“Things are changing rapidly. Trends change every month, new laws are being written, and new technologies sink or swim in a heart beat. Ford knows this, and that’s why they’re thinking way outside of the box.”
Ford is a People-Friendly Mobility Company – Not a Car Maker
Do you bank the same way you did 10 or even 5 years ago? Do yo shop the same way your parents shopped? No. Heck no! Surviving as a company in the year 2016 isn’t like how it was in 1996. Millennials, evolving technologies, pollution, world politics, and government regulations, all play into Ford’s economic climate. Therefore the only way to stay ahead, is by never stopping to invent.
Inventors are real people. They live amongst us and breath the same oxygen as we do, and many of them are Ford employees. Blue oval employees are amongst the most creative in the world, and they don’t only talk about it, they back it up with creations, patents and trademarks. As of August of this year, more than 4,500 Ford employees have already submitted invention disclosures, with nearly 1,700 of them first-time inventors, and since the beginning of 2015, more than 3,500 first-time inventors have submitted innovations. That’s not only impressive, that’s awesome!
A total of three brand-spanking-new inventions were unveiled before me while at a recent conference held at Ford’s world HQ building in Dearborn, Michigan. Rest-assured, they are all pretty far out, and may seem crazy, but there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll be everyday reality in the future.
Mobility is the future.