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 […]

Fiesta awarded top safety rating

It’s already the UK’s best-selling car and now it has been recognised as one of the safest. The new Fiesta has been awarded a maximum 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.   The independent crash test authority praised Fiesta’s more sophisticated seatbelts, and systems that help drivers to avoid straying from their lane, or exceeding […]

26 action sports athletes in 1 amazing video

Freerunners, BMX bikers, skateboarders and a host of street sports athletes flip, jump and spin around the new EcoSport for a new video that was filmed in just one take.   The 90-second sequence was shot on location in Barcelona, Spain, with GoPro cameras, that captured the 26 athletes as they performed daring tricks and […]

Start your day the Mat.Joe way

Kicking off your morning with a long drive to work may not be a thrilling prospect, but German dance music producers Mat.Joe could save the day for bleary-eyed commuters.   Their new track, Don’t Hold Back, has an infectious beat and dark, atmospheric soundscape that’s perfect for a behind-the-wheel mood boost.   Linking to a […]

Tackling the Tour de France – on four wheels

It’s not all about the bikes. The heroes on two wheels rely on a convoy of support vehicles that transport everything from tools to clothes to food and drinks – and more bikes.   The race cars are driven by a sport director, or directeur sportif. It is their responsibility to oversee race tactics, communicate […]

‘Sad’ songs could be key to happy commute – from Abba to Bieber

Songs that sound sad, touch on gloomy themes, or feel melancholy like “Sorry”, Justin Bieber; “The Winner Takes it All”, Abba; and “Mr Brightside” by The Killers, can kick-start your day with a mood boost that is still in effect up to two hours later.   This is among the findings of a new research […]

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 […]