Winter driving is snow joke

Snow, ice, rain, darkness, wind and the blinding low sun; there’s little wonder that many drivers, no matter their level of experience, dislike driving in winter. In Britain, more than half of motorway fatalities happen at night in rain, snow or ice, and it’s a similar story for fatalities in built-up areas.  Driving too quickly […]

A dummy’s guide to crash tests

Ever wondered what crash testing looked like – from a dummy’s perspective?   That’s how we decided to showcase our new £13.75 million “sled test” facility.   Bridging the gap between full-scale crash tests and virtual crash tests, sled tests subject vehicles – and the dummies inside them – to the same accelerations experienced in […]

TAKING ON THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC MOTORCYCLE COURSE – ON FOUR WHEELS

The Isle of Man TT Festival is among the most famous motorsport festivals in the world. Every year, over two weeks, 30 million fans tune in to see top motorcyclists test their talent on the incredible “Mountain Course”. But you don’t have to be on two wheels to get the best out of what is […]

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, […]