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Improving road safety for cyclists
As increasing numbers of people get on their bikes, flashpoints between drivers and cyclists are an all-too frequent sight in Europe’s cities. And while infrastructure that keeps different road users apart struggles to keep pace, Ford is launching a new campaign designed to help improve safety and reduce pollution and congestion.
‘Weather factory’ puts cars through their paces
A new Environmental Test Centre has been opened by Ford, the centre puts all the world’s weather under one roof, enabling engineers to test vehicles in demanding conditions.
Smart window displays view to blind passengers
Some of the best parts of road trips is the incredible views and scenes you get to see, from rolling hills to mountain ranges, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch.
The new Focus is the most dynamic and innovative Ford yet
More style, space and advanced driving technologies comes with the all-new Ford Focus which is designed as a mid-sized family car. Ford engineers collaborated closely with car-buyers to develop all-new Focus five-door hatchback and even more practical Focus wagon models in distinctive versions, each with their own personality – including the stylish Focus Titanium, sporty Focus ST-Line and upscale Focus Vignale. The all-new Focus Activ...
Exoskeleton technology helps factory workers avoid injuries
Putting dishes on a high shelf or changing an overhead lightbulb occasionally might not be difficult, but could you imagine performing either of these tasks 4,600 times per day? How about 1 million times a year? These are the approximate number of times some Ford assembly line workers lift their arms during overhead work tasks. At this rate, the possibility of fatigue or injury on the body increases significantly.
The polite technology of glare-free high-beam headlights
Ford has developed a glare-free high beam technology that enables drivers to take full advantage of their headlights’ capability without affecting oncoming vehicles. The headlight technology features a camera mounted to the windscreen that senses the headlights and rear lights of other vehicles on the road, including cyclists, up to 800m away. The headlight system then angles the light away in order to avoid temporarily blinding other road ...
Driverless cars battle the elements
It’s the time of year many motorists dread. Despite the relatively mild temperatures for this time of year, the mercury is slowly starting to drop, meaning the mornings will soon be breaking to the sound of ritual windscreen scrapping to remove the ice from the car – and that’s before it gets on the road.
Ford Wins South East Macro Employer Of The Year At National Apprenticeship Awards
Ford and its national dealer network have been announced as the South East regional winner for the Macro Employer of the Year category in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.
New Ford Fiesta Debuts Mykey In Britain; Enables Parents Of Young Drivers To Set Top Speed And Limit Audio Volume
Britain’s best-selling new Ford Fiesta will be the first car in the UK to feature Ford’s MyKey technology, which enables parents to place restrictions on younger drivers to promote safer driving.
Ford Named As Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer
Ford has been recognised in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list for the second year running.
Ford Recognised At National Apprenticeship and Training Awards
Ford has been named one of the South East’s best employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012. Ford ex-apprentice Lauren Bradford was also ‘highly commended’ in the category ‘Apprentice Champion of the Year’.
Ford Begins Real-World Testing Of Future Car-To-Car And Car-To-Infrastructure Communication Technologies
Ford Motor Company today begins real-world testing of future technologies as part of a research programme aimed at advancing car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication on European roads.
Ford Developing New Technologies to Help Ease Traffic, Parking Stress and Address Future Mobility Challenges
Ford Motor Company is researching and developing intelligent, next-generation driving technologies designed to help address traffic jams and other future mobility challenges that come with rapid urbanization and population growth around the world.
Ingenious Design And Technology Help New Ford B-max Protect Occupants And Pedestrians
All-new Ford B-MAX is engineered to deliver outstanding protection in all accident situations as well as providing best-in-class access to vehicle cabin.
Ford's First-Ever All-Electric Passenger Car Takes To The Road
The fuel-free Focus has a target range of 100 miles, can be charged in just three to four hours when connected to an appropriate charging facility and is powered by a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
UK-Developed High-Tech Ford 1.0-Litre Ecoboost Engine Launched By Mulally
Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally today launched production of Ford’s smallest petrol engine – a 1.0-litre, turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost engine – developed by UK engineers. It will debut in Europe in early 2012 and ultimately be available worldwide.
New Ford Tech Helps Parents To Prevent Young Drivers From Receiving Calls While Driving
Ford is helping parents to ensure their children drive more safely with a new technology that can block incoming phone calls and text messages while they are behind the wheel.
See And Be Seen With Ford Headlamp Technology For A Safer Night-Time Driving
When the clocks go back this weekend, many commutes and school runs will be plunged into darkness, resulting in reduced visibility and increased risk of accidents.
All-New Ford Ranger Raises The Bar On Safety
The all-new global Ford Ranger is setting new standards in safety with a comprehensive suite of class-leading features, such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and side curtain airbags.
Ford Develops Car-to-Car and Car-to-Infrastructure Communications Features For Safety Research Project
Ford has demonstrated its latest advanced vehicle communication technologies at the simTD (Safe Intelligent Mobility – Testfield Germany) field operational test near Frankfurt, the first large-scale testing operation of car-to-car and car-to infrastructure communication on German roads.