space
Michelin: Advancing Mobility Through Design
space
  Home     News Room     How To Enter     Showcase 2012   
space
space
Frequently
Asked Questions
rule
space
Michelin Online
rule
michelinman.com
rule
michelin-us.com
rule
michelin.com
rule
spacer
Q. What is Michelin Challenge Design?
A. Michelin Challenge Design is a collection of events and activities reflecting Michelin North America's interest in and commitment to innovative design.
 
Q. What are some examples of Michelin’s commitment to design?
A. Here in North America, Michelin supports the College for Creative Studies Design Competition; Michelin Challenge Design and the cardesignnews.com website in addition to other events and programs.
 
Q. Why is design important?
A. Design is central to the process of innovation. Design influences the marketplace.
 
Q. Why does Michelin care about design?
A. Michelin wants to assist in the evolution of transportation. Michelin’s corporate culture places a high value on design and innovation as important to consumer satisfaction and maintaining Michelin’s role as the industry leader.
 
Q. What was the theme for the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design?
A. HALF! Lightweight with a Passion

Designers create the inspirational forms that drive desire for vehicle ownership, but they will also contribute to lightweight vehicle development through materials choices and using the most effective manufacturing techniques. Successful design relies on closer cooperation between design, engineering, manufacturing and planning than ever before.

Participants are asked to explore lightweight vehicle development by designing a family vehicle capable of transporting between four and six people, meeting consumer demands for safety and comfort, usable on the current road infrastructure, and production feasible using materials, powertrain solutions, or manufacturing solutions that are in use today or in development for use in the foreseeable future.

Michelin is looking for exciting and passionate designs that employ innovative vehicle architecture for weight reduction, without compromising safety or comfort. The vehicle's lightweight characteristics must extend to the tire/wheel assembly, including dimensional specifications and visual detail of the tire/wheel assembly.
 

Q. Who is eligible?
A. Transportation designers, including OEM and suppliers, studio designers, consultants, design schools, students and individual designers. (For more information, please see Rules & Procedures)
 
Q. How do I enter the Michelin Challenge Design?
A. Information is available on the Michelin Challenge Design web site at www.michelinchallengedesign.com.
 
Q. Who decides what is displayed at the Michelin Challenge Design-NAIAS?
A. A panel of international design professionals and teachers.
 
Q. Does Michelin ever get involved directly in vehicle design projects?
A. Michelin supplies concept tires for many of the OEM concept and show vehicles introduced each year. Michelin periodically partners with design studios in the creation of specific concept vehicles.
 
Q. Will Michelin provide financial support to entrants of the Michelin Challenge Design-NAIAS?
A. Michelin does not provide financial support to entries in the Michelin Challenge Design at NAIAS.
 
Q. Who can I contact if I have questions or need assistance?
A. Contact information is available at www.michelinchallengedesign.com or contact us via email at design@emcpr.com.
 
 
space
 
space
   FAQ      Contacts      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Links 
space
Copyright © Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. 1 Parkway S. , Greenville, SC 29615 USA