Record-breaking 3D part helps bring ‘Hoonitruck’ to life

Gymkhana TEN star Ken Block’s love affair with our pick-ups runs deep. He learned to drive in one, did his first burn-out in one and made a 1977 F-150 pick-up the star of his latest video. The “Hoonitruck” has the same twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine as the Ford GT, tuned to deliver more than […]

‘Robutt’ helps seats survive sweaty workouts

Joining a gym, taking an exercise class or breaking out the running kit are high on many people’s list of New Year’s resolutions. But not everyone will want to – or be able to – have a shower before jumping in their car to go home afterwards. We are making sure that all this good […]

Our clever new van lights up even the shortest day

In London, the shortest day of the year delivers almost nine fewer daylight hours than the longest.   And short winter days are typically when plumbers and heating engineers need every available minute to fix pipes and heating systems that can break in freezing weather.   To help tradespeople carry on working even after the […]

Make sure your dog has a happy new year

New Year’s Eve. Faces lit up with joy as the countdown to midnight begins and the skies are illuminated by fireworks. But the soundtrack to that experience can be a painful one for pets and worrying for owners. An estimated 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear […]

How big data could help make cities safer

It is often only after accidents have occurred that particular junctions or stretches of road are identified as problematic for drivers, cyclists or pedestrians. We have come up with a means by which big data could potentially help cities identify locations which, if nothing is done, are most likely to be the scene of future […]

Which is more slippery – leaves or snow?

They may be a crucial ingredient in creating the stunning autumnal landscapes so beloved by photographers, but in certain situations leaves can present a significant danger to drivers. Those in the know have long compared the effect to driving on snow. But could the humble leaf really be as slippery as the white stuff? Our […]

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 […]