Launched back in August, the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Competition asked to create a unique and specialized pizza delivery vehicle.
Now Local Motors has announced the results of the first Design phase. The winner is Anej Kostrevic (aka extreme) from Slovenia with his Domino’s Pack.
Second and third place awards were won by Phil Hall (aka IDXONE) from the United States for his XD2 concept, and Pierre Gimgergues (aka Piero) from France for his Pizza Hero concept.
Anej, Phil and Pierre will be awarded $10,000, $5,000 and $1,500, respectively.
The next phase of the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge is the Packaging competition which will begin Oct. 30 through Nov. 12.
Following the Packaging, the competition schedule includes the Interior, Surfacing and Rendering phases with the folowing timeline
- Interior: Begins November 27, 2012 and ends December 11, 2012
- Surfacing: Begins January 8, 2013 and ends January 22, 2013
- Rendering: Begins February 5, 2013 and ends February 19, 2013
For more information visit Local Motors’ The Forge.
1st place – Domino’s Pack Concept by Anej Kostrevic
Pack is a small and agile pizza delivery vehicle, with all the functionalities that a modern pizza driver needs to get his delivery to customers in time.
With its compact size and small engine it is able to easily maneuver through the city jungle. It is designed to be robust, safe and capable to overcome different weather and road conditions. It has multiple storage solutions to enable the driver a comfortable ride and easy access to everything he needs. Navigation system or maps are stored on the large touchscreen display and are easy to use.
For the night deliveries the vehicle has an auxiliary light integrated in the right side mirror illuminating the surroundings. Sodas and salads are cooled via air conditioning in the side box next to driver or in teh back drawer. Interior has multiple storage solutions to keep all required elements at hand.
2nd place – XD2 (Xtreme Domino’s Delivery) by Phil Hall
The XD2 (Xtreme Domino’s Delivery) is based on the Ford Ranger platform. Sitting higher allows the driver to see better and improves ingress and egress.
It is powered by a 2.5 liter engine and to help with fuel economy an electric launch assist is located in the rear axle.
The pizza compartment has two separate chambers: hot and cold. These are located in the rear. Twisting and lifting a large bag over a center console is not good ergonomics.
The XD2 is a one seater with a smart storage unit adjacent to the driver for non-perishable items. The dash is symmetric in design allowing the vehicle to be used in Australia or any country with right hand drive. The design is simple and functional.
Simple forms allows the vehicle to have an enduring look for a long time. Also this allows for future face lifts and vinyl graphics to be easy to design and economical to the franchise owner.
3rd place – Pizza Hero concept by Pierre Gimgergues
The goal was to improve condition of delivery, make the employees proud of their job and of their tools. The vehicle is a smart functional minivan taking inspiration from old custom vans.It’s powering by a 1.4l ford.
(Source: Local Motors)