2013: Showcase of Selected Entrants

For the 2013 Michelin Challenge Design, participants were asked to develop exciting and passionate designs that employed innovative vehicle architecture solutions for weight reduction, without compromising safety or comfort. As the theme was in part inspired by the approach Ben Bowlby took in developing the Nissan DeltaWing racing car, Michelin was honored to be able to include the racing car in the Michelin Challenge Design display.Registration from 900 designers came down to 15 finalists. Our esteemed jury then selected the Top Three.The work of all fifteen finalists were displayed at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, and as part of our recognition of their talent and accomplishment, Michelin provided transportation and lodging for the Top Three to come to Detroit, Michigan, see their work displayed and meet top OEM designers and industry experts, including Mr. Bowlby. The Top Three were announced and recognized at an annual Michelin Challenge Design Reception.  Along with the Top Three, Michelin was honored that several other finalists also made the trip to Detroit to participate in this celebration of design and the automotive industry.Congratulations the the 2013 Top Three:  Jorge Biosca, Song Wei Teo, and Shun Liu.

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1. eLink Top Three Winner:  Jorge Biosca
Entry: eLink
Design Team: Jorge Biosca
Country: Spain

2. PolyPlus Top Three Winner: Song Wei Teo
Entry: PolyPlus
Design Team: Song Wei Teo
Country: Singapore

3. Dolphin Top Three Winner: Shun Liu
Entry: Dolphin
Design Team: Shun Liu
Country: China

4. SOMA Takashi Nishimura
Entry: SOMA
Design Team: Takashi Nishimura
Country: Japan

5. Citroen DS BiRotor Jose Eduardo Sanchez
Entry: Citroen DS BiRotor
Design Team: Jose Eduardo Sanchez
Country: Mexico

6. Helios Lucas Lopez
Entry: Helios
Design Team: Lucas Lopez
Country: Argentina

7. Vibe Vruttant Phatak
Entry: Vibe
Design Team: Vruttant Phatak
Country: India

8. Chitin Concept Marcell Sebestyen
Entry: Chitin Concept
Design Team: Marcell Sebestyen
Country: Hungary

9. bemoove Andrea Filogonio
Entry: bemoove
Design Team: Andrea Filogonio
Country: Italy

10. Air Car XiaoQuan Qian
Entry: Air Car
Design Team: XiaoQuan Qian
Country: China

11. Exploder II Cristian Polanco
Entry: Exploder II
Design Team: Cristian Polanco
Country: Guatemala

12. smart one4all Schley & Michaelis
Entry: smart one4all
Design Team: Antonis Schley
Sven Michaelis
Country: Germany

13. XLeaf Wei & Luyao
Entry: XLeaf
Design Team: Guo Wei
Zhu Luyao
Country: China

14. carDboard Thierry Dumaine
Entry: carDboard
Design Team: Thierry Dumaine
Country: France

15. EV XO Jeremy Helle
Entry: EV XO
Design Team: Jeremy Helle
Country: United States