SMART DELIVERY CAR by Maluleke Tshegofatso



Maluleke Tshegofatso



Pretoria West is a neighborhood on the outskirts of Pretoria, a sizable city in South Africa. People who work in the town reside there in the suburb. Residents of Pretoria West neighborhoods can afford and frequently desire specific services that are only found or available in the city. Grocery stores are only one of the many things that residents of Pretoria West rely on town for. The residents of this neighborhood decided to order food and groceries online rather than leaving their homes to go to a restaurant because they are all employed, and some of them work until after midnight. They consider hassle-free services to be both beneficial and comforting. Because of this, they place internet meal orders and have them delivered. But because of the vehicles that are used to distribute food and groceries, the food tends to go cold, and the groceries arrive in poor condition. This is because the vehicles do not have the right kind of organized storage or food warmers that will keep food warm until it is delivered. Traffic and driving may occasionally be to blame for this.

After experimenting with many concepts, the final design was produced. The car is a manageable size and can comfortably seat two people. It is a self-driving smart car that will have a monitor driver who will only be there to monitor the vehicle. The smart Delivery vehicle is used to deliver food from the city to the suburbs. Shelves in the smart Delivery vehicle require a code to be able to access your delivered order. Because it has shelves, the vehicle is designed to carry more than one delivery order. Also, it consists of shelves for keeping food warm/cool therefore it prolongs the time that the food stays hot or cold until delivery. Food is not delivered in poor shape thanks to the shelves within the car.

Solar panel glass is placed on the back of the vehicle’s hood to produce the energy needed to power the shelves. To store such energy in case of inclement weather, it makes use of a lithium-ion battery.

A biometric scanner is used to unlock the door, and the monitor driver’s fingerprint is the only one that can operate it.

The vehicle uses airless tires, which are more likely to navigate Pretoria’s bad roads without being stuck due to a flat tire because they don’t go flat and require fewer replacements overall.


I go by the name Maluleke Tshegofatso. I was born and reared in South Africa. I completed a national diploma program in civil engineering. As a result, I enrolled in the Tshwane University of Technology’s Diploma in Industrial Design program. I am presently in my final year of industrial design. I’ve learned how to create 3D CAD models using Fusion 360, Solidworks, and Blender. I am also proficient with renderings.