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Public transportation is being transformed to utilize solar power
Implications - With cities being some of the largest contributors to climate change, it is only fitting that something as universal as urban commutes are being redesigned to harness solar energy. By focusing on reducing carbon emissions, brands and governments are creating higher standards for the quality of oft-dreaded commutes. As climate change will have negative impacts on everything from the weather to businesses, it works in brands' best interests to help mitigate its effects by creating alternative solutions to traditional, but environmentally harmful practices. [More]
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75,811 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Aug 17
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TechAutosEco
The auto industry doubles down on retiring Boomers
Implications - As Millennials continue to resist the auto industry, companies therein are refocusing their efforts on a more responsive group: Boomers. This group is both affluent and free of dependents, and therefore are great candidates for big-ticket purchases like automobiles. Retro marketing and features that explicitly cater to a Potentialist lifestyle capitalize on these cyclical occurrences. [More]
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206,819 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Aug 17
This Month and Warm
AutosLife-StagesBoomers
Streetwear looks take inspiration from the world of motorsports
Implications - As tastemakers look for new sources of inspiration outside of the formal fashion world, many are opting to incorporate iconography and designs that reference the world of motorsports. This progression demonstrates the all-encompassing nature of apparel trends and speaks to the continuation of obscure references as cultural currency. [More]
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81,618 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - May 17
This Year and Warm
Auto brands enter the beauty world with limited personal care collabs
Implications - In order to prove their flexibility and communicate their deep understanding of consumer expectations, auto brands are releasing unexpected product collaborations in the personal care category. Such strategic partnerships serve to engage consumers from an alternative angle while still confirming the brands as leaders in the realms contemporary design and luxury. [More]
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72,464 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Apr 17
This Year and Warm
FashionMarketingAutosCosmetics
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Industries based in big-ticket items appeal to first-time buyers
Implications - The concept of "adulting" describes a tongue-in-cheek, reluctant approach to traditional pieces of adult life like car ownership. Though based in humor, youth's distaste for these large, seemingly complicated purchases is genuine, and mostly based in a lack of education. Companies within these industries are appealing to first-time purchasers to boost education, simplify the process and encourage Millennials to partake in these more traditional milestones. [More]
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35,389 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Apr 17
This Year and Mild
LifestyleAutosYouthLife-Stages
The automotive industry uses artificial intelligence in more holistic ways
Implications - The concept of self-driving cars and its use of artificial intelligence is becoming more commonplace, and expanding into a more holistic approach of the marriage between the automotive industry and AI. This ushers in patterns such as AI roads, or vehicles created using artificial intelligence. This signifies a more all-encompassing use of AI. [More]
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34,254 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Feb 17
This Year and Warm
TechAutos
Car interiors focus on social comfort and relaxation
Implications - Innovations within autonomous vehicles take a turn towards comfort and socialization, transforming the interior of cars from functional seats to lounge-like relaxations areas. Outfitted with more advanced tech features and accessories, auto design and conceptual layouts begin to feature spa-like amenities, allowing passengers to indulge in stress-reducing rituals and creating a more experiential commute. [More]
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95,658 Total Clicks
Aug 15 - Nov 16
This Year and Warm
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Automated rides drive increasing demand for in-car diversions
Implications - As the auto industry looks forward towards the integration of fully automated, self-driving vehicles into consumer lifestyles, tech and car companies are beginning to search for solutions to keep would-be drivers entertained during their hands-off commute. Shifts towards the prioritization of in-auto entertainment, gamification and social connectivity opens up new opportunities for tech brands to creatively engage consumers who will no longer have to focus on safety and navigation. [More]
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68,213 Total Clicks
Feb 16 - Nov 16
This Year and Mild
TechAutos
Auto manufacturing turns to recycling in a new approach to eco
Implications - Hybrids have become a common form of eco-friendly transportation, however the next wave of green driving does not require consumers to charge their automobiles or purchase additional accessories. Autos made of recycled materials provide a more convenient, less demanding method of green driving. This speaks to a need for a smoother transition into environmentally friendly living. [More]
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99,849 Total Clicks
May 15 - Oct 16
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Vehicles are becoming faster to create to accommodate need
Implications - As manufacturing technology advances, efficiency does as well. This need to both improve and further productionize the creation of automobiles speaks to a simultaneously increased need for quality and quantity. The need is being met through new materials and processes that diverge from old practices by seeking inspiration from unexpected areas. [More]
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121,425 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Oct 16
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