Taking the guesswork out of getting out of the way

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are behind the wheel can be stressful. Worse, it can delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if you do not act quickly and safely.   We have developed technology that sends a signal from the ambulance, fire engine or police car directly to nearby […]

The longest day – just one big yawn?

Deep in darkest winter, looking forward to the longest day – when the time between sunset and sunrise is shortest – it is easy to forget that the shortest night could leave us tired and irritable.   At least that looks like the case for many in the UK this week as the price to […]

Strong lungs, coordination and nerves of steel: what it takes to drive at Le Mans

Hours of sauna-like heat, cornering g-forces akin to riding a roller coaster for three hours and knowing that one false move could spell disaster.   This is what the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers will be facing during their stints in the cockpit of our Ford GT at the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours race […]

Car sickness research to put brakes on family road trip curse?

Guaranteed to strike fear into any parent, the phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded and chorused in cars across the U.K. next week when an estimated 16 million people hit the road for the great Easter getaway.   Stop-start traffic and winding roads worsen a condition that afflicts two-thirds of us at some point, […]

Self-driving car leaders

A new independent report says that we are ahead of the game when it comes to developing automated driving systems.   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Automated Driving examined 18 companies developing such systems, and rated them on criteria including vision, strategy and staying power.   “This is an important report because Navigant takes a […]

Get up to speed with Ford’s new V-Max mode

First we gave you Drift mode for rally car-style sliding thrills in our Focus RS, and now we’re launching V-Max mode for straight-line sprints in our new Ford GT supercar. V-Max is engineering speak for “maximum velocity” – or “top speed” to you and me.  In the Ford GT that means an eye-watering 216 mph – […]

Borrowing Mum and Dad’s car – to speed, text and drink drive

Young drivers are taking risks behind the wheel of their parents’ cars – which many borrow without asking – including speeding, using mobile phones, and drink driving. These are the findings of a new survey we commissioned to highlight the need for dedicated driver training in Europe, * where car crashes are the leading cause […]