The GOLDEN STEERING WHEEL Award 2019 in Germany, the COYOTE Automobile Award 2020 in France and the AVT ACES* Award 2020 in the USA – no fewer than three prestigious awards in a row to recognise UPTIS** this year, the prototype puncture-proof tyre developed by Michelin.
These prizes awarded respectively by the German press group Auto Bild, the European community Coyote and the American magazine Autonomous Vehicle Technology, are among the most prestigious in the automotive industry today.
They rewarded Michelin UPTIS in the innovation and tyre of the year categories, highlighting its exceptional technological advances. Unveiled by Michelin last June at the Movin’ On 2019 summit dedicated to sustainable mobility, Michelin UPTIS, the airless tyre, represents a major innovation both in terms of safety and respect for the environment.
This prototype, featuring revolutionary technology that eliminates any risk of punctures, helps car drivers feel more at ease and fleet owners and professional vehicle drivers optimise their business productivity. In addition, it allows motorists to reduce the use of raw materials, which in turn reduces waste and promotes sustainable mobility.
These awards are the recognition of nearly ten years of research by Michelin teams. The UPTIS prototype has already been the subject of more than 50 patents related to the design of its structure and its high-tech materials. It fully illustrates Michelin’s capacity for innovation to promote safer, more efficient, more accessible and environmentally-friendly mobility.
“These three prestigious awards are a great source of pride for Michelin’s men and women They represent a major breakthrough innovation in the tyre industry and demonstrate the relevance of Michelin’s efforts in terms of innovation and sustainable mobility,” said Florent Menegaux, President of the Michelin Group.