The car that brakes for pedestrians

Ford has developed technology that is able to detect people in the road ahead and – if the driver does not respond to warning sounds and displays – automatically applies the brakes. The new Pedestrian Detection system is even able to identify people that it predicts could stray from the pavement – and potentially into […]

Reinventing the steering wheel

Bringing the Ford Mustang sports car to the U.K. presents a new challenge – creating a version with the steering wheel on the right. Testing has now started on the right-hand drive Mustangs that go on sale here in 2015, and are destined for more than 20 markets worldwide. The convertible and fastback hard-top models […]

S-MAX your life

Imagine a car that massages your back as you drive along, while at the same time making sure you don’t get too comfy and lose concentration. Or a car equipped with smart headlights that don’t dazzle other drivers – even on full beam? What about a car so clever you could ask it to find […]

Celebrate Good Times, Come on!

It’s been 16 years since the Ford Focus was first unveiled to a stunned Geneva Motor Show and just as you’d expect from a boisterous teenager, it’s making as much noise today as it did back then. The Focus’ impact was instantaneous; launched in 1998 it picked up the European Car of the Year award […]

Let There Be Light! – The life of the Lamp

Light up your day by taking a trip through the history of lighting technology from gas to LEDs

Want One Of Those! Remote Control Vans Go Under the Hammer

What is tough, can travel at speeds of 40 mph and is playing a starring role at the Commonwealth Games? Usain Bolt? Nope. Mo Farah? No chance. These remote control vans are being used to safely retrieve the hammers, shot puts, and javelins that are being thrown by some of the world’s finest athletes in […]

The Car in Front is a Fiesta

Britain’s best-selling car is now the Ford Fiesta, which has just overtaken the Ford Escort after first going on sale in 1976. Here‘s the story of Britain’s best-loved cars in numbers: -40 – lowest temperature in Celsius at which engineers test Fiesta 1.2 – kilometres of wiring in every car 3 – International Engine of […]