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Ford has patented a shrinking car 0

In an interesting quirk of an idea, Ford has designed a small car that can be made even smaller. The carmaker has filed a patent for a car that folds, according to Autoblog. The idea behind the design is to create minimalistic transport alternatives for crowded and congested megacities, such as those currently expanding rapidly(…)

Ford Prototype GT testers pulled over for speeding 0

Even if you are driving a car from the future, doesn’t mean you can flaunt the speed limits of the present. Three Ford prototype drivers learnt this harsh lesson after furious local police pulled them over for clocking 101 mph in a 50 mph zone. It took officers from three separate law enforcement agencies to(…)

Ford Mustang suffers a bizarre car park crash 0

Gently bumping your car into another vehicle when you’re parking is something many people will have accidently done, whether they admit to it or not. If it’s at low speed, chances are no damage will be done. So quite how this Ford Mustang got wedged atop a Toyota Carolla is anyone’s guess. In a video(…)

Carjacked for Classic Ford Cortina 0

Police have started an investigation after a woman was attacked in what appears to be an apparent “car-jacking” on a quiet rural road in the Borders on Sunday night. Sarah Morecroft was driving back to her home in Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire, when two men stepped into the road, blocking it, and then tried to forcibly eject(…)

Fiesta to move upmarket as Ford reveals budget Ka+ 0

The Ford Ka has officially been discontinued from the company’s model range and replaced with the slightly larger Ka+. With prices starting at £8,995, the Ka+ is modelled on a global platform, manufactured in India and already available to buy in South America. The Ka+ has been extensively redeveloped at Ford’s proving ground in Belgium(…)

TrustFord to launch new motoring app 0

The factory owned dealer group, TrustFord, has launched a new app to assist its customers with managing their motoring needs. The app can be set up to keep customers aware of their insurance and tax renewals, it can also remind them of MOT and service dates. A car’s registration number can be entered into the(…)

Ford to move all production to Mexico 0

In a move that has infuriated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Ford has announced plans to move its entire car production operation to Mexico. Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said in a statement on Wednesday that, “We will have migrated all of our small scale car production to Mexico and out of(…)

Self-driving car ‘coming in 2021’ say Ford 0

The president of Ford Motors, Mark Fields has announced at an event in Palo Alto, California, that his company intends to have a fully autonomous vehicle on the roads by 2021. The company’s budget, set aside for autonomous projects, is set to be doubled in order to help meet the ambitious ‘five years away’ deadline.(…)

Ford reveals interesting and weird car tech ideas 0

Most car makers are investing huge amounts of time and money into the development of smarter, self sufficient vehicles, but it’s fair to say that not all automotive innovations need a complete overhaul of the car’s systems. In many cases, the car itself doesn’t even necessarily need to be changed. Nowhere is this truer than(…)

Age means nothing as grandparents drift a hot hatch 0

In the States, it’s National Grandparents Day – a day of celebration we don’t do over here in the UK for one reason or another. In honour of the country’s grandparents, Ford decided to prove that when it comes to driving, age is merely a number. A selection of Ford engineers were given the opportunity(…)