Each year for the past nine years, the Design Challenge theme is chosen by the Design Los Angeles Board of Directors.
The board is made up of a dozen design studio executives. Automotive design studios from around the world are invited to participate and this year, studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. will compete to design “HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLE 2025.”
This year’s Design Challenge asks automotive design studios to create a highway patrol vehicle that meets the challenges of a specific region’s transportation and societal conditions in 2025.
The vehicle should empower highway patrol officers to meet new demands and effectively both “protect and serve” the public while considering not just enforcement needs but emission concerns, population growth and transportation infrastructure, among other trends.
Entries are judged based on various factors including:
Consideration of future needs for advanced technology, speed and agility on future freeway systems.
Creativity of the solution.
Meeting the defined region’s mandated emission standards if applicable.
Environmental sensitivity: maintenance and recyclability.