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TRIMIS

Low particle Emissions and lOw Noise Tyres

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 112 446
EU Contribution
€3 999 946
Project Acronym
LEON-T
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-MG-2020-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

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.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
LC-MG-1-14-2020 Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Idiada Automotive Technology Sa
Address
L Albornar, 43710 Santa Oliva, Spain
EU Contribution
€529 625
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
Address
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1, 2595 DA DEN HAAG, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€421 808
Organisation
Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees De Lyon
Address
20 AVENUE ALBERT EINSTEIN, 69621 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€223 965
Organisation
Ford Werke Gmbh
Address
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1, 50725 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€464 375
Organisation
Euroturbine Ab
Address
DUNDERBACKSVAGEN 14, 612 46 FINSPANG, Sweden
EU Contribution
€515 000
Organisation
Statens Vag- Och Transportforskningsinstitut
Address
OLAUS MAGNUS VAG 35, 58195 LINKOEPING, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€477 375
Organisation
Audi Aktiengesellschaft
Address
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
EU Contribution
€399 375
Organisation
Rijksinstituut Voor Volksgezondheid En Milieu
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3721 MA BILTHOVEN, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€392 008
Organisation
Shandong Linglong Tire Co Ltd
Address
777 JINLONG ROAD, ZHAOYUAN, 265406, China
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Bax Innovation Consulting Sl
Address
CALLE CASP 116-118, 5, 08013 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€62 500
Organisation
Goeteborgs Universitet
Address
Vasaparken, 40530 Goeteborg, Sweden
EU Contribution
€351 191
Organisation
European Commission - Joint Research Centre (Brussels)
Address
Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€162 725

Technologies

Technology Theme
Noise testing, modelling and reduction
Technology
Noise Reduction Devices for road and rail noise
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Road vehicle propulsion
Technology
Innovative nano-structure tyre compounds
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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