Design dictates how vehicles look, operate and perform. Sam Livingstone, director of Car Design Research, and Autovista24 deputy editor Tom Geggus discuss the trends shaping the car of the future.
Design plays a fundamental role within the automotive world. However, Livingstone argues that its influence goes beyond the mere superficial appearance of a car. Instead, it represents the identity of a vehicle and what it has to offer. This makes understanding design trends and how they evolve a significant industry skill.
‘It is not the case that you can walk around with a particularly powerful torch and shine a light on something and realise how the future will be,’ Livingstone explained. ‘It is also not the case our clients expect to know the trends and therefore just conform to them in order to hit the bullseye in the immediate future.’
CT Automotive PLC (LON:CTA) designs, develops and manufactures automotive interior finishes and complex kinematic assemblies for the most well-known automotive brands on the planet.