Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Design Challenge 2018

Advancing urban deliveries through design. Join the revolution.

Registration is Now Closed!

Thank you for your interest in the "Self-driving Delivery Vehicle Design Challenge" organized by Gatik AI.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at Thanks! 

About The Challenge

Design a futuristic fully autonomous delivery vehicle/pod that rethinks traditional aesthetics, ergonomics, accessibility, user-interaction, and structure from the bottom up. We challenge you to strip away preconceived notions of traditional delivery vehicle design and think freely. Share how this new road vehicle will look like for the last mile package delivery, freeing drivers from the thought – let alone the task – of driving. 

Key Dates

 Registration Opens: 
February 13, 2018
Submit by: 
March 26, 2018
Notification of Finalists:
April 2, 2018
Announcement of Winners:
April 6, 2018


Cash Award: $3000 
An all-covered trip to Gatik
AI's HQ in Sunnyvale, CA 
 Opportunity to join Gatik AI
as a design intern for
Summer 2018
Winning entry to be further
developed into a working 

Judging Criteria

 Fulfilment of requirements
 Originality of design
Relevance to the theme
Developmental potential/
Opportunity for series
production readiness
Design displayability

Rules & FAQs

What happens after I sign up?

After you put in your email address above and click the "Sign Me Up!" button you will be sent an email with details about the contest and ways to submit your design.

Who can submit?

Students of industrial design, transportation design, engineering as well as other relevant fields. Professional designers and experts in relevant fields.

Are there any restrictions to participate?

There is an age limitation: you must be 18 by the date of submitting your design concept and at least be of legal age in your country of origin.

Can we participate as a team?

Yes, you can participate as an individual or as a team.
As a team: please add all team member names to your sketches and inform us via email concerning all members including their contact information

About Us

Gatik AI is a Silicon Valley based artificial intelligence startup developing software solutions for autonomous urban driving. Founded by graduates and former researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, the company is working on the near-term applications of self-driving technology.

Our goal at Gatik is to revolutionize city logistics and power the next generation of self-driving commercial fleets.

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