There are many times when knowing what is around the corner could be useful. But for drivers that knowledge could be critical. Now, thanks to Ford’s new connected car technology, it is also a reality.
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be adorned with a striking new livery this year – Graphic Designer Phil Dixon delivering another eye-catching creation for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship.
From rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, but for blind passengers this is part of the experience that they miss. A prototype smart car window aims to change this – by enabling blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch.
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is continuing its long-standing support for environmental and wildlife organisations in Southern Africa through the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) – with five new and eight existing conservation projects receiving Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 pickups, on a two-year loan, during 2019.
Ford Motor Company volunteers continue improving and changing people’s lives as part of the company’s annual Global Caring Month, held in September each year. In 2019, 30 organisations were supported by employees from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, along with Ford dealers in South Africa and Southern Africa.
In place of Santa’s trusted sleigh, the charitable project – which forms part of the Joy of Giving (JOG) Trust – turned to Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) for assistance once again for 2019. The company happily obliged, supplying the Santa Shoebox Project with two Transit Custom vans at the end of September to use for an exceptionally busy 12-week period as the gifts – which are all donated to the organisation – were collected and ultimately delivered to more than 1 000 recipient facilities through 60 satellites in South Africa and Namibia.