Applus IDIADA and ACASA (Royal Automobile Club of Catalonia - RACC) have formed a consortium. The European Commission assigned them to evaluate the current context regarding sound emissions of L3e, L5e, L6e and L7e category vehicles and to provide support to the impact assessment for a future proposal on new sound level limits. Specifically, concerning those vehicles under EURO 5 step of sound emissions in Regulation (EU) 168/2013, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2019/129.
This project aims to investigate the impact of noise generated by these L-category vehicles on global traffic noise pollution and examine scenarios to reduce impact.
Factors to be considered include
- technological matters for improving vehicle sound emission performance
- associated financial aspects (costs and benefits) when implementing these measures
- a reasonable timeframe for the new requirements and the development of related technical solutions.
To gather feedback from involved parties, the consortium has launched a questionnaire.
You have until 20 November 2020 to contribute.