The Future Trucks Awards were held yesterday at the Metropole Hilton Hotel in Birmingham. One Engineering team won the Whole Vehicle design by those aged under 18 category. The judging panel were particularly impressed by Ones entry for its boldness in tackling issues of human error and awareness of current design and technology trends.
Andy Salter, the Managing Director, Road Transport Media for London, said One's driverless truck concept ticked all the boxes for the judges. He said the design was smart , innovative, economical and realistic. He further said that the Driverless vehicles have huge potential to be used for standard truck in the future and everybody in the industry will be watching these students careers with interest.
One Engineering team took home a £1000 cash prize and trophy, and the team will shortly embark on a 4 day study of the Volvo Trucks factory in Sweden, where the students will have another opportunity to present their work to Volvo senior truck designer.
Our winning entry plus the other winning entries from the undergraduate and postgraduate categories will be displayed at the Commercial Vehicle Show at National Exhibition Centre NEC in Birmingham from 26-28 April and it will be exhibited at the Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London this summer.
Further information on the winning teams can also be viewed on the Future Truck website www.futuretrucksawards