Milan: Concept Car With a Bespoke Experience

Milan’s Palazzo Reale was home to Picasso’s first retrospective and the Renaissance location where Mozart wrote the opera Ascanio in Alba. During Milan Fashion Week, while the world-renowned furniture expo Salone del Mobile also got under way nearby, it also was the setting for Ford to reveal how the second car in the new Vignale […]

We are Cruising at Just Above Ground Level – Meet the Van That Thinks it’s a Private Jet

Bearing in mind it might take more than just the one lottery win to buy and run a private jet, how about putting your name down for one of these? The Skyliner Concept takes the latest Transit Van and packs it with enough exotic luxury and entertainment to keep the most demanding party animal satisfied. […]

18 Weird Things You Can Do In A Ford Transit Van

Because you don’t go around delivering stuff for almost 50 years without picking up a few stories.   1. Transport an elephant. Faced with moving two baby elephants at London Zoo in 1965, handlers turned to their Transit to get the job done.   2. Enter a boat race. Ford engineers once built a floating […]

Home Furnishing Expo Throws Spotlight on Award-Winning Travel Bag

For a sneak preview of the furniture that will soon be filtering through to the pages of the glossy magazines there is no better showcase than Salone del Mobile. Held each year as part of Milan Fashion Week, the home furnishing expo offers an exclusive insight into the latest global trends. Among the items on […]

Go Right at the Fork – Talking Car Picks Restaurant, Books Table and Takes You to Dinner

Tell the new Ford Focus “I’m hungry” and it will find the nearest restaurant, help you book a table and guide you to the address – in fact pretty much everything short of eating the food and paying the bill. The car’s voice-activated system SYNC 2 responds to simple, natural voice commands, so you can […]

Blue-Sky Thinking Required for Car That Runs on Sun Power

After a winter during which the sun has been notable by its absence, U.K. drivers might be forgiven for wondering exactly how often they would get to use something that runs on solar power. Fortunately, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car also is a plug-in hybrid – which means that you can still get where […]

Suit That Makes You Feel Drunk Provides Sobering Experience for Young Drivers

It’s easy to assume that everyone knows that drinking and driving is a potentially lethal combination. But a survey of 5,000 18-24-year-old Europeans, recently conducted by Ford, revealed that most reported either having driven while drunk, or having seen friends drink and drive. It also showed a third of those surveyed – from the U.K., […]

Introducing the car that can drive itself

Able to calculate 2.5 million measurements every second, Ford’s automated research car uses four infrared light sensors to generate a real-time 3D map that experts say provides a more comprehensive image than any human driver ever could. The car, which bounces infrared light off everything within roughly 70 metres – including vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists […]

What do you know about the UK’s favourite car?

The Fiesta is the UK’s best-selling car and its popularity seems to be infectious with it recently named Europe’s Best Selling Small Car – for the second year. But what do you know about this little legend? Watch the video below and you may never look at a Fiesta the same way again!  

The World’s Toughest Van Test

Winters don’t get any tougher than in northern Finland where roads are covered with snow and ice, and temperatures can drop as low as -50 C.This was the setting for the 2014 Arctic Van Test, a grueling ordeal that offers bragging rights for the manufacturer with the toughest van on the planet. Challenges range from […]

Smart Tech Helps Drivers Remain Alert at the Wheel

Reports in the U.K. media reveal that one in 20 drivers unknowingly suffer from a sleeping disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome that puts them at risk of nodding off at the wheel. Ford’s Driver Alert technology is designed to detect tired driver behaviour, such as weaving and other erratic movements, using advanced camera technology […]

Five ways to stay safe in the floods

As flooding becomes increasingly common across Europe, it’s important to know how to drive when roads are waterlogged. Here are five simple ways to stay safe: 1. Less than an eggcup of water sucked into an engine may wreck it. Don’t attempt to drive through water across the road. 2. If you find yourself in […]