Ford has released a number of insights into the future trends for 2016 and beyond. These are social trends and statistics from around the globe that will affect the automotive and other industries.
Did you know that data suggests that by the year 2050 there will be more than 400 million people in the world over the age of 80? The majority of adults in China and India already say that they are likely to purchase a self-driving car. People have an increased desire to remain connected to the network and social media. People prefer to stand out and they also prefer to keep their vehicles for many years.
All these insights are critical to designing vehicles and other products of the future.
Take a look at the infographics below for more detail. What conclusions can you draw?
Here is another perspective at the future trends as shown with the latest customs Ford cars and trucks from the 2015 SEMA show.