Ford unveiled a futuristic car based on children’s drawings – and it flies.
Ford praised the children’s creativity and mocked up the dream car, but joked that it might not emerge on their showroom floors in the next decade.
Based on the opinions of the nation’s eight and nine-year-olds, Ford has introduced the car of 2030, which should be comfortable, safe, electric, and able to FLY.
A survey of 500 boys and girls looked at what vehicles they should learn to drive in when they’re old enough to take their test.
Comfortable seats were the most significant feature on their ideal car, followed by high levels of safety and the car being ecologically friendly, demonstrating maturity beyond their years.
The most popular automotive colors were black and red, and electricity was by far the best source of power, with diesel and gasoline being phased out.
And 6% said they want engineers to take autos to the next level by making them fly so they can avoid gridlock.
More than three-quarters (79%) of those surveyed by Ford, aged eight and nine, stated they are excited to learn to drive in 2030.
However, more than half of respondents (52 percent) expect automobiles to be so simple to operate that they won’t need to take a driving test, and a quarter want cars to drive themselves.
Ford’s designer, Nedzad Mujcinovic, was tasked with creating a vision car for the country’s 17 and 18-year-olds in 2030.
Ford also presented their new Mustang Mach-E model to a group of youngsters and asked them to assess it as part of a “Ford Focus Group.”
“It’s evident that today’s children have their fantastic imagination, but they’re also sensible at the same time,” Alice Swallow, senior innovation engineer at Ford, which commissioned the research as part of its “Go Electric” initiative, said.
“They want their automobile to fly and be exciting, but they also want it to be sustainable and safe in the future.
“We’ve drawn up a rough sketch of what we think this dream car should look like.” It would undoubtedly attract attention, but we doubt it will emerge on our forecourts in the next decade or so.
“When our Future Generation focus group was shown the new Ford Mustang Mach-E, they had strong opinions on the automobile, praising the interior technology and quickly recognizing that it was all-electric.”
Ford also polled 2,000 persons to find out what they thought about driving in 2030. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.