NEWCASTLE, U.K. – A research project to reduce vehicle din, including tire sounds, is the latest study to result from a new European law on environmental noise. The framework directive on noise pollution, passed in May 2002, demands that the European Commission draw up proposals within four years that will "reduce noise emitted by major sources, including road vehicles." The follow-up legislation inevitably will set a number of challenges for auto makers, many of which will be ...

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