Michelin announced the winning entries of the 23rd Annual Michelin Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and presented $22,400 in scholarships at a reception held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at CCS in Detroit. Winning CCS transportation students received trophies, scholarships and an invitation to display their designs in the Michelin Challenge Design exhibit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Jan. 9-22, 2012.
Sixteen senior students entered this year's challenge, which was based on the global Michelin Challenge Design theme of "City 2046: Art, Life and Ingenuity." Michelin challenged the CCS students to explore innovative concepts of shared mobility as a solution to personal transportation needs in megacities. As a team, students created an urban transportation system, then each student designed a vehicle that best embodies the spirit of their city as well as a tire/wheel assembly with a unique design and functional capabilities best suited for the application.
"The Michelin Challenge Design and College for Creative Studies competition captures the essence of Michelin's mission - to provide mobility solutions for the changing world," said John Moloney, vice president of original equipment marketing, Michelin North and South America. "Through this competition, we can explore the vision these future designers have of the industry and where mobility solutions are going. Today we join the CCS faculty and our panel of judges to celebrate the work, ideas and vision demonstrated by this talented group of designers."Winning Team: Ultra High-Density City
Taylor Langhals, 22, Sylvania, Ohio
Tyler Linner, 22, Stillwater, Minnesota
Jiyun Shin, 23, Daejeon, Korea
Zack Stephanchick, 22, Akron, Ohio
1st - Taylor Langhals, 22, Sylvania, Ohio
2nd - Zack Stephanchick, 22, Akron, Ohio
3rd - Jon Russell, 24, Dallas, Texas