Sports car takes on kissing – and wins

Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost wellbeing and fulfilment.   The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on […]

Think like a racing driver – win at life

The secret to succeeding in high pressure situations might be found in the minds of racing drivers, according to our latest investigation. Using EEG (electroencephalography) headsets on a number of our professional drivers – including five-time FIA World Rally Championship winner Sébastien Ogier and three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship winner Andy Priaulx – we […]

New Transit models

Our new Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles – part of the four-model Transit family – will be available to order in the spring   The new Transit Connect introduces a smart new front-end and an upgraded cabin with a revised instrument panel and new central control area. This incorporates a colour touchscreen on […]

New People Movers

Here’s a first look at our new Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers that will be available next year.   The new Tourneo Connect introduces a stylish new front-end and, inside the car, a revised instrument panel that, on high series models, incorporates a tablet-inspired colour touchscreen, featuring our SYNC 3 system.   A […]

Drive a fast Ford? Check out our new parts range

Fans of high-revving movies like the Fast and Furious series and Need for Speed will know that modifying cars to make them even faster and more attention-grabbing is a popular petrol-head pastime.   Now we’re making it easier for owners of our fun-to-drive Ford Performance models to personalise the looks and driving experience of their […]

‘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 […]

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, […]