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Ford Launches Stamping Plant For Next Generation Ford Ranger

PRETORIA, South Africa, 8 July 2022 – Ford Motor Company’s R15.8-billion investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant operations in Pretoria is coming to fruition, with the completion of one of its

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Friday July 8, 2022

Reinventing the Steering Wheel

With the addition of many tech and convenience features, the all-new Ford Mustang steering wheel is now the most advanced in pony car history The all-new Mustang steering wheel is the most advanced ever – the addition of new technical features follow a long line of innovations Mustang steering wheel has undergone many styling changes […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 8, 2015

Ford Collaborates with Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem on Autonomous Vehicles, 3D Printing, Wearable Technology

Autonomous vehicle technology is another step closer to production at Ford – moving from a research effort to an advanced engineering project Ford announces it is working with Silicon Valley-based 3D-printing firm Carbon3D to quickly produce high-quality automotive-grade parts Ford kicks off wearable technology development with MyFord® Mobile app extension – coming soon to smartwatches […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday June 23, 2015

Can Ford Cars see around Corners?

Cars That Can See Around Corners? Ford in Europe Launches Video Technology That Could Help Drivers Avoid Collisions Ford’s Front Split View Camera – installed in the front grille – offers a 180-degree view of traffic approaching that drivers would otherwise have to edge forwards to see New camera system can take the stress out […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday June 23, 2015

How a Turbocharger Exhaust Pipe Shaped Like a Cobra Head Helps Ford Power Stroke Diesel Make Best-In-Class Power

Distinctive “cobra head” downpipe helps the 6.7-liter Power Stroke in the 2015 Ford Super Duty achieve best-in-class 440 horsepower and 860 lb.-ft. of torque Cobra head shape reduces exhaust gas restrictions to improve engine performanceFord engineers used advanced fluid dynamics computer modeling to create optimal shape and enable maximum output   While some might hold […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 22, 2014

Ford Motor Company: Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Energy Companies Lets Talk

Let’s Talk: Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Energy Companies Are About to Start Communicating via the Cloud Ford is collaborating with seven global automakers and 15 U.S. utilities to develop technology that would allow plug-in electric vehicles to exchange messages with energy providers This new software-based technology would let plug-in electric vehicles from all participating automakers […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday July 29, 2014

Ford Studies Space Robots for Connected Vehicle Communications

Ford begins three-year research project with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to observe the communication models of robots in space, with potential for connected vehicle communications applications By studying communication between robots on the International Space Station and with Earth, the project aims to improve the reliability of connected vehicle communications and aid in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday August 23, 2013

Ford Further Improving On-Road Hybrid Fuel Economy and Hiring for Future, as Electrified Vehicle Share Quadruples

Ford’s share of U.S. electrified vehicle market grows to nearly 16 percent during first half of 2013, a 12-point gain over the same period last year – supporting the company’s nearly 1-point increase in overall U.S. market share, the biggest gain of any full-line automaker Ford electrified vehicle sales help drive coastal growth, including the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday July 16, 2013

Ford Leads Auto Industry with 3D Imaging

Ford Leads Auto Industry in Using 3D Imaging to Improve Quality, Making F-Series Trucks Even Tougher, Quieter Ford now using 3D mapping to better analyze rear truck axles for problems that could affect reliability; technology also provides for a smoother, quieter ride in F-Series pickups Photogrammetric pattern reader (PPR) technology instantly stitches together 9,000 images […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday May 28, 2013

Ford to Show the Smarter Way to Get There at Computex 2013

Ford will be the only automaker at Computex 2013, the largest computer exhibition in Asia Ford will make several major announcements on its smart technologies for both Taiwan and Asia Pacific and Africa markets Ford to showcase its most advanced class-leading technologies, designed to take the driving experience for customers to a new level Pretoria, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday May 27, 2013

Ford’s Innovative MyKey System Gives Parents Peace of Mind

New Fiesta to feature MyKey technology MyKey technology enables parents to place certain restrictions on young drivers to promote safer driving Ford survey of the parents of young drivers reveals almost half say top concern is speeding; and more than half would be more likely to allow a teenager to drive if the vehicle were […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday December 4, 2012

NEW FORD FIESTA DEBUTS MYKEY IN BRITAIN

NEW FORD FIESTA DEBUTS MYKEY IN BRITAIN; ENABLES PARENTS OF YOUNG DRIVERS TO SET TOP SPEED AND LIMIT AUDIO VOLUME New Ford Fiesta debuts industry-first MyKey technology in the UK from December; enables parents to place restrictions on young drivers to promote safer driving New Fiesta owners will be able to limit top speed, reduce […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday November 22, 2012

New Ford Fiesta ‘Active City Stop’ Safety Tech Captures and Processes 15 Images in the Blink of an Eye

Ford introduces the low-speed collision avoidance system, Active City Stop, in the new Fiesta In the time it takes to blink, a sophisticated sensor captures 15 images, calculates whether traffic is slowing or has stopped, and applies the brakes automatically if it determines a collision is imminent Ford Active City Stop can help prevent collisions […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday November 8, 2012

