately behind them have become increasingly popular with new car customers. Now, our new Focus is taking the technology a step further – by showing drivers what is around the corner behind them. Located just above the licence plate, the camera captures a 180-degree […]

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 […]