Next time you order a pizza from Domino’s, it could be arriving at your home in style. The company's newly-unveiled DXP (Delivery eXPert) is a customized Chevrolet Spark designed with special compartments to fit sodas, dipping sauces, and 80 boxes of pizza. It also comes with an in-vehicle warming oven to ensure your pizza stays gooey and toasty for delivery.
The design elements were selected through a crowdsourced competition organized by Local Motors, the same people who once built a 3D-printed car. Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the agency responsible for Domino’s pizza delivery by emoji option, helped design the exterior and the engineering company who developed Google’s self-driving car platform put the whole thing together. The final product is the result of four years of hard work and thorough tests. Before the one-person vehicle was ready to hit the road, the DXP underwent flammability testing, cold weather testing, and approximately 10,000 cycles of opening and closing the oven door.
In addition to a mobile warming oven, other neat features include decals that can be customized to include the driver’s name, as well as a puddle light that projects the Domino’s logo on the street in front of it. There are currently 100 DXPs in production, and you can expect to see them wheeling around in cities like Boston, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego, and Seattle by the end of the year.