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 […]

Fiesta awarded top safety rating

It’s already the UK’s best-selling car and now it has been recognised as one of the safest. The new Fiesta has been awarded a maximum 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.   The independent crash test authority praised Fiesta’s more sophisticated seatbelts, and systems that help drivers to avoid straying from their lane, or exceeding […]

Taking the guesswork out of getting out of the way

Trying to locate the source of a siren when you are behind the wheel can be stressful. Worse, it can delay the progress of an emergency vehicle if you do not act quickly and safely.   We have developed technology that sends a signal from the ambulance, fire engine or police car directly to nearby […]

The longest day – just one big yawn?

Deep in darkest winter, looking forward to the longest day – when the time between sunset and sunrise is shortest – it is easy to forget that the shortest night could leave us tired and irritable.   At least that looks like the case for many in the UK this week as the price to […]

Footloose – how to drive safely this summer

From crocs to espadrilles, the fashion set are spoilt for choice this summer. But while stylish shoes may turn heads, they’re often an unsuitable choice for driving. This is especially true of the most popular summer footwear. Research shows that wearing flip flops behind the wheel is a particular hazard, as they can slip off […]