What happens when autonomous cars meet bad drivers?

How would an autonomous car respond to someone running a red light? This is just one of the questions that we are exploring at a special test facility that simulates a busy city. The 32-acre full-scale urban environment Mcity, in the U.S., opened earlier this year to offer real-world road scenarios that can’t be replicated […]

Race car style gear changes for Focus ST

We broke the mould with our first diesel Focus ST.  Now an automatic version of our much-loved hot-hatch is available with steering wheel-mounted paddles for super-fast shifts. The PowerShift version of the 185 PS diesel Focus ST is even faster than its manual counterpart, capable of 0-62 mph in 7.7 seconds, and still provides a […]

Making getting to work a game

Developers from around the world have risen to the challenge of coming up with games that could inspire real-life solutions to help people get around our congested cities. With ideas that range from taking selfies to finding friends to travel with, six finalists have now been selected for our Ford Smart Mobility Game Challenge which is […]

The Car That Works Like Giant Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Want to drown out the drone on a flight, or silence commuters on a train? That’s when noise-cancelling tech comes into its own. Now we have applied that thinking to a car. Active Noise Control uses three microphones, strategically placed inside the car, to detect undesirable unwanted sounds that might intrude – such as engine […]

Some say it is the ultimate stunt car…

The Ford Mustang has been named the ultimate stunt car by former “Stig” Ben Collins. The racing driver who found fame on the BBC’s Top Gear gets behind the wheel of a 5.0-litre V8 Mustang fastback and a host of other high-performance road and competition cars for his new film “Ben Collins: Stunt Driver”. And […]

Efficiency drive

Imagine an app that could save you money by helping you drive more efficiently. Urban mobility experts Unu did just that and walked away with the €50,000 first-place prize at our SYNC AppLink Developer Challenge Dublin. The German team’s Drive Efficient app beat 16 other entries by developers from countries including Brazil, Russia, South Africa, […]

Now we’re flying!

Rally driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is pictured here with co-driver Matthieu Baumel on their way to winning the FIA Middle East Rally Championship earlier this month. The duo clinched the title with victory on Rally Jordan in a Ford Fiesta R5 rally car developed in the UK by our rally partner M-Sport. Based on the Ford […]

Bringing the club to your car

Dance fans will soon be able to listen to music direct from one of the U.K.s most iconic clubs with our new voice-activated Ministry of Sound app. Designed for use with our connectivity system SYNC with AppLink, the MoS app ensures drivers can listen to music direct from the club, or from channels such as […]

Scream if you want to go faster

We’ve got our scary face on and we’re ready to celebrate Halloween, but there’s one thing missing; a pumpkin. We asked pro-pumpkin carver Nick Smith to slice up a squash plant using the legendary Ford Mustang as inspiration, resulting in this little treat. Happy Halloween.  

Meople patter – social media on the move

Here’s a fact that you may want to tweet, like or post: it is estimated that by 2018, 1-in-3 people worldwide will be using social media.* And not just for status updates, either. Social media is the fastest growing sector on the Internet, where people age 44-years and under are most likely to get their […]

How smartphones are driving pedestrians to distraction

Of all the people killed on Europe’s roads, 1-in-5 is a pedestrian. 18-24 year-olds are most at risk, with studies showing many are not paying attention. When we asked 10,000 pedestrians with smartphones what they get up to when crossing roads… 1 in 2 admit talking on the phone 1 in 3 listen to music […]

The Spy Who Drove Me

  As the world goes crazy for the new Bond movie – Spectre — we take a look back at some of our favourite Ford cameos alongside 007.         Dr. No The Ford Anglia was the first vehicle to feature in a James Bond film. During the opening scenes of “Dr. No” […]