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Industrial
11th June 2020
Corking the gender gap

For years stereotypes have existed within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sectors. Perhaps this is the primary reason why the number of women in the industry is still at such a low level. Sadly, despite the stereotype now being incredibly outdated, its presence still remains, and so does the gender gap.

Industrial
11th June 2020
The vital importance of STEM education to our society

Back in 2001, the US National Science Foundation first coined STEM as an acronym. Broken down into its four subject categories, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and when we stop and consider, STEM is actually everywhere we look.

Automotive
27th February 2020
Dockless e-scooters to launch internationally

Spin, the micro-mobility unit of Ford Motor Company that crafted the first stationless micro-mobility permit in the United States of America, has announced its international expansion plans. The company will launch its first international fleet of dockless electric scooters in Cologne, Germany this Spring, with other German cities soon to follow.

Sensors
24th July 2018
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.

Artificial Intelligence
18th June 2018
‘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.

Optoelectronics
3rd May 2018
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.

Analysis
11th April 2018
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...

Sensors
13th November 2017
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.

Optoelectronics
23rd March 2016
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 ...

Artificial Intelligence
12th January 2016
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.

Analysis
19th September 2013
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.

Analysis
21st November 2012
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.

Analysis
20th November 2012
Ford Named As Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

Ford has been recognised in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list for the second year running.

Analysis
1st October 2012
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’.

Sensors
8th August 2012
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.

Design
2nd July 2012
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.

Sensors
23rd April 2012
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.

Renewables
6th March 2012
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.

Power
15th November 2011
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.

Sensors
31st October 2011
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.

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