The Evolution of Trucking Experience

$15,000 USD

Challenge overview

ABSTRACT

This Challenge, sponsored by Iveco Group, is looking for a new, optimised design of a truck driver’s space that would creatively address an increasing demand for the driver’s performance, safety, and comfort.

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

OVERVIEW

Trucking represents an essential part of any mature economy. Most often, trucks are driven by a solo driver, who may spend many hours a day at the wheel. When on a trip, the truck cabin becomes both a working and a living space for the driver. This highlights the importance of a proper design of truck driving space to provide drivers with both optimal driving conditions and ample opportunities for rest, office work, and entertainment.

This Challenge, sponsored by Iveco Group, is looking for a new, optimised design of a truck driver’s space that would creatively address an increasing demand for the driver’s performance, safety, and comfort—while, at the same time, considering the existing space limitations of the cab, finding a better iteration between driver seat/rear-bed system for an optimized comfort and usability of the cab-over layout of the trucks on the European market.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The award(s) will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $15,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to commercially exploit any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on April 23, 2023

Late submissions will not be considered.

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

ABOUT THE SEEKER

Iveco Group is the home of unique people and brands that power your business and mission to advance a more sustainable society.

The eight brands are each a major force in its specific business: IVECO, a pioneering commercial vehicles brand that designs, manufactures, and markets heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; FPT Industrial, a global leader in a vast array of advanced powertrain technologies in the agriculture, construction, marine, power generation, and commercial vehicles sectors; IVECO BUS and HEULIEZ, mass-transit and premium bus and coach brands; IDV, for highly-specialised defence and civil protection equipment; ASTRA, a leader in large-scale heavy-duty quarry and construction vehicles; MAGIRUS, the industry-reputed firefighting vehicle and equipment manufacturer; and IVECO CAPITAL, the financing arm which supports them all.

Iveco Group employs approximately 34,000 people around the world and has 28 manufacturing plants and 29 R&D centers.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees of the Iveco Group and its subsidiaries (and members of their families) are not eligible to receive awards for this Challenge.

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