60 years of screen legends: Top 5 iconic cars in films

From the time-travelling Delorean to the “Love Bug” VW Beetle, cars have played many iconic movie roles. Watch as some of the greatest car icons in films come to life.

What to do if you're pulled over in a foreign country

Nothing ruins a leisurely holiday like an unpleasant run-in with the law. Here's what to do when you get pulled over in a foreign country.

Wide-eyed! Fords can see around corners

2015-06-24 07:49

CARS THAT CAN SEE AROUND CORNERS: Ford's new tech could reduce crashes by warning drivers of approaching cars at blind junctions or when visibility is obstructed. Image: Quickpic

COLOGNE, Germany - Ford has joined other automakers in taking the danger out of blind junctions with cameras that can see what's coming.

A front split-view camera in the grille - an option in the all-new Ford S-Max and Galaxy in the UK - feeds a 180-degree image to a 20cm touchscreen on the car's facia.

Ronny Hause, engineer in assistance systems for Ford Europe, had a team that worked closely on the project with its US counterparts. He explained: "We've all been there. It's not just blind junctions that can be stressful - overhanging trees or bushes can be the problem.


"For some simply driving out of their home driveway can be a challenge. Much like rear-view cameras, Front Split View Camera (as Ford calls the tech) is a something which will make buyers wonder how they used to manage."

VIDEO:Cars that can see around corners

The camera is kept clear by a retractable jet-washer that operates with the windscreen wipers.

Data recorded by the European Road Safety Observatory SafetyNet project indicated that nearly 20% of drivers involved in a crash did so at a blind junction.

Ford already has rear-view cameras.


SAFER JUNCTIONS: Ford is aiming to make junctions safer with cameras that can warn of approaching cars. Image: Quickpic

Read more on:    ford  |  uk  |  tech  |  road safety

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.