I’m Following My Dream

Ever since she was a little girl, Friederike Philipsenburg was sure that one day, she would work in the world of engineering. She knew the career path she wanted to follow meant she would go from building model cars to “building the impossible”. Today, Philipsenburg helps design future vehicles at our European headquarters in Cologne, […]

Holidays are plane crazy

Would you give up the convenience of a holiday flight to help slow down climate change?   That’s exactly what two groups of concerned snowboarders wanted to investigate during their trip from Brighton, England, to La Plagne, in the French Alps.   One group chose the fastest route, by plane, while the other group drove […]

Are you ready to Share The Road?

As increasing numbers of us get on our bikes, flashpoints between drivers and cyclists are an all-too frequent sight in Europe’s cities. And while infrastructure that keeps different road users apart struggles to keep pace, we are launching a new campaign designed to help improve safety and reduce pollution and congestion   ‘Share The Road’ […]

Snow in July or a Christmas heat wave?

The air is shimmering like in the desert, while just a few metres away, it’s so cold you can build a snowman. And there’s a category 5 hurricane in the next room. Welcome to the “Weather Factory”.   Our new state-of-the-art Environmental Test Centre puts all the world’s weather under one roof, enabling engineers to […]

Driving the road to nowhere

Rising to over 1,800 metres above sea level, the road from the town of Guarcino to the ski resort at Campocatino bustles with snow-lovers during winter months. However, for the rest of the year Via Campocatino is a barely used mountain road just 80 kilometres east of Rome that’s made for driving. “Stock up with […]

Smart window displays view to blind passengers

From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. Feel The View takes pictures that are turned […]

Is our new Focus the cleverest family car ever?

When we say our all-new Ford Focus; is “all new”, we really mean it. In the dark, new lighting technology sees curves in the road up to 65 metres ahead, as well as road signs to tell if you’re approaching a junction or roundabout, and adjusts the headlamp beam before you get there for better […]