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Acoustically Green Road Vehicles and City Areas

Objective

The CITYHUSH project will support city administrations in the production and implementation of noise action plans according to the directive EC 2002/49.
The identified hot spots and noise acting plans made with the existing technology suffer from major shortcomings:
1. poor correlation between hot spots with annoyance and complaints;
2. most measures lead to increased emissions;
3. only indoor noise comfort is addressed.
Step change solutions are proposed to reduce noise in the city environment. The project deals with developing suitable problem identification and evaluation tools and with designing and developing solutions for hot spots, which show high correlation with annoyance and complaints.
Following innovative solutions and tools will be developed:
1. Concept of Q zones (zones in inner where only quiet low emission vehicles are tolerated).
2. Concept of parks embedded in Q zones.
3. Improved noise score rating models for indoors by integrating low frequency noise and the occurrence of high noise single events.
4. Noise score rating models for the outdoors.
5. Objective and psychoacoustic evaluation tool for low noise low emission vehicles.
6. Mathematical synthesis tool for noise from low noise low emission vehicles.
7. General performance noise specifications for low noise low emission vehicles.
8. Novel concepts for low noise roads based upon dense elastic road surfaces.
9. Novel concepts for low noise roads based upon grinding of asphalt top layers.
10. Novel concepts for tyres for low noise vehicles, including heavy vehicles.
11. Criteria for use of low noise motorcycles.
12. Active and passive noise attenuation measures within the tyre hood.
13. Solutions for high low frequency absorption at facades of buildings.
14. Solutions for high low frequency isolation in the propagation pad.
All the above solutions and tools will be designed, prototyped and validated. They will result in obtaining the anticipated noise impacts.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TYRENS AB
Address
Peter Myndes Backe 16
118 86 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 447 920
Administrative Contact
Peter Malm (Mr.)

Participants (15)

ACCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 461 260
Address
Gewerbering 5
86926 Greifenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Petz
ALFA PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 380 110
Address
Troonstraat 98
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vanhonacker (Dr.)
GOODYEAR SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 314 310
Address
Avenue Gordon Smith
7750 Colmar Berg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Leyssens (Dr.)
HEAD ACOUSTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 760
Address
Ebertstrasse 30A
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Scholz (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 040
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catharina Lenneryd (Prof.)
NCC Roads AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 48 310
Address
Vallgatan 3
17080 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Säll (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS STAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 58 200
Address
Stadshuset/redovisningsenheten
105 35 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Enarsson (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 950
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Janssen (Dr.)
GOTEBORGS KOMMUN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 35 280
Address
Postgatan 4
411 13 Goteborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
åke Sandin (Mr.)
TT & E Traffic Transportation and Environment Consultants
Greece
EU contribution
€ 195 360
Address
Marathonos Avenue 46
15351 Pallini Attikis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregory Vasilikos (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 110 640
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 490
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Barrera (Ms.)
DYNAMICS,STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 329 820
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Van Leuven (Mr.)
AKRON NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 101 400
Address
Mechelsevest 18/301
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Desanghere (Mr.)
ACOUSTIC CONTROL ACL AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Tumstocksvagen 1
187 66 Taby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Orvar Lindback (Mr.)