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a LOW environmental impact BRAke SYStem

Objective

Primary particulate matter (PM) consists of chemical components suspended in the atmosphere as aerosols, e.g. as a result of exhaust gaseous and friction processes (e.g. braking). Such particles may potentially contribute to smog events in urban areas and might be responsible of negative effects on the environment (e.g. acid rain acidification, toxic effects on plants and animals) and health (e.g. cancer, respiratory issues). The challenge is therefore to develop a new generation of transport technologies able to reduce the contribution of traffic related and total particulate matter, and, at the same time, to comply with future and stricter legislations on vehicles emissions and EU air quality.
The LOWBRASYS project aims at demonstrating a novel and low environmental impact brake system that will reduce micro and nanoparticles emissions by at least 50%. The measurement and understanding of micrometer-sized and ultrafine particles and their effects on health and the environment will be improved and whilst providing recommendations to policy makers. This goal will only be achievable by a systematic and structured approach focused by the LOWBRASYS Team on the following targets:
1. Novel materials formulations of the brakes pad and disc in order to reduce the total particle emissions and have a low-environmental impact.
2. Innovation of environmental friendly braking strategies (control systems) that reduce PM emissions.
3. Breakthrough technology for collection of particles near the PM source in order to further dramatically reduce PM emissions.
5. System integration of the novel pad, components and control systems in vehicles.
6. Improvement of the measurement techniques and understanding of the brake wear PM effects on health and the environment through state-of-the-art non-in-vivo techniques and related policy recommendations.

Recommendations to policy makers will also be provided by the Team given no current applicable legislation in Europe.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRENI BREMBO Spa
Address
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 807 312,50

Participants (9)

FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 087 403,10
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE FARMACOLOGICHE MARIO NEGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 601 875
Address
Via Mario Negri 2
20156 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 571 500
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 493 362,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FLAME SPRAY HUNGARY FEMIPARI SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 343 700
Address
Ipari Park Ut 19
2111 Szada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERAL-MOGUL FRICTION PRODUCTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 821,88
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 26-28
65520 Bad Camberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 241 250
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 797 500
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 042 125
Address
Guerickestrasse 7
60488 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)