The 2016 Michelin Design Challenge is to design a personal, family or commercial vehicle that provides simple, functional and affordable mobility to an underserved area in Southeast Asia, Central America, Central Africa or an area that you identify.
Radical concept tires morph to handle any terrain
Morphing tire concept adapts to suit driving conditions 7/28/15 The concept makes its tread wider to improve grip on in snowy or icy conditions
Michelin Design Challenge 2014 by Shaobo Meng at Coroflot.com
Mars 9 rover by Igor Sobolevsky
Two hubless wheels on the front propel the vehicle forward while a snowboard back allows the vehicle to glide on ice/snow effortlessly. When matters get tough, the tires of the RDSV open out (codenamed the adaptive traction system), allowing them to grip onto snow or mud with ease. Each wheel contains 12 paddles of two kinds. Longer paddles that extend further outwards for deeper snow, and shorter paddles that work better on harder surfaces.