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Low particle Emissions and lOw Noise Tyres

Objective

As car and truck engines have become quieter and cleaner over the past decades, particulate and noise emissions from road-tyre interaction have become the dominant source of traffic-generated particulate emission and traffic noise. Both particulates (airborne or as microplastics) and noise are suspected to contribute to negative health outcomes for those living near busy roads.
Currently, non-exhaust particulate emissions are not regulated. Tyre noise is subject to labelling for passenger vehicles, but not yet for trucks. Legislation is in preparation but will require a solid body of evidence of the mechanisms of generation, dispersion and potential health effects of both particulate and noise emissions, in order to introduce measures that are effective and widely accepted.
LEON-T will contribute to this body of evidence by investigating both particulate and noise emissions from tyres, and in doing so define and propose practical standardised methods for both lab and road testing—of tyre abrasion rate (mostly larger particles) and airborne particulate emissions. We will also further investigate and model the dispersion and environmental fate of these particulate emissions, as they form a sizeable fraction of microplastics found in the environment.
The potential effects of tyre noise on cardiovascular health will be investigated using waking tests and sleep studies. Here we will consider not just average sound pressure level, but also sound qualities such as tonality and timbre—as these can be influenced by tyre and road surface design.
The insights gained in these investigations will be used to optimise the design, prototyping and demonstration of a novel airless tyre, which we expect will combine reduced noise, wear and emissions with high safety, reliability and comfort.
LEON-T will make policy recommendations to mitigate against potential health hazards caused by tyre particulate and noise emissions.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2020-TwoStages
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Coordinator

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 529 625

Participants (11)

AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 375
Address
Auto-union-str. 1
85057 Ingolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORD-WERKE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 464 375
Address
Henry Ford Strasse 1
50735 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 725
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 477 375
Address
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58195 Linkoeping
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 421 807,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 392 007,50
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 351 191,25
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 223 965
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROTURBINE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 515 000
Address
Dunderbacksvagen 14
612 46 Finspang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHANDONG LINGLONG TIRE CO LTD
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
777 Jinlong Road
265406 Zhaoyuan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)