Promotion: Chinese startup PIX Moving is calling for entries to its Moving Space Hackathon, a global design competition to reimagine autonomous rideshare vehicles as dual-purpose spaces that double up as anything from gyms to offices and libraries.
Interior and automotive designers, architects and engineers are encouraged to sign up for the competition until 30 April 2023 before the month-long competition officially kicks off on 5 May.
For the duration of the hackathon, competitors will be granted exclusive access to the alpha version of PIX Moving's patented generative design algorithm PAM, which the company describes as the "ChatGPT of car design and manufacturing – both interior and exterior".
Participants will be asked to first create a feasible and manufacturable concept design using the text-to-model generator, before detail-modelling and simulating the engineering and manufacturing, and finally creating an actionable business plan around their idea.
The competition is centred around the idea of "mobility as a service" in anticipation of a future where self-driving rideshares provide a societal value beyond just being a means of transport, for example by creating public spaces, reducing personal car use and easing congestion.
"What we know about cars may no longer be a four-wheel transportation tool but will be redefined as 'moving spaces' carrying urban life, which will come to be the next generation lifestyle of mobility-as-a-service," said PIX Moving founder Angelo Yu.
Throughout the hackathon, PIX Moving will offer workshops with tech support to help participants design to manufacturing standards.
Participants will be asked to give their final presentation on 5 June, for the chance to win a prize fund of $15,000. Winners will also win a paid visit the PIX Moving's digital manufacturing factory to witness their project being built.
For more information, as well as further details about prizes and submissions, visit the hackathon website.
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