Ford invent robot buttocks to test car seats 0

Ford has come up with a novel device to help its engineers perfect customer comfort: the Robutt. The Robutt is a robot (surprise surprise) set of buttocks that helps the company test the wear and tear that can be expected from ten years of driving a new car. With the ability to repeatedly sit on(…)

The story of the Ford Model T 0

It was almost exactly 109 years ago this month that a Model T Ford first rolled off the production line at the Blue Oval’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. It’s hard to overstate just how revolutionary the car was when it first appeared. Over the 19 year production run, Ford would build around 15 million(…)

Ford set to move away from traditional cars 0

Ford’s new boss, Jim Hackett, has announced a new direction the brand intends to take that involves moving away from traditional vehicles. The proposals are being made to ensure the company continues to “fit” in a industry approaching a period of extreme change. Hackett said Ford will gradually move its resources away from traditional vehicles(…)

Ford hiring 1,000 technicians to work solely on electric, hybrid and autonomous cars 0

Across the UK, Ford dealerships are hiring up to 1,000 technicians to assist with the company’s transition towards self-driving, electric and hybrid engines. Ford bosses have made clear the need to hire individuals with cutting-edge software, electronic and electrical skills. Pretty much all the major carmakers are now finally fully embracing electric car technology as(…)

Ford Bridgend engine deal to end three months early 0

Production of Jaguar Land Rover engines at Ford’s Bridgend plant will end three months early, the company has announced. Ford confirmed that the contract to supply JLR with petrol engines is set to end in September 2020. The car maker said the news was a disappointment, but it would look to explore other opportunities. Almost(…)

Ford Autumn car cleaning tips 0

There’s no escaping the fact Autumn is now upon us with a vengeance. All sorts of nasty stuff is about to rain down upon us from the heavens, covering our nice sparkly cars in muck. Here are a few tips to ensure when you take to the driveway with your bucket of suds and cloth,(…)

Ford slash Mondeo prices to beat off SUV threat 0

Ford has slashed the prices of its Mondeo fleet as it attempts to attract more customers to the hatchback. For some versions of the Mondeo, the prices have been cut by as much as £3000 (the range topping Vignale) although the cheapest version still comes in £695 more expensive than its Vauxhall arch rival –(…)

Ford’s Dagenham plant becomes unlikely nature reserve 0

Ford’s plant at Dagenham has become an unlikely havan for nature with over 50 species of bird making their homes in the area surrounding the site. The factory, located 15 miles from central London, builds a variety of power systems for Ford vehicles and is surrounded by nestable vegetation and water which has proved to(…)

Introducing the new Ford EcoSport 0

The new, facelifted Ford EcoSport is set to be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This will mark the second reworking of the car; a first facelift took place in 2015 but the forthcoming version is said to be much more intensive than before. Sporting revised styling (borrowing heavily from the larger Kuga/Escape(…)

Ford self driving cars to start delivery pizza 0

Domino customers in Michigan could be getting a surprise when they order pizza from September onwards. The popular fast food chain has teamed up with Ford to trial delivery via a fleet of self-driving cars. This isn’t the first time a new method of delivery has been trialled. In New Zealand, Dominos has trialled delivering(…)