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DRONEKHANA ONE

What happens when you bring together one of the world’s most exciting new sports – and some of its most thrilling cars? The answer is our new video – “Dronekhana” Two of the planet’s best drone pilots tackle a unique obstacle course that includes a drifting Focus RS performance hatchback, a smoking Ford Mustang, and a robot. Pilots Luke Bannister and Brett Collis navigate their drones remotely with the help of special goggles, which provide a first-person view as they fly under a Ranger pickup and through a B-MAX car. A rig of 36 GoPro cameras captured the drones mid-action in a style made famous by the 1999 film The Matrix. “It’s basically like stepping into the cockpit. It was a tough course and we had some mishaps – but at least the Mustang’s all right, that’s all that matters,” said 16-year-old World Drone Prix champion Luke Bannister who took on the course with Tornado XBlades team mate and fellow Brit, Brett Collis, 22. * Named in tribute to the YouTube phenomenon Gymkhana, starring Focus RS consultant Ken Block, “Dronekhana” was filmed at Ford’s European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, the city which this week hosts Gamescom Europe’s biggest interactive games trade fair. It follows previous “Snowkhana” videos that have become a festive Ford tradition.

How Your Ford Can Enable the Perfect Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day can be stressful – there’s a lot to prepare to set the right tone and get through the day’s celebrations without a hitch. Ford cars can help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day, from setting the mood with colorful Ambient Lighting to finding the nearest flower shop on the way home from work. Don’t be late for your date! Start your date off on the right foot with a prompt arrival. Don’t keep your loved one waiting or hungry on this special day! Set the tone There’s nothing like a love song to set the right tone for your Valentine’s Day plans, and SYNC’s Bluetooth streaming capabilities makes it easy. Prepare your favorite tunes ahead of time, then pick up your valentine and sweep them off their feet with the perfect romantic playlist. Light up the night Surround yourself with light to match your mood – with Ford Ambient Lighting, you can choose from seven different colors to light up your cup holders, front and rear foot-wells, console, storage bins, map pockets and front door handles. We recommend red for your Valentine festivities. Park like a pro No one wants to look silly while parallel parking – with Ford’s Active Park Assist, you’ll be able to back into that space effortlessly, while impressing your date with your smooth…

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Start Your Year Right with a New and Improved Commute

Drivers in Asia Pacific spend a huge amount of time in their cars – many see upwards of 1,000 hours behind the wheel every year! Drivers in India spend the most time commuting, with almost 50% of commuters spending at least 12 hours in their cars every week. That’s over 600 hours every year – imagine what you could do with that much free time. At Ford, we believe this time can be productive and comfortable. Why not use 2015 as the year you finally learn a new language, listen to those books you never find time to read, or stay in touch with family and friends? Ford vehicles help you make the most of your valuable time. Listen to audio books Everyone has books they never get around to reading – why not cross some off your list by listening to audio books on the road? SYNC’s Bluetooth streaming feature can help immerse commuters in whatever story they choose. Catch up on the news Sick of the same old pop songs? Flip the station using SYNC voice commands and stay on top of what’s happening outside of your car by listening to the news. Expand your horizons There are thousands of lectures and language courses available online – download them onto your mobile device and stream them on the…

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