Drone tech takes our safety inspections to new heights

Imagine if you could suddenly carry out an arduous – but essential – task around the home or at work in a fraction of the time it would normally take, thanks to one simple innovation. That’s the case for employees at our Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK, who are now using drones to inspect […]

It’s #Raptormania at Gamescom

Gamers expecting to see only virtual versions of their favourite cars at this year’s Gamescom exhibition are in for a surprise. We’ve become the first carmaker to launch a real vehicle at Europe’s largest video gaming event.   Our “bad-ass” new Ranger Raptor pick-up is a thoroughbred desert racer and extreme lifestyle off-roader, and makes […]

“I can understand why cyclists AND drivers get angry”

As a former professional cyclist and now behind the wheel of one of Team Sky’s support vehicles at the Tour de France, Servais Knaven has covered hundreds of thousands of miles in the saddle and in the driver’s seat.   There’s not much he hasn’t seen on the road, and he has a unique perspective […]

Focus earns a 5-star safety rating

Our all-new Focus has been awarded the maximum safety rating by Euro NCAP.   And the high-tech family car is one of the very first vehicles to get a 5-star rating from the independent crash test authority under new rules that make it even harder to score top marks.   At the start of 2018, […]

Special Ranger pickup for Tour de France

Standing out from the pack at this year’s Tour de France will be this specially liveried Ford Ranger, designed to help Team Sky stay head and shoulders above the competition. As well as enabling team members to scout in front of the riders to recce the road ahead on each race stage, the stylish and […]

Pothole detection irons out the bumps

Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces.   A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also […]

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, […]