Focus RS – the best just got better

Our multi-award-winning Ford Focus RS has won praise from all quarters for its ability to grip the road around corners.   The high-performance hot-hatchback has a clever all-wheel drive system that can split power between the front and rear wheels – earning accolades for both the car and the engineers who developed it.   But […]

The car cot that means more sleep for mum, dad and baby

For many new parents, there is only one guaranteed solution to putting their baby down at the end of the day – a night-time drive that soothes, calms and eventually helps little one nod off.   But that still means a disrupted night for mum or dad, who research shows can typically expect little more […]

‘I’M 97 AND I DRIVE A V8 MUSTANG!’

Lennart Ribring is proof personified that you’re never too old to have fun – he’s just bought a race-red V8 Mustang at the tender age of 97   When Lennart was born way back in 1919, the First World War had only recently ended, prohibition had just been ratified by three quarters of the states […]

Imagine creating your own weather

How would you like to be able to choose the weather any day of the year? That is exactly what Ford’s new ‘Weather Factory’ will enable engineers in Merkenich to do   Currently under construction, this new state of the art Environmental Test Centre (ETC) can recreate altitudes higher than the tallest peak in the […]

Silence is golden at new pop-up café

Want a coffee? Then draw the letter “C” in the air with the index finger of your right hand, and then twist it towards your mouth twice to the waiter.   This is how diners order at a new pop-up café initiative that is run by deaf waiters and waitresses. Café Ohne Worte (Café Without […]

Boffins need touchy-feely skills too

In the movies, James Bond solves problems with his fists and the help of super-smart Q – whose futuristic and deadly gadgets help do the talking. But just as Bond’s real-life counterparts are now required to show a full set of social skills, so that is the case with Q’s automotive counterparts, the engineers who […]

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 […]