Inspired by Shell Eco-marathon and the Airflow Starship Initiative, this Challenge will require entrants to design the interior of a prototype Class 8 truck that will have to connect to at least one and up to all four of the design criteria – connectedness, safety, fuel economy and ergonomics. The winning design creator or team in each of the four categories will be announced at the Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit in April. Each category winner’s school will receive $1,000!

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams from around the globe to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicle. The AirFlow StarShip is a joint project between Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company that will feature a completely new design with the aim of breaking current fuel efficiency records for Class 8 trucks after its debut in 2017.