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A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INNOVATION

How can we make vehicles safer and more comfortable? How can we make tyres easier to repair? How can we guide tourists? For over a century, travellers have been finding an answer to their questions in the innovations brought out by Michelin. Come and discover Michelin’s game-changing innovations, along with the remarkable resources used to design them, such as the “Mille Pattes” (literally, a centipede): an amazing 9 tonne test vehicle capable of speeds of up to 160 km/h on the track. Use the touch screens to discover the wide range of professions involved in research, and the passion driving the Michelin teams to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INNOVATION

How can we make vehicles safer and more comfortable? How can we make tyres easier to repair? How can we guide tourists? For over a century, travellers have been finding an answer to their questions in the innovations brought out by Michelin. Come and discover Michelin’s game-changing innovations, along with the remarkable resources used to design them, such as the “Mille Pattes” (literally, a centipede): an amazing 9 tonne test vehicle capable of speeds of up to 160 km/h on the track. Use the touch screens to discover the wide range of professions involved in research, and the passion driving the Michelin teams to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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RADIAL TECHNOLOGY, THE UNIVERSAL TYRE

In 1946, Michelin patented the Radial tyre, which could travel longer distances, more safely and with less fuel. This groundbreaking innovation made Michelin a household name around the world and gave it a lead on its competitors. Radial technology has been constantly enhanced since then and is still a core component in the performances of Michelin tyres. Come and see the “fly trap” on display at L’Aventure Michelin: a prototype radial tyre from 1946.

THE CITROËN 2 CV: MOBILITY GOES MAINSTREAM

Michelin has innovated in every area of mobility and drew up the specifications of the “TPV” (Very Small Car) that would come to life as the Citroën 2 CV. The 2 CV was inspired by the aeronautical technology Michelin used to build the Bréguet aircraft, and Michelin’s lightweight railcars (the famous “Michelines”). Over 5 million of these little cars were sold between 1949 and 1990. The one on display at L’Aventure Michelin is one of the very first ones made.

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THE CITROËN 2 CV: MOBILITY GOES MAINSTREAM

Michelin has innovated in every area of mobility and drew up the specifications of the “TPV” (Very Small Car) that would come to life as the Citroën 2 CV. The 2 CV was inspired by the aeronautical technology Michelin used to build the Bréguet aircraft, and Michelin’s lightweight railcars (the famous “Michelines”). Over 5 million of these little cars were sold between 1949 and 1990. The one on display at L’Aventure Michelin is one of the very first ones made.

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