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Ford patent smartphone game control for driverless cars 0

Many of us are familiar with smartphone car racing games where we tilt the screen to steer the car. A new patent recently obtained by Ford may see this tech being used to control real vehicles. Well, kind of. It’s been widely publicised that many of the driverless cars of tomorrow won’t have steering wheels.(…)

A look back at the Ford Anglia 105E (1959-1967) 0

1959 was a watershed moment for the UK car market. Three new cars were rolled out that would revolutionise the family car segment and leave an indelible mark on car design and engineering that we can still reference today. Put simply, the Mini, the Triumph Herald and the Ford Anglia 105E were industry game changers.(…)

Ford denies Euro jobs cuts and model axing claims 0

Ford has rebuffed claims that it plans to cut 24,000 jobs across Europe as well as axing a number of models as part of a major cost cutting initiative. The reports, dismissed by the car maker as “pure speculation”, were based on analysis conducted by Morgan Stanley that predicted that Ford would need to lose(…)

Brexit: Ford warns UK it will take ‘whatever action is needed’ after profits drop 0

Ford has warned the UK that it will take ‘whatever action is needed’ after uncertainty caused by Brexit caused profits to dip by £760 million. The US car giant has not held back in its accusations that the UK’s decision to leave the EU is the reason for the loss of EU revenue; confidence in(…)

UK diesel sales on the rise in second hand market 0

New diesel sales have plummeted in recent years, but the second hand market is still thriving, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have revealed (SMMT). Despite new diesel vehicle sales dropping by 24% in the last quarter, used diesel car sales saw a rise of 3.2% over the same period, showing(…)

Ford adopts “exosuits” to help workers powerlift 0

Okay, so this story sounds like something derived from either Avatar, Aliens or The Terminator. Ford has provided 75 of its factory workers with “exosuits” to help with strenuous lifting and help prevent against injuries sustained by repetitive motion. The suits have been rolled out to a selection its global workforce, following a successful trial.(…)

Ford reveal new version of the Bullitt 0

The most iconic car chase in film history? You’d be hard pressed to name a better one than Bullitt’s high-speed white-knuckle ride through the streets of San Francisco, an ice-cool Steve McQueen at the wheel. That particular chase was what put the Ford Mustang firmly amongst the coolest muscle cars out there, the vehicle that(…)

DVLA urges UK drivers to retake eye test 0

UK motorists are being urged to retake eye tests after a DVLA survey found that half of those participating were not aware of the minimum standards required for a license. Drivers must be able to read a license plate from 20 metres away. The survey revealed however, that only 50% of motorists knew about the(…)

Before you buy a new Ford – check its MOT history! 0

You’re buying a used Ford. You saw the listing in a reputable well-known magazine, you’ve gone to check it out. The bloke seems nice, the car looks good: no dents, scratches, bumps, obvious defects, etc. Everything seems hunky-dory, so why not pay up? Hold on a second! Like an iceberg, 90% of what constitutes a(…)

Ford agrees not to destroy classic Standard Ten under scrappage scheme 0

Ford has agreed not to destroy a classic Standard Ten as part of its scrappage scheme, after the owner used it to save money on a new Transit van. Classic car enthusiasts were up in arms after Ford had initially insisted the car would be scrapped as part of the scheme. But Tim Holmes, Ford(…)