Ford unveils car of the future based on children’s visions – that it should FLY
Showing maturity over their years, the most important feature of their dream car was comfortable seats, followed by a high level of safety and an eco-friendly car.
Black and red were the most popular car colors – while electricity was by far the ideal source of power, with diesel and gasoline coming out the window.
And six percent said they want engineers to take cars to the next level and avoid traffic by flying them.
More than three-quarters (79%) of eight and nine-year-olds Ford polled said they looked forward to learning to drive in 2030.
But more than half (52%) want cars to be so easy that they don’t need to take a driving test – and a quarter say they want cars to drive themselves.
Ford asked its designer, Nedzad Mujcinovic, to create the country’s 17-18-year-old dream car in 2030.
The manufacturer also presented a group of schoolchildren with its new Mustang Mach-E model and asked them to criticize it as part of a “Ford Focus Group”.
Alice Swallow, senior innovation engineer at Ford, who commissioned the research as part of her ‘Go Electric’ report, said: ‘It’s clear that kids today have their wonderful imaginations, but they are too. sensible at the same time.
“They want their cars to fly and be fun, but they also care deeply about future mobility being sustainable and safe.
“We scoffed at what we think this dream car should look like. It would definitely grab some attention – but we’re not too sure if it will appear on our forecourt in the next decade or so.
“When we were introduced to the new Ford Mustang Mach-E, our young Future Generation focus group certainly had strong opinions about the car, with the interior technology receiving praise, and they quickly identified that it was fully electric. . “
Ford also polled 2,000 adults for their opinions on driving in 2030, the year the government plans to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars.
Almost half believe automakers should use the switch to electric cars to revolutionize the way cars look.
But 65% fear that a road full of quiet cars could become a threat to other road users and pedestrians.
It also emerged that seven in ten admitted that they were concerned that the rise of autonomous technology could make drivers lazy, leading to lack of focus just when they might need to make an emergency stop or stop. maneuver.
As the company continues to look to a more sustainable future, 70% want automakers to provide a breakdown of how much their cars are made from recycled products.
And three-quarters (76%) said they should be transparent about where their cars’ materials are coming from, according to the study done via OnePoll.
Alice Swallow added: “We are passionate about creating the car people want as well as the car people need, and it is vital that we listen to the perspectives of children and adults alike on the road. 2030. “