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 […]

Could this tech spell the end of the phantom jam?

You’ve waved good bye to work or school, packed your holiday bags, applied sunscreen, and now it’s time to hit the road… straight into stationary traffic.   In the UK and across Europe, huge numbers of drivers setting off on their summer hols make so-called phantom traffic jams a common occurrence.   These frustrating hold-ups […]

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, […]

Blinded by Glare OR Blind to Display? Focus Solves Problem

Technology that was first developed for fighter jets is helping to improve the driving experience for the new Focus – that offers our first Head-up display for Europe. The display will make it easier for drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they monitor information including speed, navigation and road signs on a […]

Your worst hangover revealed

We’ve teamed up with expert researchers to find out when your worst festive hangover is going to strike… and Dec.14 is the day you’ll need your coffee super-strength.   Based on December social media posts over the last three years, Dec.14 is when most mentions of the word hangover have appeared, aside from, perhaps unsurprisingly, […]

Ford and Brake Offer Simple Solution to Reduce Mobile Phone Use at the Wheel – the ‘Phone Box’

Ford and Brake are joining forces to launch a new campaign to tackle one of the biggest killers on British roads: mobile phone misuse. In a move to prevent phones from becoming a fatal distraction, Ford and Brake are campaigning to banish handsets from the driver’s sight – and place them in the glove box. […]

‘Robutt’ the Robot taught to mimic motion of human bottom

A robot has been created to move like a human behind – and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.   Engineers used pressure maps to establish a “perch pattern”, the data enabling them to test the wear and tear of materials, using the robotic bottom – or […]