It isn’t uncommon to find people leaning or hanging dangerously over the sides, falling victim to unnecessary and preventable accidents. A young industrial designer by the name of Claudio Monterrubiom, with a quest to finding a solution to this trend, has come up with a concept that if implemented, could very well spell the end of unsafe truck ends.
Called the Back Pack Truck or BPT concept, the project was entered as part of a local car design contest. It seeks to promote awareness – environmental and social – of the importance of safe truck engineering. The design itself is pretty aesthetic with plenty of smooth lines and curves. It features a massive windshield and a truck bed with 8 seats along with seat belts. The front has space for another 3 seats, taking the occupancy level to 11.
The rear seats provide ample leg room for passengers and are made using upholstered all-weather cushions. LED-integrated stop lights at the back lend the BPT a modern look while also ensuring low energy requirements. The eco-friendly vehicle uses two brushless electric motors and A123 nanophosphate batteries mated to a special gearbox. BPT has a driving range of 8 hours on a full charge. The question is – how is it possible!!??? While the concept doesn’t provide for the highest mileage, the fact that it is emission-free means that commuters won’t have to contend with noxious fumes oozing out of exhaust pipes. The interior is ergonomic with a soft and human-centered cabin design.