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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(…)

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(…)