Ford GT and Fiesta are Top Gear’s top choices in 2017

It’s a hard life for some.   After another year spent sampling the best cars money can buy at exotic locations around the world, the lucky petrol-heads at Top Gear magazine have named their favourites from 2017.   And topping the list for thrills on the track is our Ford GT – winner of the […]

Christmas comes early with KA+

We are injecting some much-needed life into gloomy old November with six bold colour combinations, each offering distinctive black details.   Festive sounding Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold and Moondust Silver – with contrasting mirror caps and mesh grille – are among the available shades for the special KA+ Colour Edition that is on sale now. […]

Drivers and patients could benefit from work with cancer clinic

After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly.   Working together with his colleagues, at our assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality […]

App matches compatible drivers and passengers

Your daily drive could become a source of income, and even help you to make new friends, with an innovative app that fills empty car seats and, connects like-minded drivers and passengers based on location and route.   The idea, from French-based start-up Zify, is among three winning apps from our Make It Driveable AppLink […]

Ford and Brake Offer Simple Solution to Reduce Mobile Phone Use at the Wheel – the ‘Phone Box’

Ford and Brake are joining forces to launch a new campaign to tackle one of the biggest killers on British roads: mobile phone misuse. In a move to prevent phones from becoming a fatal distraction, Ford and Brake are campaigning to banish handsets from the driver’s sight – and place them in the glove box. […]

‘Robutt’ the Robot taught to mimic motion of human bottom

A robot has been created to move like a human behind – and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.   Engineers used pressure maps to establish a “perch pattern”, the data enabling them to test the wear and tear of materials, using the robotic bottom – or […]

Seeing the Future through VR

Many of us have experienced virtual reality, but not many of us have done it at the same time as 500 other people.   This is exactly what happened at a recent event when our “Autolivery” concept came to life in a virtual reality experience shared by the whole audience.   Autolivery is a future […]

Six tips that could cut your car’s fuel bill by one-third

How would you like an extra third of a tank of fuel for free, every time you fill up at the pumps?   That’s how much you could save by following six simple eco-driving tips, as we demonstrated at the UK’s MPG Marathon, where drivers compete to be the most fuel-efficient. This year’s overall champions, […]

Syrian refugees rebuild lives by joining fight to help save bees

Two years ago, Hafez Al-Moussa was one of 40 men, women and children, aboard a flimsy dinghy, making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea, to Europe. He was one of the lucky ones – surviving the journey to seek a new start in Germany, after fleeing war-torn Syria.   As a child, Al-Moussa had […]

Change sports car roar to a purr to keep neighbours happy

For some, there is no better sound to start the day than the firing up of a finely tuned sports car engine. For others, it can lead to a call to the police and a request to keep the noise down.   This was the scenario which led Steve von Foerster’s to come up with […]

One for the bucket list?

The ocean drive where the sun doesn’t set It’s an incredible feat of engineering that during the height of summer is bathed in sunlight almost around the clock – and all-year round is guaranteed to quicken the pace of any visitor.   The Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway – the Land of the Midnight Sun […]

No More #FOMO for London’s Pedestrians?

Fear of Missing out (FOMO) because of no Internet connectivity or a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past – at least for some pedestrians in London.   Together with smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy, we are rolling out smart benches that offer free solar-powered mobile charging and Wi-Fi access.   The […]