Pothole detection irons out the bumps

Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces.   A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also […]

Blinded by Glare OR Blind to Display? Focus Solves Problem

Technology that was first developed for fighter jets is helping to improve the driving experience for the new Focus – that offers our first Head-up display for Europe. The display will make it easier for drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they monitor information including speed, navigation and road signs on a […]

Holidays are plane crazy

Would you give up the convenience of a holiday flight to help slow down climate change?   That’s exactly what two groups of concerned snowboarders wanted to investigate during their trip from Brighton, England, to La Plagne, in the French Alps.   One group chose the fastest route, by plane, while the other group drove […]

Hate reversing? New tech shows what’s around corner behind you

For several years now, reversing cameras that show drivers what is immediately behind them have become increasingly popular with new car customers. Now, our new Focus is taking the technology a step further – by showing drivers what is around the corner behind them. Located just above the licence plate, the camera captures a 180-degree […]

Driving the road to nowhere

Rising to over 1,800 metres above sea level, the road from the town of Guarcino to the ski resort at Campocatino bustles with snow-lovers during winter months. However, for the rest of the year Via Campocatino is a barely used mountain road just 80 kilometres east of Rome that’s made for driving. “Stock up with […]

It’s Mustang day!

The original Ford Mustang production car was first shown to the world on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.   Today, Mustang owner groups, clubs and fans have elevated April 17 to a global day of celebration.   Mustang Day is extra special this year, as we’ve announced that Mustang was the […]

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

It could be any van journey; a driver wants to know if his mate is still on for Friday night. But something’s wrong, the response is muted. Oh, and nestled between the pair, is a full-sized elephant.   The elephant in the room, on more accurately, in one of our Transit vans, is mental illness […]