The Michelin Challenge Design competition is being renamed as the Movin’On Challenge Design. Now in its 21st year, the 2021 theme is “RESPECT: Ending Isolation and Conquering the Mobility Divide”. Artists, designers, engineers, architects, city planners and creatives worldwide are invited to enter, in teams or individually.
Not only has Michelin announced the location of its next Challenge Bibendum – the French manufacturer has given the event a new name: Movin’on. Three years after the last Michelin Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility get-together in Chengdu, China, Movin’on heads next June to Montreal, Canada.
Amongst the innovations presented at this month’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum was the tyre maker’s ‘Selfseal technology’, and Michelin says we’ll be seeing this in series production tyres before too long. Selfseal utilises a rubber compound that immediately plugs any holes in the tread. According to Michelin, tyres featuring Selfseal technology will be market-ready from 2015, with options available for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
At this year’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum, currently taking place in Chengdu, China, the tyre maker has introduced its so-called ‘Green Paper’, a document on sustainable mobility that contains key proposals to meet the challenges tomorrow may bring. The Green Paper includes a number of recommendations based on lessons learned during the 11 previous Michelin Challenge Bibendum events and the collaborative work of institutions and event partners.
It’s back after an absence of three and a half years – between 11 and 15 November the Michelin Challenge Bibendum returns. This time the sustainable mobility action takes place in Chengdu, China; the choice of location was announced at a joint press conference by the Michelin Group and the Chengdu municipal government. The five-day event will mainly take place at the Chengdu International Intangible Culture Heritage Exposition Park and will follow the theme of “Innovation in Mobility at the Heart of Growth & Urban Well-being.”
At last week’s Challenge Bibendum in Berlin, Michelin announced its intention to partner with the City on the Move Institute (IVM). Launched by PSA Peugeot Citroën in June 2000, IVM is an organisation that seeks to bring forth innovative solutions for urban mobility and joins various parties together to work on related projects. The organisation seeks partnerships with companies capable of playing a decisive role in improving the quality of future urban mobility, and in this capacity Michelin and IVM will exchange ideas and discuss challenges and solutions facing sustainable mobility, an area of common interest to both.
Michelin reports that, due to the depth of the current economic crisis, it has decided to postpone the Challenge Bibendum scheduled to take place in Brazil during April 2009 until the following year. The tyre major expresses its regret in doing so, however it adds the decision was made after taking into account the increasing financial constraints experienced by several of Challenge Bibendum’s traditional partners. Many of these partners would have been unable to participate to the extent they have in the past, Michelin comments.
During a Challenge Bibendum press conference in Paris on Saturday 10 June, Michel Rollier stressed that he is Michelin’s only managing partner at the moment and there are no current plans to name a second “gérant.” The executive board will remain as it is, news sources quoted Rollier as saying.
An international jury of experts has named the Bertone-SKF Novanta as the winner of the 2002 Challenge Bibendum Award. Designed and built by Stile Bertone in Caprie, the Novanta is a working concept car, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show. Drive-by-wire technologies from aeronautics were developed in collaboration with SKF and conventional hydraulic and mechanical devices were replaced by intelligent electromagnetic systems, allowing extensive interior redesigning. The award was presented by Edouard Michelin.
Michelin’s event “Challenge Bibendum 2003” will be held in San Francisco on 23-25th September at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma and conclude with a crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge and an awards banquet in San Francisco.
Heidelberg will be the starting point for the Challenge Bibendum 2002, organised by Michelin and ADAC from September 22 to 25, with the route going from the Black Forest to Paris, through Alsace and Champagne. The cars taking part can be seen at the Karlsplatz at 13.30 pm. At 16.30 pm the participants will be greeted by Edouard Michelin, the Vice-president of ADAC, Dr. Erhard Oehm and the mayor of Heidelberg, Beate Weber. The designs will be evaluated by the jury from 15.00 pm to 18.00 pm and at 18.30 the caravan will start towards Hockenheim.