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, […]

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 […]

Going undercover to teach people skills to self-driving cars

Today, a simple head nod or hand wave from a driver is usually enough to indicate it’s OK for a pedestrian to cross the street. But how will a self-driving car, with no human aboard, communicate with walkers, cyclists or people operating other cars on the road?   We partnered with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute […]