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Low particle Emissions and lOw Noise Tyres

LEON-T

Low particle Emissions and lOw Noise Tyres

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.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
LC-MG-1-14-2020 Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise
Lead Organisation: 

Idiada Automotive Technology Sa

Address: 
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€529,625
Partner Organisations: 

Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Address: 
ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€421,808

Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees De Lyon

Address: 
20 AVENUE ALBERT EINSTEIN
69621 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€223,965

Ford Werke Gmbh

Address: 
HENRY FORD STRASSE 1
50725 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€464,375

Euroturbine Ab

Address: 
DUNDERBACKSVAGEN 14
612 46 FINSPANG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€515,000

Statens Vag- Och Transportforskningsinstitut

Address: 
OLAUS MAGNUS VAG 35
58195 LINKOEPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€477,375

Audi Aktiengesellschaft

Address: 
-
85045 Ingolstadt
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€399,375

Rijksinstituut Voor Volksgezondheid En Milieu

Address: 
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA BILTHOVEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€392,008

Shandong Linglong Tire Co Ltd

Address: 
777 JINLONG ROAD
ZHAOYUAN
265406
China
EU Contribution: 
€0

Bax Innovation Consulting Sl

Address: 
CALLE CASP 116-118, 5
08013 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€62,500

Goeteborgs Universitet

Address: 
Vasaparken
40530 Goeteborg
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€351,191

European Commission - Joint Research Centre (Brussels)

Address: 
Rue de la Loi 200
1049 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€162,725
Technologies: 
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