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Honda ASP

Honda ASP

Michelin Challenge Design 2004 Winner

The Honda ASP is designed for the booming Chinese auto market. It is constructed as a small sized, lightweight vehicle. The car is very fuel efficient; It runs on hydrogen to reduce the environmental pollution to a minimum. This is very important because a booming Chinese auto market will have great affect on the earth’s environment if the cars run on traditional petrol.

The interior is simple and efficient but comfortable. Almost all functions (transmission, climate control, lights, multimedia tools) are automatic and / or voice controlled. The interior reflects the exterior by using the same combination of lines and surfaces. The four organic designed chairs provide the passengers with comfort and support.

The large wheels reduce the rolling-resistance and they are positioned on the corners of the small vehicle to give it a great look and superb stability.

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Peugeot Ulzer

Peugeot Ulzer

Peugeot Ulzer

Michelin Challenge Design 2003 Award winning design.

The Michelin Challenge Design is a contest for innovative automotive design. The contest gives young designers the opportunity to show their work at a large Auto Show (the NAIAS). The theme
of 2003 was 'French'.

The idea behind the design of the Peugeot Ulzer was to create a French super car with a cab forward design like the Renault Laguna concept car back in the ’90.

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Audi A1

Audi A1

Audi A1

Audi A1, Michelin Challenge Design 2005

Theme for the 2005 edition: Germany

The Audi A1 was designed as an alternative for commuter vehicles like the Audi A4/A6, BMW 3/5 and Mercedes C/E. Most commuters travel alone. And most of the time, they only carry a briefcase! In that case all they need is a small two-seater vehicle with the power, comfort and looks of a big commuter vehicle. The Audi A1 is small sized bullet (1.8 liter turbocharged rear engine* and measures only 3.15 meters in length. A Scale model of the Audi A1 was exhibited at the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), Detroit (USA).

*) Now, it is most likely to equip the car with a full electric drive.

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Winning entry for the RijnWaalpad design contest

Under the name of Via Vici, and Martin Blikman (Stadscomponisten) succesfully participated in the RijnWaalpad design contest. A high speed cycling path was planned between the Dutch cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem.

Stadsregio Arnhem-Nijmegen organised a contest to gather innovative ideas related to the cycle path. Via Vici developed an integrated concept that embraced many aspects of cycling. The highlight of the entry is the watch tower which acts as a hub. The tower connects the cycle path with the environment and surrounding park.

This entry was chosen over 84 other professional entries.

Click on the images or the links below to read more about the entry...
RijnWaalpad contest entry (PDF, dutch)
Panel report Page 24 (PDF, dutch)

Realised projects

Winning the RijnWaalpad contest resulted in the production of two reports. Via Vici investigated three areas of the cycle path and developed several proposals of which two are realised.

water and sound barrier

A part of the cycle path lays next to a high way. To emphasize that the cycle path is part of the environment, a water section on the high way side of the path has been created to reflect the the water areas on the other side. A low sound barrier blocks the tyre-noises of the passing traffic while car drivers still can see the landscape.

half way point

Based on the idea of the watch tower, a trimmed down version is created on the half way point of the cycle path. The service point is made of concrete blocks and represents a stand. The view over the surroundings is beautiful.
Space Efficient Vehicle

Space Efficient Vehicle

Space efficient vehicle

The Space Efficient Vehicle (work title: New iSetta) is a vehicle concept development by Ralph Panhuyzen. The vehicle is part of the creator's overall vision on automobility in the near future. Three seats in offset position, a reduced width and a 3-wheel configuration result in a lightweight and streamlined vehicle. Less weight means fewer materials are needed for production and less energy is required for propulsion. The long wheelbase provides a comfortable ride and due to the seat positions all occupants are well protected during a collision. developed the SEV concept design and visualised the product. In 2008 it was submitted for the Michelin Challenge Design and elected as finalist.

Images of the entry are shown below. Visit the Michelin challenge design website to view the complete entry.

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The red coated SEV was created for internal purposes to test alternate modeling methods and render technics.