Michelin was founded in 1889 by the Michelin brothers. In 1895, the brothers built the first car to be driven on pneumatic tires. In 1946, Michelin patents the radial tire casing. More recently in 2005 the airbus A380, the super jumbo jet seating over 500 passengers, uses Michelin tires. Michelin tires have won races such as the Le Mans, enduro races and rally races. Michelin truly is the pioneer of the modern tire and continually strives to be at the forefront of tire technology.