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Tag : Ford

Ford extends scrappage scheme into 2018

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Ford’s scrappage scheme for pre-Euro 5 cars and vans is to run into the first quarter of 2018.

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021, chancellor confirms

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the government is looking to have “fully driverless cars without a safety attendant in the car” on the roads in the … Read More »

Third of London taxi and private hire journeys could be in autonomous vehicles by 2025

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Up to 30% of taxi and private hire journeys in the capital could be served by autonomous vehicle (AV) ride-sharing in London by 2025.

Virtual reality app shows consequences of distracted driving

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Young drivers can now experience first-hand how mobile phone use and other distractions could cause road fatalities and land them in court.

Ford and Lyft to work on self-driving cars

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Ford has become the latest carmaker to sign a deal with ride hailing firm Lyft to develop self-driving vehicles.

Ford smart benches to offer free mobile charging and Wi-Fi access

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Pedestrians in London will be able to charge their phone and use Wi-Fi for free and even monitor air pollution with the help of new Ford … Read More »

Revised Mondeo cuts costs, bolsters user-chooser appeal

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Ford has restructured the Mondeo range, reducing the number of trim levels, cutting on-the-road pricing and adding equipment to bolster its user-chooser appeal.

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

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Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles. 

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 22 August

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All the key news in fleet…

Ford launches UK scrappage scheme for pre Euro-5 cars and vans

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Ford is running a UK scrappage scheme enabling drivers of any make of car or van to upgrade to Euro 6 vehicles…

Today in Fleet – Friday 11 August

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All the key news in fleet… DriveNow customers can now ask Alexa to reserve a car Customers using BMW and Sixt’s DriveNow car-sharing service can now reserve … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

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The UK’s best-selling car sets high standards for its ever-growing list of rivals, says Alex Grant.

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 13 June

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All the key news in fleet… Ford opens East London office to develop mobility solutions for Europe Ford is to open a Smart Mobility Innovation Office … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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All the key news in fleet from the last week… Campaign to make autonomous features mandatory The European Commission is being urged to make a number … Read More »

Today in Fleet: Wednesday 24 May

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All the key news in fleet… Ford dealers branch into all-makes servicing and parts Ford dealers in Europe can now offer servicing and parts for all … Read More »

Ford rolls out mobile service programme

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Ford is launching a nationwide mobile service programme, providing a range of SMR work including warranty and pre-delivery inspections for both cars and vans.

New Ford Fiesta priced from £12,715

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Ford’s new Fiesta will be priced from £12,715 when it goes on sale this spring.

Ford to introduce 4G connectivity under Vodafone partnership

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Ford is linking up with Vodafone to bring 4G connectivity to vehicles in Europe using a new built-in modem.

Research begins on virtual pothole map for drivers

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Work has begun on a new crowd-sourced virtual pothole map that will identify potholes and suggest alternative routes.

Ford invests in AI start-up to develop virtual driver system

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Ford is to invest $1bn over the next five years in an autonomous vehicle start-up co-founded by former Google and Uber leaders.

Ford confirms 300-mile electric SUV by 2020

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Ford will add a battery-electric SUV to its range by 2020 as part of a 13-strong line-up of electrified vehicles launching before the end of the … Read More »

Ford ‘Hangover Suit’ replicates risks of morning-after driving

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Ford has commissioned a special ‘Hangover Suit’ to show drivers the risks of driving after a big night out.  

Ford to start testing autonomous cars on European roads next year

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Ford is to begin European testing of autonomous cars in 2017, expanding on its existing research in the US.

Technology trials enable drivers to ‘ride the green wave’

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Hitting a series of red lights on the commute to work could become a thing of the past under technology currently on trial by Ford.

Ford launches winter tyre and ‘hotel’ storage offers

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Ford has launched a winter tyre offer to help keep drivers mobile over the coming months without the inconvenience of swapping and storing tyres.

First Drive: Ford Mondeo ST-Line

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The Mondeo is aiming for user-choosers with a sporty makeover, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Ford S-Max Vignale

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The top-spec S-Max is more than just a trim level, explains Alex Grant.

Ford to mass-produce driverless cars for ride sharing in 2021

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Ford is to start mass-producing driverless vehicles for ride-sharing services from 2021.

Owen Gregory named as new fleet director at Ford

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Ford of Britain has appointed Owen Gregory as its new director, fleet operations, succeeding Nick Themistocleous, who elected to retire last month.

First Drive: Ford Galaxy

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Sector: Large MPV Price: £26,445–£36,760 Fuel: 35.7–56.5mpg CO2: 129–180g/km Ford once likened the Galaxy to first class air travel – an ironic comparison for a car … Read More »