Volvo launches future truck competitionTo celebrate the landmark of the 200,000th Volvo truck to be registered in the UK since the company began trading here in 1967, Volvo Trucks has announced a design competition to attract the truck designers and engineers of the future of road transport.

Volvo said its competition, called Volvo Trucks: Truck of the Future 2050, offers the opportunity for anyone, whatever their age or background, to have some fun trying to predict what the truck of 36 years’ hence will look like – and how truck design may have to respond to the infrastructure of the future. Anyone can enter and send in creative designs they think will address the question of how trucks could be used in society in the year 2050.

In addition to design visuals, each entry must also include a brief explanation of the thinking behind its features. The designs must be for a long-haul or regional distribution truck, configured for the UK road transport industry, as they see it might be, in 36 years’ time. All entries must include sketches of the cab interior as well as the vehicle’s exterior.

The individual winners will go on a once-in-a-lifetime visit to meet the Volvo Trucks design team in Gothenburg.

Closing date for entries is Friday, October 3, 2014.