CORDIS
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CORDIS

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Coordinating Noise Transportation Research and engineering solutions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31331

  • Start date

    1 November 2006

  • End date

    30 April 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 599 280

  • EU contribution

    € 599 280

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

Objective

Within the next few decades the European vehicle industry will face a formidable task with respect
to noise pollution in urban areas. In the past the noise and vibration research effort in vehicles have been
considerable. Despite this no real breakthrough regarding new solutions of noise reduction can be claimed.
Sustainable development in vehicle engineering, i.e. to save natural resources with respect to material and
energy, requires lightweight, low drag design, etc. However, a strict lightweight design contradicts requirements
such as low noise, safety and functionality. The main reasons for such poor results are in fragmentation of
European research and the lack of lasting cooperation between universities and industries. This negative
trend must be broken. The overall aim of CANTOR is to engage experts from vehicle manufacturing industry
chain from system to component level, government agencies and renowned research groups, jointly focussing on
improved performance; with a reduced impact on the environment, enabling a balanced system cost and
maintaining comfort in road, rail and waterborne vehicles. The means to achieve the goals are the accumulation
and technology transfer of existing knowledge and information on new prediction tools, measurement techniques,
research plans, material data as well as new educational programmes applied to vehicle acoustics. The aim is
also the formulation of new joint research programmes between industry and universities. The mobility of
personnel within the Consortium would automatically be stimulated by the partnership enabling inter-research
institute fast track exchange and highly-relevant cross fertilization effects. The results will be disseminated
at seminars, meetings and workshops. The project, which has a research and educational base, will be
complementary to such ongoing EU projects as EURNEX, CALM, SILENCE, Q-CITY and INMAR.

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI FERRARA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31331

  • Start date

    1 November 2006

  • End date

    30 April 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 599 280

  • EU contribution

    € 599 280

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden