ID 36_12 “PAPER SUBMITTED TO ICSV27”
27 Aug , 2021 - Papers
Paper submitted to ICSV27 Congress: “THE LIFE E-VIA PROJECT: NOISE CONTROL OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES THROUGH ASSESSMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF TYRE /ASPHALT INTERACTION”
Arnaldo Melloni, Gessica Pecchioni, Sergio Luzzi, Raffaella Bellomini, Chiara Bartalucci
Abstract: European Environment Agency (EEA) data shows that some 100 million EU citizens are affected by high noise levels, negatively impacting their health. Traffic noise alone is harmful to the health of 40 million EU citizens of which 8 million are regularly exposed to high traffic noise level at night. European policies to reduce environmental noise, and in particular road traffic noise, in densely populated cities are focused on the introduction of low-noise asphalts and a progressive increase in the use of electric vehicles. The LIFE E-VIA “Electric Vehicle noIse control by Assessment and optimization of tyre/road interaction” project, co-funded under the priority objective of the Life2018 Programme related to noise pollution, addresses the issue of road traffic noise. Specifically, it looks ahead to a future where electric and hybrid vehicles will be a major part of road traffic and combining low-noise asphalts with tyres specifically for electric vehicles. The LIFE E-VIA project, started in July 2019
with a foreseen duration of 42 months, will foster the application of Directive 2002/49/EC on the assessment and management of environmental noise and of Directive 996/2015/EC on establishing common noise assessment methods (CNOSSOS model), in the context of the promotion and use of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles. The project will seek to develop a solution to reduce the rolling noise of electric and hybrid vehicle tyres in urban areas, taking account of the current best
practices, also addressing the soundscape analysis and citizens involvement. In the present article, after an introduction on the future policies for the reduction of road traffic noise in Europe, the objectives of the LIFE E-VIA project and its methodology are described, demonstrating how the expected results are in line with European strategies. Finally, recent preliminary results achieved by some key actions of the project are mentioned.
Keywords: Rolling noise, electric vehicles, EU policies.