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost Powered Race Car Leaves Supercars in its Wake at Famed Nürburgring Circuit

A unique Formula Ford race car powered by Ford’s tiny 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine produces a supercar-beating performance at the legendary Nürburgring track in Germany Unique road-legal racer records the 11th fastest lap ever at the Nürburgring’s famed Nordschleife circuit – 7 minutes, 22 seconds – higher on the list than such 600+ horsepower supercars […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday September 6, 2012

Ford Celebrates Production Launch of the Only Front-Wheel- Drive Hybrid Transmission To Be Made in North America

 Ford’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant adds hybrid transmission capacity thanks to a new, flexible assembly line supporting Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Ford adds 225 new jobs at Van Dyke Transmission, bringing jobs in-house while helping deliver on its commitment to provide customers […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday August 2, 2012

FORD PLANS VIRTUAL FACTORY TO OPTIMISE ASSEMBLY LINE EFFICIENCY

Ford developing complete virtual factory to simulate assembly line production and deliver quality and cost improvements Computer simulation enables engineers to collaborate on “virtual build events” and interactive 3D vehicle analysis Ford builds on 15 years of pioneering computer simulation after becoming the first car maker to use this technique to plan vehicle assembly at […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday August 1, 2012

FORD CELEBRATES PRODUCTION OF 40 MILLION ENGINES AT DAGENHAM

Brentwood, Essex, 11 July 2012 – Consistently high output at Ford Dagenham over the last 50 years has propelled production at the East London engine site past the milestone of 40 million engines – enough to stretch 20,000 miles, or four fifths of the way around the globe, when placed end to end.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday July 11, 2012

INNOVATIVE FORD “EASY FUEL” SYSTEM COUNTERS RISING FUEL THEFTS

Brentwood, Essex, 16 May, 2012  –  Ford’s Easy Fuel system which prevents the expensive mistake of misfuelling is also proving a deterrent to petrol and diesel thieves. The escalating value of fuel has led to thefts from vehicles increasing by 25 per cent in the past year to a reported 4,500 cases in the UK […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday May 16, 2012

Ford Part of Team Working to Standardize and Speed up Electric Vehicle Charge Times

The following was issued jointly by Ford Motor Company, Audi, BMW N.A., Chrysler, Daimler, General Motors, Porsche, Volkswagen Eight global automakers to participate in charging display and will demo the standardized single-port DC-fast charging technology The system will optimize customer ease of use and will accelerate more affordable deployment of electrified vehicles and charging infrastructure […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday May 3, 2012

Ford Size Matters: EcoBoost Gives Ford the Industry Lead in Reducing Engine Size Without Giving Up Performance

Ford offers seven vehicles with the smallest engines in their segments – more than any other competitor Powered by EcoBoost®CO2 emissions while delivering the performance customers demand technology, Ford’s smaller engines help reduce vehicle weight for better fuel economy and lower Ford’s smallest engine yet, the EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder, debuts in North America about a […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday April 19, 2012

FORD NEW 1.0-LITRE ECOBOOST PETROL ENGINE POWERED BY MULTIPLE INNOVATIONS

1.0-litre joins Ford’s EcoBoost petrol engine family, combining turbocharging, direct injection and twin variable cam timing Introduced in the new Ford Focus, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers performance and refinement to rival larger capacity engines while achieving best-in-class fuel economy 1.0-litre EcoBoost incorporates unique features including integrated exhaust manifold, offset crank and variable oil pump, dual-split […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday February 24, 2012

FORD NEW 1.0-LITRE ECOBOOST PETROL ENGINE POWERED BY MULTIPLE INNOVATIONS

1.0-litre joins Ford’s EcoBoost petrol engine family, combining turbocharging, direct injection and twin variable cam timing Introduced in the new Ford Focus, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers performance and refinement to rival larger capacity engines while achieving best-in-class fuel economy 1.0-litre EcoBoost incorporates unique features including integrated exhaust manifold, offset crank and variable oil pump, dual-split […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday February 23, 2012

Ford Upgrades Virtual Reality Simulator to Help Develop Future Safety Technologies, Driver Aids

Ford recently upgraded its state-of-the-art VIRtual Test Track EXperiment (VIRTTEX) simulator with improved image rendering technologies and capabilities to study driver performance, helping in the development of safety and driver aid technologies VIRTTEX has helped in the development of heads-up displays, drowsy driver alerts and lane departure warning technology soon to be available on the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday February 17, 2012

Ford Takes OpenXC Research Platform Global

Ford Takes OpenXC Research Platform Global, Engaging Local Developers for Market-Specific Apps in India Ford is now shipping beta test kits of its open-source connectivity research platform, OpenXC, to developers and universities around the world Ford is using OpenXC to research the opportunity to engage local developers in hopes of accelerating market-specific in-car app development […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday February 16, 2012

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