The design runs from now until Tuesday May 15, 2012. They are offering $15,000 dollars in prizes.
Here are some clips taken from the Local-Motors site.
<< Design a lightweight, customizable, urban friendly tricycle that can accomodate two driving positions, provides electric-assist and protection from weather and collision, can be connected to a smartphone, and can fold up to ease parking. >>
The Company: B'TWIN
"Our desire is to create those innovating solutions and designs that will revolutionize and simplify cycling"
The Specs, Who and What you are designing for
The Technical Specifications of the Brief
The Requirements, Guidelines and Deliverables:
What you will be presenting
Tricycle, 2 front wheels, 1 rear wheel
Max length in use: 200 cm
Maximum width in use: 80 cm
Max height: 175 cm
Turning radius: 270 cm
Power : human, in association with a 250 W motor
Carrying weight:: 130 Kg
Driver height : 150 cm min size / 195 cm max size
Driver max weight: 130 Kg
Driving position (inner-city): seated, back straight, head high
Driving position (outside of the city): slightly reclining position
Access to pedestrian zones, bike paths, areas where cars are forbidden