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Boxing clever to stop phone use

16th November 2017

Road safety charity Brake is joining forces with Ford in a new campaign to tackle one of the biggest killers on British roads: mobile phone misuse.   The idea is to banish handsets from the driver’s sight – and place them in the glove box. The campaign re-names the glove box as the ‘phone box’ and encourages drivers to …


Ford gives cash to start-ups working on connected new apps

16th November 2017

Ever worry because you feel guilty commuting in a car with empty seats?   Well, thanks to Ford your car could become a source of income during your journey and even help you to make new friends thanks to an innovative app that fills empty car seats and connects like-minded drivers and riders based on location and route.   The idea, from …


Double tops for Ford at awards

16th November 2017

Scots are recognised as a canny race so perhaps down south we should take notice when they give two awards to Ford at the Scottish Car of the Year 2017 awards.   The new Ford Fiesta was crowned Best Supermini four months after going on sale while the potent Ford Focus RS Mountune was declared Best Hot Hatch.   More than 4.5 million …


Ford is helping lead the charge

16th November 2017

Ford has joined with BMW Group, Daimler AG, and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche in a joint venture called IONITY that will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.   Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an …


'Robutt’ is getting to the bottom of a problem…

16th November 2017

A robot has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.   Engineers used pressure maps to establish a “perch pattern”, the data enabling them to test the wear and tear of materials using the robotic bottom – or “Robutt” – to …


Ford’s compact MPV has convenience to the MAX

10th November 2017

Many of us will do almost anything for an easy life and when it comes to the cut and thrust of modern motoring then the easier life is, the better it gets.   It helps if the car you drive is also interesting and there’s no doubting the Ford B-MAX is just that. It’s tall, not too wide, and handles and rides well thanks to Ford&rsquo…


A brief history of Ford in motorsport

1st November 2017

Most of us just use our cars as a mode of getting from A to B. Whilst we all want our vehicles to be as comfortable and technologically advanced as possible (and many of us are quite keen for them to be fast, too), the vast majority of people never attempt to use their cars to race – and would, of course, be breaking the law if they did! …