Should you be looking online for reviews and information regarding the purchase of a new car you will surely take a look at the popular website and magazine ‘What Car?’ The magazine has been reviewing and awarding cars performance, value for money and availability for many years. Not only do they test cars on some of the worlds most dedicated tracks but also on the nation’s roads. Continue reading →
Ford has recently held a competition for application developers to come up with new and intriguing in-car applications to be used in conjunction with their Ford SYNC® system. The event was held at the ‘TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon’ inSan Franciscowhere many of the worlds top software developers meet each year to discuss and showcase their skills and work. Continue reading →
The Ford motor company have just released information regarding a new car that they will be releasing in the near future that will be equipped with the most advanced telematic system available. The news that the Ford Evos will be scheduled for European launch in 2012 was announced at the IFA trade show in Berlin and has made it one of the most highly anticipated automobile technology releases in recent years. Continue reading →
Modern technology is constantly changing with new advances happening each and every day. This of course runs very true for motoring manufacturers too, who are under immense pressure to keep ahead within a very competitive industry.
The Ford Motor Group have never been ones to hold themselves back and are one of the most important providers of automobiles in the world. They invest a great deal in advancing their technology both under the bonnet and within the interior.
Determined in some respects to ‘transform’ the experience of driving a car, Ford are not only encompassing the work of their own engineers and developers to work upon advancing boundaries in interior and exterior car design but that of many other companies and sectors from around the world. In the past some collaborators of the Ford Motor Company have been Gracenote, Microsoft and Sony to name but a few. All of which have helped develop certain features to improve the modern Ford driving experience with features such as voice recognition software, in car entertainment and much more.
Using an example of one of the current projects that Ford are undertaking and developing; the in-car infotainment ‘SYNC’ system, we can see just how the individual companies work together to develop and produce Ford’s uniquely upgradeable system.
Gracenote collaborated with Ford to further the connection between digital music players and the car’s systems. Another company that have in the past worked in alignment with Ford is Microsoft, with developers working towards a software platform to power the SYNC system and allow it to be both upgradable and co-operative with external developers.
So, if you are looking to invest in a new car that is manufactured by one of the most advanced and expanding companies then visit your local Ford Dealers and browse their great selection of New Ford Cars.
The Ford motor company are continually developing new cars with the most up to date security and are renowned for their advanced accessories for their many vehicles. With such a foothold in the motoring technology sector the company of course uses the internet in many ways to market their products and keep customers up to date on their latest releases.
As I am sure you will know, Ford enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath regarding the companies Focus ST that’s soon to be released. Fans of the Upcoming Ford model will be able to check on the progress of the Focus ST in its final development cycle by using the company’s Face book page.
The car which is scheduled for release next year will be featured periodically on its page as Ford will be adding videos, pictures and articles about the technologies and performance factors regarding the ST. Not only will avid fans be able to catch glimpses of the vehicle in action but also commentary from developers and other key people involved in its evolution.
Already many photos and videos have been posted and uploaded to Ford’s Face book page and more are expected right up until 2012 when it’s released. There are plans to release videos of the car in action on testing grounds including Lommel in Belgium, Nürburgring in Germany and other tracks around the world including the United Kingdom and Spain.
This is just one of the many social media ventures that Ford have used in recent years, others include the base model Focus and the New Ford Fiesta. If you are looking for a new Ford car why not visit your local Ford Dealers and take a look at their New Ford cars. The benefits being that you won’t have to visit Facebook or have to wait another year to get your ideal car!
Should you be driving around your area in the upcoming months keep your eyes peeled for some very interesting vans, amongst the many commercial vans on the road such as the Ford Transit you may well find the A-Team van or Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine behind you.
The vans are part of a promotion by Virgin Media who are advertising their new TiVo set top box service. The plan is that if you sign up to the service you may get your set top box delivered and set up by an engineer driving one of the custom designed vehicles. Continue reading →
Ford is going to launch a silver colours sports version of the transit van. The Latest sports Ford Transit Van is going to be adorned with black stripes and graphite wheels and will also be limited edition. The Sports Transit will be powered by the companies Euro 4 engine.
The limited editions of Ford’s Sports Transit Vans also featured a red sports van that had white stripes and graphite wheels. The initial run of 100 vans sold out quickly so another 150 where produced of which 40 are still for sale. Continue reading →
Should you be searching for a new car then you should certainly take a look at the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta is the UK’s most popular vehicle and is available in many different types and specs.Just this month Ford has launched the latest version which is called the ‘Style’ series.
The revamped version will include many new features as standard including Home Safe headlights, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Intelligent Protection System (IPS), anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Not only has the Fiesta been given more features but the price has also been decreased to well below the previous entry models. With that in mind why not take a visit to your local Ford dealers and take a look at their range of new Ford cars for sale.
Making sure that you have the correct equipment whilst driving is very important, it doesn’t matter whether you are travelling a long or short distance, being unprepared for a situation can mean either inconvenience and danger or both. Many motoring suppliers offer differing kits and packs that combine large selections of objects that can come in very handy.
With kits available with everything from emergency equipment through to breakdown and touring collections you can be sure that there will be something that you can buy that will come to good use in your car or van. These types of kits can be invaluable in case of emergency and you may never need to touch one, but having it within easy reach is a very good idea.
European travel kits
When travelling abroad you may find yourself in a country that has differing driver rules to your own country. These could be anything from age requirements, practical procedures and some countries also require you to carry certain documentation.Equipment provided within these kits include, magnetic ‘GB’ plates and Hazard warning stands
Emergency breakdown Kit
Ensuring you have the correct equipment should your car or van breakdown, this can not only help with safety issues but also can help your stress levels in the event. Breakdown kits have everything from high visibility clothing through to tow ropes and warning signs.
First Aid Kit
Every car should have a first aid kit; these types’ kits contain a great deal of items such as bandages, information sheets, emergency blanket and would dressings.
One of life’s little luxuries is being able to listen to your own music in your car as loud as you want to. First we had just the radio, then it was tape, followed by compact disc and now we are seeing advancements such as MP3 and Bluetooth.
Bearing in mind the advancements and also the growing trend in ‘music on the go’ helped by the likes of Smartphone’s and MP3 players, CD’s are becoming a less and less popular choice of in-car entertainment. The Ford Motor Group have always considered themselves to be pioneers in not only automobile technology, but also popular culture and trending. So, in a move that many people have commented has come far too soon the motoring giants have announced they will begin phasing out Compact Disc players in many of their upcoming new models.
Already the first step has been taken by Ford with the release of their new range of Focus models; people purchasing one of these models will find that no longer does the vehicle come equipped with the once popular multi disc CD changer that was equipped as standard but in its place, a media centre known as ‘Sync’ system that features a range of USB and Bluetooth connections for the driver to utilise.
This move comes as figures show a dramatic drop in Compact Disc sales over recent years; some even showing a 35% drop over 4 years and an even larger increase in digital sales. So why not head to your local Ford Dealers and take a look at what they have to offer when it comes to New Ford Cars for Sale.