Advancing Mobility Through Design™
Experts Identify Challenges and Opportunities in ‘Le Mans 2030: Design For The Win’ DETROIT, April 20, 2016 – Designing a car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the year 2030 was the hot topic at today’s 13th annual Michelin Challenge Design and Automotive Press Association design panel held at the Detroit Athletic [...]  More...
Michelin Challenge Design today announced that due to the tremendous response to the 2017 Michelin Challenge Design, Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win theme, the deadline for entries is being extended from May 1 to August 1, 2016 “Through our collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, we want to provide an opportunity for [...]  More...
The 2016 Michelin Challenge Design competition focused on “Mobility for All – Designing for the Next Frontier.” Participants were asked to design a personal, family or commercial vehicle that provides simple, functional and affordable mobility to an underserved area of the world. This year’s winners provided innovative thought provoking designs that focused on solving a [...]  More...
Winner’s hail from China, India, Korea, and the United States DETROIT, Mich. (Dec. 15, 2015) —The winning entries of the 27th Annual Michelin Challenge Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) were honored recently at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit, Mich. Winning CCS transportation students received scholarships and [...]  More...
Winners hail from 13 countries, including United States GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 3, 2015 - Michelin today announced the 14 winners of the global 2016 Michelin Challenge Design, “Mobility for All – Designing for the Next Frontier.” Works by individuals and teams of designers from Albania, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, [...]  More...
Winners in the prestigious Michelin Challenge Design have their work featured at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Three winning designers are hosted by Michelin at the auto show and recognized at a special reception honoring top designers. Stewart Reed (Chair, Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design) is [...]  More...
Drive Your Passion: Engaging Senses, Soul and Emotion DETROIT, Mich. (Dec. 8, 2014) – The winning entries of the 26th Annual Michelin Challenge Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) were honored at a recent reception held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit. Winning CCS transportation students received [...]  More...
The Challenge Bidendum was started in 1998 by the Michelin Group with the support of many leaders of the road transportation industry. It was originally designed to promote clean, safe, connected and affordable mobility by bringing factual information to political and industrial decision-makers. Michelin Challenge Design, a premier global transportation design competition, was asked to [...]  More...
Winners hail from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey and United Kingdom GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 2, 2014) – Michelin today announced the 15 winners of the global 2015 Michelin Challenge Design, “Drive Your Passion: Engaging Senses, Soul and Emotion.” Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Belgium, France, Guatemala, India, [...]  More...
Driven/Undriven: The Duality of Tomorrow’s Automobile DETROIT, Mich. (Dec. 11, 2013) – Michelin announced the winning entries of the 25th Annual Michelin Challenge Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and presented a $25,000 donation to support the school’s Transportation Design program, and provides financial aid to CCS students, at a reception held [...]  More...
From: Invention Ideas If you’re looking to make a name for yourself as a vehicle designer, then you’ll want to put your best sketches forward for a chance to have your work approved and promoted by Michelin themselves! That’s right, designers – Michelin has tested the creativity of gearhead designers since 2003 to plumb the [...]  More...
The Michelin Challenge Design Jury convened at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last month to review entries, plans and prospective future themes for the annual global design challenge, now in its 13th year. Following introductions, Jury Chairman Stewart Reed provided an update on the schedule for the meeting and walked the jurors through [...]  More...
Finalists hail from Canada, Mexico, Italy, China, South Korea, Poland, Serbia and Guatemala GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Michelin today announced the names and home countries of the 15 finalists of the 2014 Michelin Challenge Design, “Driven/Undriven: The Duality of Tomorrow’s Automobile.” Works by individuals and teams of designers from Italy, China, South Korea, [...]  More...
Michelin today announced the winners of the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design™, a worldwide automotive design competition that encourages better mobility solutions through innovation and advanced technology.  More...
Driven/Undriven: The Duality of Tomorrow’s Automobiles DETROIT (Jan. 15, 2013) —Michelin today announced the theme for its 2014 Michelin Challenge Design™ competition; Driven/Undriven: The Duality of Tomorrow’s Automobiles. For the challenge, participants are asked to explore the human connection to a vehicle and address the potential of autonomous motoring, as it opens new possibilities in [...]  More...
Paul A. Eisenstein @ The Detroit Bureau: Short of having four wheels, tomorrow’s automobiles may look very different from those of today as automakers adapt to a variety of challenges like fuel economyand safety regulations, overcrowded highways and other concerns.  More...
Wes Raynal @ Autoweek: It's inspiring, to me at least, when I think of all the young people toiling away there, excited about cars and car design. I love that they are thinking hard about the industry's future and working hard to make sure we actually have one.  More...
Wes Raynal @ Autoweek: The competition works like this: CCS and Michelin get together to develop a theme, then CCS picks which transportation design class will work on the project. The idea, Michelin says, is to celebrate and promote the kind of vehicle design that highlights original thinking and innovation.  More...
Michelin today announced the finalists of the 2013Michelin Challenge Design™, its annual global vehicle design competition that brings forward and displays significant design work that would normally not have an opportunity to be displayed.  More...
Video: Tune in for this engaging panel discussion on how today's frontline designers are creating vehicles that are lighter and more efficient the ever before.  More...
Video: Ben Bowlby Discusses the Nissan DeltaWing - a race platform that is truly HALF!  More...
Mark Phelan @ The Detroit Free Press: "This is about more than just styling," said Jim Hall, managing director of 2953 Analytics and moderator of the panel discussion at the Automotive Press Association this week. "It requires an understanding of where the market is going and what technologies are available or near.  More...
For the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design, participants are asked to explore lightweight vehicle development by designing a family vehicle. The vehicle must meet consumer demands for safety and comfort, be usable on the current road infrastructure and be feasibly produced using materials, powertrain solutions or manufacturing solutions that are in use today or in development for use in the foreseeable future.  More...