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L-vehicles Emissions and Noise mitigation Solutions

Objective

LENS is a project aiming at assisting enforcement authorities, cities and regulators to decrease the contribution of L-category vehicles (LVs: mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadri-mobiles) to noise and air-pollution. This is achieved by developing and promoting interventions and best practices that can address the noise and pollutant emissions of current fleet vehicles and by making suggestions for regulations to improve the performance of future vehicles. Interventions for the current fleet range from vehicle measures (speed limiters, digital sealing) to infrastructure (traffic calming and restrictions), tampering detection and anti-tampering enforcement and smart apps that guide riders to adopt more environmentally and less noisy riding slides. Suggestions for regulations include the control of emissions under real driving conditions and the regulatory enforcement of anti-tampering measures. The expected impact of these measures will be demonstrated by simulations in three actual case studies in locations which are negatively impacted by the operation of LVs. An extensive test programme of noise and pollutant emissions on more than 150 LVs is proposed - including on-board, on-track and in-lab tests – to collect the necessary performance data. Portable sensor-based and mini-analyser measurement systems are being developed in the project to characterise gaseous and particulate pollutants, including nanoparticles down to 2.5 nm under actual operation conditions. A new technique based on the remote detection of gaseous emissions, nanoparticles and sound levels of singular vehicles on the road is being proposed with the aim to detect worst noise and emission LVs, including tampered ones. The technique will be deployed in 3 real-world campaigns with the intention to sample more than 3,000 LVs on the road. A smart app will be enhanced with project findings to assist riders adopt a more city-friendly riding style in terms of noise and emissions.

Coordinator

ANONIMI ETAIRIA PERIVALLONTIKON KAIENERGIAKON MELETON KAI ANAPTIXIS LOGISMIKOU
Net EU contribution
€ 664 211,00
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21
55104 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1,50

Participants (14)

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 596 075,00
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 647 000,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 305 125,00
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 370 832,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 179 750,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 388 918,00
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
165 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 307 032,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
Net EU contribution
€ 326 148,00
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
KTM FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 147 500,00
Address
Stallhofner Strasse 3
5230 Mattighofen

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Innviertel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 138 125,00
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PIAGGIO & C S.P.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 139 375,00
Address
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 25
56025 Pontedera

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DUCATI MOTOR HOLDING SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 135 900,00
Address
Via Cavalieri Ducati 3
40132 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HORIBA EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 409 607,00
Address
Hans-mess-strasse 6
61440 Oberursel Taunus

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Region
Darmstadt Hochtaunuskreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 239 500,00
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00