Is our new Focus the cleverest family car ever?

When we say our all-new Ford Focus is “all new”, we really mean it.   We designed the Focus from scratch to make it look sportier while also having more room inside for people and luggage. We also packed it with more clever new tech than any other mid-size family car, to help drivers be […]

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 […]