Here at TunedTech we had the gracious opportunity to attend Ford Motors GoFurther trend conference.
We experienced several trend sessions that covered topics such as, Urbanization, Streamline and Simplify, Eco-Psychology and Age of Accessible Design. Each sessions had guest speakers that sparked up discussion and questions.
We had the amazing opportunity to be in the presence of great speakers like Ari Goldberg, Carol Coletta, David Kirkpatrick, Adrian Grenier and Christian Siriano. Each had great point of views in their respected categories. Ford has really outdone themselves by including and showing us the way they are moving as a manufacturer and pulling ahead of the competitors.
Ford is extremely focused on Eco/environmentally friendly ways to approve sustainability. The way they’re using recycled materials for the manufacturing of parts and products is truly amazing. For instance using retired US currency, breaking down coconut fibers and recycled plastic bottles. All of these products are being made into moldings, trim and console parts on many of the new Ford product lines.
Ford is also using left over materials from textile plants and other sources to make all the carpet interior, which has substantially reduced the amount of material making its way to landfills.
The US currency and coconut fibers have such a unique look on the finished products that really make them stand out. We say something so different and ground breaking should make Ford feel a great sense of pride and ingenuity. With the rising price of oil over the past few years Ford has developed an all soy bean foam . This foam is used for seats, head rests and in-behind molding through out their vehicles.
This has saved them a tremendous amount of green house gases being released within the company. Not to mention the amount of money being saved for Ford as well as the consumers. All their soy beans are grown locally within the country. Great news for the economy.
All in all what we’ve seen the past couple days has really opened our eyes and shown us how Ford is the global leader in sustainability and Eco friendly decisions. We now have a sense of pride ourselves being involved with such a great family like company and look forward to future events with Ford.