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 […]

Focussed on getting around more easily

We are opening a dedicated Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London specifically for Europe. It will give a dedicated team of specialists easy access to world-class digital companies, leading academic institutions and existing partners. Located on the Here East Campus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the office will be close to trials in London, including the […]

Belting out favourite tunes at the wheel is good for the soul

Making your commute fly by with a no holds barred sing-along to your favourite songs could be a key part of your urban survival guide. Experts agree that there are a range of health benefits to staging impromptu karaoke sessions at the wheel – ones we only feel truly comfortable giving when there is no […]

The car cot that means more sleep for mum, dad and baby

For many new parents, there is only one guaranteed solution to putting their baby down at the end of the day – a night-time drive that soothes, calms and eventually helps little one nod off.   But that still means a disrupted night for mum or dad, who research shows can typically expect little more […]

Self-driving car leaders

A new independent report says that we are ahead of the game when it comes to developing automated driving systems.   The Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Automated Driving examined 18 companies developing such systems, and rated them on criteria including vision, strategy and staying power.   “This is an important report because Navigant takes a […]

Get up to speed with Ford’s new V-Max mode

First we gave you Drift mode for rally car-style sliding thrills in our Focus RS, and now we’re launching V-Max mode for straight-line sprints in our new Ford GT supercar. V-Max is engineering speak for “maximum velocity” – or “top speed” to you and me.  In the Ford GT that means an eye-watering 216 mph – […]