Ford News

BlackBerry set to power Ford’s autonomous cars 0

Nowadays, you don’t see so many Blackberry handsets out and about, as Smartphone’s have taken total domination of the market. But the Canadian company is far from dead in the water; its technology has simply been shifted into another and equally connected market. Blackberry has recently signed a partnership with Ford, to provide the car(…)

Future Fords to be more region specific 0

Ford’s ‘One Ford’ policy, where basic models all conform to a universal standard the world over, “has peaked”, says the company’s global design head, Moray Callum. In an interview with AutoCar, he said the policy wasn’t being abandoned, but future models will be “more tailored to each region”. Of the One Ford approach, brought in(…)

Ford pledges future to Britain in major vote of confidence post Brexit 0

In a major vote of confidence following Brexit, Ford had become the latest car manufacturer to pledge its future to the UK following vote. The announcement – coming two days after Nissan made similar overtures about their intention to remain – said that there were no plans to end production at any of its UK(…)

Traffic light connected cars being tested by Ford 0

Ford is currently trialling a new form of technology that eliminates its vehicles being stuck at red lights. The system called ‘Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory’ uses data broadcast from roadside units that advise the vehicle driver on the best speed to travel at, to avoid hitting red lights. Testing has already commenced on selected(…)

Ford Galaxy is fastest selling car of September 0

September saw the Ford Galaxy top the list of fastest selling cars in the UK, according to statistics released by Auto Trader. It particular, it was the 2012 automatic diesel that sold the fastest, on average lasting only 12 days between advertisement and sale. March and April’s fastest selling car, the 2014 Kia Sportage with(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2) 0

Continuing our celebration of Ford’s legendary Escort series, which passed through seven generations from 1968 all the way up to 2000 – we now turn our attention to the second offering, released seven years after the revolutionary Mk1. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Escort… Mark II (1975-80) Yes, the Mark II – the(…)

Ford announce war against spy photographers with new camouflage 0

When you’re one of the world’s foremost car manufacturers, every time you want to road test one of your newest, most secret designs, there’s barely room to move for spy photographers falling over themselves to splash your closely guarded new designs all over the motoring websites and magazines. Ford may have come up with a(…)

Ford’s future strategy focuses on trucks and vans 0

Ford is looking to the future. Despite being one of the world’s leading manufacturers of extremely popular, high profit cars and trucks, the Blue Oval is planning a strategy to ensure it remains relevant at the forefront of motoring for years to come. Earlier in September, several Ford executives started to outline the company’s new(…)

Ford to launch five-door Fiesta ST 0

For the first time, Ford is to release the Fiesta ST as a five door version. In a move that will dramatically increase the small car’s practicality, the car maker has added several extra-door editions of the hugely popular hatchback. The five-door edition will be priced from £19,495 for the ST-2 (there’s no ST-1 version(…)

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(…)