Michelin, at the heart of efficient mobility
Michelin has been providing assistance to travelers for over a century with restaurant and travel guides, maps, and road signs. Based on this solid reputation as a mobility expert, Michelin has branched out into services for connected vehicles designed to facilitate navigation and travel conditions for its users.
Connected vehicles, already a reality
Today’s smart cars include tools – cameras, radars and GPS systems – which not only talk to each other but also exchange data with other vehicles, smartphones, tablets, PCs, road infrastructure, professional road services, tourist amenities, etc.
This on-board equipment integrates analytical tools which provide assistance and driving guidance.
This revolution has brought people together with very different perspectives – car makers, service publishers, automotive suppliers, telecommunications operators plus some major digital players.
An essential driver’s helpmate
Connected cars contribute to improving safety and performance:
- Enhanced safety thanks in particular to real-time hazard warning information
- Fuel savings and reduced carbon footprint thanks to advice on economical driving behavior and the best route to follow
- Easier maintenance thanks to sensors which automatically send alerts concerning any problems detected – such as low tire pressure – to the repair center.
Michelin contributes to sustainable mobility
Michelin has been using mobile technology and connectivity to simplify travel since the early 2000s.
Michelin Travel Partner, which groups MICHELIN’s Maps and Guides and its ViaMichelin service, provides car manufacturers with access to its traffic information system, the MICHELIN Guide and Green Guide via the on-board navigation systems. This enables drivers to optimize their journey time and find recommended restaurants, hotels and places of interest on the way.