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Quieter surface transport

Objective

SILENCE aims at developing an integrated system of methodologies and technologies for an efficient control ofurban traffic noise. "Integrated system" means the combined consideration of city authorities, individual traffic (onroad) and mass transport (on rail and road) with a holistic treatment of all traffic noise facets: urban noisescenarios, individual noise sources (vehicles), traffic management, noise perception and annoyance.The SILENCE approach starts with three steps: the assessment of urban noise situations based on data fromEuropean cities, the definition of two urban noise scenarios as reference basis for the whole project, theidentification of the related noise abatement priorities and noise reduction potentials. On this basis, the RTDactivities are developed and integrated to an unique system of noise abatement technologies and tools andmethodologies for noise reduction and policies. Thereby, the essential categories of urban traffic vehicles areconsidered like cars, light duty trucks, buses, trams, metros, trains etc. One key element of this RTD approach isthe global modelling for the prediction of noise effects on urban scenarios. Based on models for individual trafficelements developed in previous EU projects the global model predictsthe overall noise emission of complex traffic situations and allows the prediction of noise immission by a sourcemodel coherent with the models used in HARMONOISE. This global model is used to apply the noise abatementtechnologies developed to the two reference noise scenarios, to predict their noise reduction effects and tovalidate the noise reduction potentials. Thus, the key results and deliverables of SILENCE are first a noise abatement technology platform for road andrail vehicles, urban transport infrastructure and traffic flow aspects, and second tools, methodologies and inputdata for decision support systems, urban action plans and future noise scenarios.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
Graz
Austria

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Participants (45)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (Torino)

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DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
Berlin

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FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FÜR ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSPHYSIOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Ardeystraße 67
Dortmund

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CONTINENTAL AG
Germany
Address
Jaedekamp 30
169 Hannover

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FORUM OF EUROPEAN NATIONAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH LABORATORIES
Belgium
Address
Blvd De La Woluwe 42
Brussels

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SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
France
Address
34 Rue Du Commandant Mouchotte
Paris

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POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
Address
Scotland House - Rond Point Schuman 6 Box 8
Brussels

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RENAULT S.A.S. REPRESENTED BY GIE REGIENOV
France
Address
13/15 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
Boulogne-billancourt

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VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring 2
1777 Wolfsburg

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VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Sweden
Address
Götaverksgatan 10, (M1.7)
Gothenburg

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DELTARAIL BV
Netherlands
Address
Concordiastraat 67
8125 Utrecht

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ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
Address
3 Avenue André Malraux
Levelloise-perret

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BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION (HOLDINGS) GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Saatwinkler Damm 43
Berlin

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BRUEL & KJAER SOUND & VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A/S
Denmark
Address
Skodsborgvej 307
Naerum

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DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Address
Jules Vandenbemptlaan 71
Heverlee

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton

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RIETER AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT AG
Switzerland
Address
Schlosstalstrasse 43
Winterthur

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STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VE
Norway
Address
Strindveien
Trondheim

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SOCIÉTÉ DES TRANSPORTS INTERCOMMUNAUX DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 15
Brussels

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin

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ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY (UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA)
Poland
Address
H. Wieniawskiego 1
Poznan

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ANSALDOBREDA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Argine, 425
Napoli

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UNIVERSITÁ POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE - MECHANICAL
Italy
Address
Piazza Roma, 22
Ancona

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
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Gothenburg

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GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUES DE LYON
France
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
Villeurbanne

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange, 3
Paris

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LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Oberdan

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M+P RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV
Netherlands
Address
Visserstraat 50
344 Aalsmeer

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REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
Address
54 Quai De La Rapee Lac B71
Paris

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TUEV NORD MOBILITAET GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Langemarckstr. 20
10 32 61 Essen

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TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa, 1
Roma

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CORUS UK LTD, TRADING AS CORUS RAIL
United Kingdom
Address
30 Millbank
London

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VIBRATEC
France
Address
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
Ecully

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallav 79
Stockholm

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ADMINISTRATION DE L'EQUIPEMENT ET DES DPLACEMENTS'
Belgium
Address
Aed-dts Rue Du Progrés, 80/1
Brussels

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COMUNE DI GENOVA, UNIT DI PROGETTO PIANO URBANO D
Italy
Address
Via Garibaldi, 9
Genova

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AUTOSTRADE PER L'ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Alberto Bergamini 50
Roma

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SKANSKA SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Frykdalsbacken
BOX 49 Farsta

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BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Colston House, Colston Street
Bistrol

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ALTRAN DISSENY DE SISTEMES I DESENVOLUPAMENT, S.A.
Spain
Address
Balmes, 114, 2n
Barcelona

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BRUSSELS INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Belgium
Address
Gulledelle, 100
Brussels

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DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
Address
Fitzwilliam House, 40 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2
Dublin

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CITY OF MUNICH - DEPARTMENT OF HELTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Germany
Address
Bayerstr. 28a
Munich

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BRUITPARIF - OBSERVATORY FOR NOISE IN THE ILE-DE-FRANCE REGION
France
Address
25 Rue Coquillière
Paris

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