Mini Vehicle for Dumpers by Chen Yueqin, China

2004: China.

Scale Model and Illustrations on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


My name is Chen Yueqin. I am a collage student of Tongji University of china in Shanghai. I major in industrial design (ID). It’s my honor to have the chance to take part in the 2004 Michelin Challenge Design and the Michelin Challenge Design Display at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. I’m glad to find that the world is paying more and more attention on China. And I am looking forward to see a stronger and modern motherland.


China is famous for her large population, especially in big cities. Due to the crowded city life, a great amount of trash is continuously produced everyday. My original design concept is a new kind of vehicle for thousands of diligent dumpers. Healthy, mini, nimble and neat, it’s just designed for one person, comprising of five parts. One seat, one vacuum, one battery, one trash container and 3 wheels.

Mini vehicle has a different kind of controller. It’s laid on the both arms of the chair. And the information of the car is just projected onto the colored front window direct from the projector on the top. The car is so small, that it can just run along the walkway. It can keep the speed on 10km/hour for 2 hours with one charging. Furthermore, we can set up an electrical system for its convenience.

There’s no doubt that it will bring the cleaning job a broom to an end, and make it relaxing.