PARIS – The European Commission is launching a research project that could lead to European Union regulations tightening noise levels on tires rolling on road surfaces. The €180,000 ($219,000) study will examine the interaction between different road surfaces and tires and conclude whether a rule reducing the friction between the two by smoothing tire traction might risk road safety. Calling for tenders from road transport researchers, the Commission says the study will “investigate ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"European Commission Studies Tire Noise Reform" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.