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a LOW environmental impact BRAke SYStem

LOWBRASYS

a LOW environmental impact BRAke SYStem

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

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 material formulations of the brake pads and discs 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.
  4. System integration of the novel pad, components and control systems in vehicles.
  5. 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.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Freni Brembo Spa

Address: 
VIA BREMBO 25
24035 CURNO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€1,807,313
Partner Organisations: 

Vysoka Skola Banska - Technicka Univerzita Ostrava

Address: 
17 LISTOPADU 15/2172
70 833 OSTRAVA PORUBA
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€241,250

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan

Address: 
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€797,500

Istituto Di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri

Address: 
VIA GIUSEPPE LA MASA 19
20156 MILANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€601,875

Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen Gmbh

Address: 
SUESTERFELDSTRASSE 200
52072 AACHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Ford Werke Gmbh

Address: 
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1
50725 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,087,403

Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

Address: 
Guerickestrasse
60488 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,042,125

Federal-Mogul Friction Products Gmbh

Address: 
OTTO HAHN STRASSE 26-28
65520 BAD CAMBERG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€450,822

Universita Degli Studi Di Trento

Address: 
Via Belenzani
38100 Trento
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€571,500

Flame Spray Hungary Femipari Szolgaltato Es Kereskedelmi Kft

Address: 
IPARI PARK UT 19
SZADA
2111
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€343,700

European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Address: 
-
1049 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€493,363
Technologies: 
Development phase: