Creating future cars poses challenges
Needs across globe will drive innovation, auto designers say
Detroit — In the future, not everyone will want vehicles as we know them today.
As megacities and congestion grow worldwide, future consumers will have little desire to spend their hard-earned money on a new car when parking is a challenge — and an additional cost — and wide-open highways for an enjoyable ride are rare. They’ll see a scooter as a greater form of mobility.
It’s a growing reality carmakers must consider in the development of future urban vehicles, a panel of automotive designers said Thursday at the Automotive Press Association’s annual Auto Designer event.
(Source: The Detroit News)