Ford Motor Co.’s annual trends report always creates waves with its predictions and the new report is no exception, starting with the a prediction about how long people expect to hang on to their new cars and a peak at future fashions.
The report indicates that 76% American consumers purchasing a new vehicle expect to keep their next cars for at least 10 years, according to the new edition of the Ford Trends Report, which is now online.
Consumers all over the world are increasingly interested in autonomous machines that use artificial intelligence, claims Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s corporate futurist. More than 70% of the consumers in places such as China, India and Brazil are interested in the autonomous machines, such as self-driving cars. (more…)