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 […]

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 […]