Bosch pushes diesels in Challenge Bibendum

Robert Bosch Corp will collaborate with Michelin North America to add an educational diesel technology component to the fifth annual Challenge Bibendum, next month's competition for advanced technology vehicles. More than 70 vehicles are now expected to participate in the 2003 event over September 23-25 at Infineon Raceway (Sears Point) and nearby San Francisco, CA

Bosch pushes diesels in Challenge Bibendum

The Challenge Bibendum was established by Michelin as an objective way of bringing together and testing the best available technologies for environmentally positive vehicles. The annual event features vehicles from major manufacturers on three continents and compares different advanced technologies head-to-head. The event is open to all energy sources and is judged on acceleration, braking, handling, noise, emissions and energy efficiency.

"Bosch is a great addition to the 2003 Challenge Bibendum," said Jim Micali, the chairman and president of Michelin North America. "Michelin and Bosch have worked together on a variety of innovative projects and we appreciate the range of expertise and technology that the Bosch team will bring to this year's competition."

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