The aim of this research programme is to reduce noise exposure and noise nuisance for people living near national roads, and to identify methods that could improve the way noise is perceived by these people.
This research programme will examine the following three subthemes:
1. Quieter Tyres, Tyre labelling system and Pavements
2. Optimization and securing the performance of noise barriers
3. Psycho-Acoustics: Improved understanding of people’s subjective reactions to road noise.
Following an open Call between 14 December 2018, and 29 March 2019, the Programme Executive Board subsequently selected three successful projects.
Project Partners: Grolimund + Partner AG – environmental engineering (Switzerland), VTI – Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (Sweden), Belgian Road Research Centre (BRRC) (Belgium), SINTEF – Applied research, technology and innovation (Norway), Nokian Renkaat Oyj (Finland).
Project Partners: Acoustic Technologies (A-Tech) (Belgium), Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) (Austria), Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) (Germany), University of Bologna, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN) (Italy), European Union Road federation (ERF) (Belgium).
SOPRANOISE’s website can be found here.
Project Partners: FORCE Technology (Denmark), LÄRMKONTOR GmbH (Germany), SINTEF (Norway).