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 […]

Winter driving is snow joke

Snow, ice, rain, darkness, wind and the blinding low sun; there’s little wonder that many drivers, no matter their level of experience, dislike driving in winter. In Britain, more than half of motorway fatalities happen at night in rain, snow or ice, and it’s a similar story for fatalities in built-up areas.  Driving too quickly […]

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 […]

Are You a Zombie at The Wheel?

See a friend reach for the car keys after a boozy night out and many of us will speak out or persuade them to hand over the keys. But how if they insist on driving tired? Fatigue is a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road crashes and according to experts, remaining awake […]

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 […]

Mustang is comic strip on wheels

When this Mustang suffered irreparable internal damage, it looked like the end of the road. But cartoonist and illustrator Fabrizio De Tommaso had other ideas that – from the outside at least – it could become a work of art. Called Mustang #FightTheDarkness, the reinvented car, created using spray cans, was revealed at international comic […]

TAKING ON THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC MOTORCYCLE COURSE – ON FOUR WHEELS

The Isle of Man TT Festival is among the most famous motorsport festivals in the world. Every year, over two weeks, 30 million fans tune in to see top motorcyclists test their talent on the incredible “Mountain Course”. But you don’t have to be on two wheels to get the best out of what is […]

Knights in armour, robots and lasers

Once it was a technique that helped protect knights in armour from the crashing blows of their rivals. Now, we are applying a cutting-edge version of the same technology to help make our cars safer than ever. The first fully automated hot-forming process shapes and cuts parts of the car – which are integral to […]

Follow your headlights! New tech predicts what’s coming

According to a recent survey, most people are scared driving after dark, something that, with the clocks about to go back, will soon be happening for more and more people. We are the first manufacturer to introduce technology that uses road signs and lane markings as the cue to adjust headlight beams that better illuminate […]

More Ford GTs on the way!

If you need a Ford GT in your life then take heart.   After initially announcing 1,000 models worldwide back in 2016, we are now going to keep building our high-performance supercar into 2022 – raising the number built to 1,350.   Following overwhelming demand, the window for applications for a new Ford GT – […]