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MICHELIN Connected Mobility Challenge

Enhancing the Mobility of People and Goods through Innovative Connected Solutions
Presented by the Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel Ventures and the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy

MICHELIN Connected Mobility Challenge

Winners of the Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge


VR/AR Manual:  virtual and augmented reality platform to address multiple connected mobility challenges, including vehicle repair


Dock and Drive: safety feature that reduces teen cell phone usage using a mandatory phone dock when car is in operation


$500 each
EZ Trip: multi-modal transportation app
Michelin Car Adapter: online marketplace for driving habit and car diagnostic data

The six-week competition was designed to identify innovative solutions in the connected mobility domain. Michelin, collaborating with Drexel’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, Drexel Ventures and the Close School of Entrepreneurship, selected up to 5 semi-finalists with revolutionary concepts who received expert mentoring and competed for $5,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to develop their idea in partnership with the Michelin Innovation Incubator.

Why Michelin?

“For over 125 years, Michelin has been a leader in mobility innovation. We want to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship by partnering with some of the best and brightest creative thinkers to develop breakthrough mobility solutions.”
-- Patrick Kirby, Michelin Director Innovation Incubator

What is Connected Mobility?

Innovation is disrupting existing mobility systems and business models to become more sustainable, accessible, affordable, resilient and safe. (i.e. Uber, Automatic, AirBnB, Waze, Lyft). There are new opportunities to utilize technology, connectivity, big data, and design to foster a better life through sustainable mobility.