Ford Technology

Ford, BMW, Daimler, VW Group planning fast-charging network 0

Ford, VW, BMW and Daimler have announced plans to roll out charging stations across Europe’s major highways for electric vehicles. In a joint statement, the companies said the installation of the infrastructure would be a major step in the mass market adoption of EVs. In what has been described as an “unprecedented collaboration”, the companies(…)

Ford edge nearer driverless car with new autonomous tech 0

Ford plans to gradually introduce more driver assist technology to its models over the coming years ahead of the release of its first completely autonomous vehicle in 2021. Speaking at the company’s Driving Skills For Life exhibition at the Excel centre in London, Lisa Brankin, marketing director of Ford of Britain, said a bit-by-bit adoption(…)

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(…)

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(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 7) 0

And so, our look back at Ford’s popular hatchback of yesteryear comes to an end. It’s been an interesting journey, starting the way it did, as a breath of fresh air in the late 60’s – trailblazing its way across terrain as diverse and different as rally tracks, to council estates, from town centre high(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6) 0

Today is the penultimate chapter of our look back at the various generations of the Ford Escort. It’s fair to say, as the vehicle evolved, it didn’t necessarily improve. Marks I and II were fine vehicles, highly popular, trailblazers of their times, but by the time we got to Marks IV and V, things had(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5) 0

Our look back at the iconic series of hatchbacks continues as we travel back to 1990. A glorious summer, when England still had a national football team to be proud of, Vauxhall had released the Cavalier based Calibra, and East and West Germany reunified. On the downside, 1990 was also the year that the fifth(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4) 0

Our look back at the various incarnations of the Ford Escort continues today. Following on the coat tails of the controversial Mk III, forever regarded by some as the quintessential ‘boy racer’, the next offering in the Escort line wasn’t the most radical of departures from what came before… Mark IV (1986 – 1990) If(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3) 0

Our look back at the various guises of Ford’s much loved Escort continues with today’s fond recall of the third edition of the line-up. First hitting the roads as Margaret Thatcher took up residency at Number Ten; the Mk3 remained in production until 1986. Mark III (1980 – 1986) It’s fair to say the third(…)

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(…)