With traditional family getaways across Europe disrupted this summer, many people are now exploring holiday experiences closer to home.
Internet searches for “staycation” rose by 722 percent during summer 2020 in the UK compared with the same period in 2019, with holidaymakers in other countries including Germany and Italy also choosing to explore destinations closer to home. 1
Ford has teamed up with outdoor experience experts komoot to create the ultimate collection of close-to-home weekend adventures. The komoot app and website enables anybody to plan, navigate and enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors, tailored for different locations, activities and abilities.
Whether testing on frozen lakes, in searing deserts, or using state-of-the-art driving simulators, Ford’s engineering teams worked across the globe to develop an all-electric Mustang Mach E that delivers a true Mustang driving experience for customers around the world.
The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E sounds like a sci-fi fantasy – so much that it inspired Detroit-based electronic music artist Matthew Dear to transform its sound into song.
Inspired by classic 80’s sci-fi cinema, Ford sound designers worked with the studio Ozone Sound to craft electronic sounds that can be heard inside and outside of the Mustang Mach-E while the car is moving.
Many people enjoy driving… until it’s time to park. So why not leave the task to the vehicle?
Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit, in the US, using Bosch smart infrastructure. This is the first U.S. infrastructure-based solution for automated valet parking where the vehicle will park itself inside a parking garage.
Ford today announced a new range of protection shields that can be quickly and easily fitted to a wide selection of the company’s commercial vehicles, designed to help operators meet social distancing requirements and deliver additional peace of mind for occupants.
More and more European drivers are choosing vehicles with automatic transmissions, according to new sales data from Ford.
In the last three years alone, the number of cars and vans Ford has sold with an automatic transmission has more than tripled from 10.4 per cent in 2017 to 31.3 per cent during the first month of 2020.
Awareness of how air quality can affect our health is driving cities, companies and individuals to find ways to reduce emissions and take responsibility for their environmental impact.
Technology being introduced by Ford aims to promote cleaner air where it is needed most by ensuring its new breed of plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles operate in zero-emission electriconly drive mode in sensitive areas.
Ford is making the vast majority of its commercial vehicles connected as standard, helping customers and their businesses to thrive by boosting productivity, maximising uptime, and staying at the forefront of technology.