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EM safety and Hazards Mitigation by proper EV design

Objective

The project aims at increasing the public confidence in the safety regarding electromagnetic
fields (EMF) in the fully electric vehicles (FEV).
Public expectations to move towards the electrification of road transport are driven by a multitude
of factors and concerns including: climate change, primary energy dependence and public health
as well as cost and scarcity of raw materials. Road transport remains the main source of many
local noxious emissions including benzene, 1,3-butadiene, carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen
oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). Within urban areas, the noxious emissions due to road
transport are particularly high. There is a growing body of evidence linking vehicle pollutants to
severe health effects such as respiratory and cardio-pulmonary diseases and lung cancer. In
general according to the World Health Organization the emissions from car exhausts are
responsible for more deaths than road accidents.
On the other hand, there is widespread public concern regarding the possible adverse effects of
electromagnetic fields (EMF). Thus, there is a need to avoid the spread of panic or unjustified
fears that would delay the enormous and crucial economic and environmental benefits that the
FEV can provide when deployed on a large scale.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 361 225
Administrative Contact
Andreas Vogl (Mr.)

Participants (10)

PRYSMIAN
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 260
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Giarola (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 950
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 936
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Werner John (Dr.)
MIRA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 566
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alastair Ruddle (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI RICERCA IN MEDICINA SPERIMENTALE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 324,85
Address
Via Valeggio 41
10129 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ponzetto (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 202 248
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
ISTITUTO P.M. SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 178 804
Address
Via Giuseppe Grassi 4
10138 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Zvezdin (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 220
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Meinhard Schilling (Dr.)
TAMAG IBERICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 520
Address
Barrio Gurutze 5 2B
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arcady Zhukov (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 776,15
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosamaria Pilato (Ms.)