Student-projects reap the benefits of Ford C3

The Enactus UK 2018 National Expo took place in April of this year at the ExCeL, London, bringing together their 59 university teams for three days of competition. Their task was to present the best social enterprise projects from the teams established by international non-profit, Enactus. In addition to the grand prize of being crowned […]

Brainy kids keep dad’s windscreen clean – with reused rainwater

We have been testing how filtered rainwater could be used to keep windscreens clean – an idea that pre-teen siblings Daniel and Lara Krohn stumbled upon during a family road trip.   When the heavens opened, their dad Gerd, who was driving, tried to clear away the smears, but the reservoir was empty – and […]

Bee know-how helps keep valuables safe

The humble beehive has inspired our engineers to develop the “Honeycomb Shelf” – a lightweight, secret boot shelf with a strength-to-weight-ratio stronger than steel.   Developed for our new EcoSport SUV and designed to conceal valuables that may be fragile, the adjustable shelf can support loads of more than 300 kg – heavier than three […]

Syrian refugees rebuild lives by joining fight to help save bees

Two years ago, Hafez Al-Moussa was one of 40 men, women and children, aboard a flimsy dinghy, making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea, to Europe. He was one of the lucky ones – surviving the journey to seek a new start in Germany, after fleeing war-torn Syria.   As a child, Al-Moussa had […]

Special delivery

We are helping to develop a fleet of thousands of electric delivery vans based on our Transit. The new battery-powered vehicles will be used by a major company in Germany.   StreetScooter GmbH, part of Deutsche Post – Europe’s largest mail services operator –already produced a small emissions-free van, also called StreetScooter.  They are now […]

What’s super strong, fast growing, and potentially going to be part of cars? Bamboo!

You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that cars could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest natural materials? While investment in research has led to breakthroughs in new materials like super strong carbon fibre and lightweight aluminium, nature’s wonder material […]

Welcome to ‘City of Tomorrow’

Every year, more than 100,000 people from 200+ countries descend on Barcelona to witness the latest trends in the mobile industry.   Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest mobile event, and this year we’re presenting our vision for the “City of Tomorrow” and revealing new connectivity technology.   Ken Washington, our vice president, Research […]