Tyre and Road Surface Optimisation for Skid resistance and Further Effects

TYROSAFE is a Coordination Action funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 217920. The TYROSAFE project began on 1st July 2008. The main objectives of the project were to raise awareness, to coordinate and prepare for European harmonisation and to optimise the assessment and management of essential tyre/road interaction parameters in order to increase safety and support greening of European road transport.

This Coordination Action focused not only on the road surface, but also on tyres and on the interaction between the road surface and tyres. Only an optimised interaction can lead to a high level of safety for drivers on the roads in European countries while ensuring the most positive greening effect, through reduction of CO2 output and noise emissions.

This project provided a synopsis of the current state of scientific understanding and its current application in national and European standards. It identified the needs for future research and propose a way forward in the context of the future objectives of European road administrations in order to optimise three key properties of European roads: skid resistance, rolling resistance and tyre/road noise emission.

Work continues

Since the end of the project in June 2010, TYROSAFE’s partners have continued to work independently on the issues covered by the project. ROSANNE, a follow-on project, is building on the research done by TYROSAFE and other related projects to speed up the preparation of European standards for measuring road surface characteristics. The three-year ROSANNE project began in November 2013. Manfred Haider, who was the coordinator of TYROSAFE, is also ROSANNE’s coordinator, reports strong interest in the results of the two projects worldwide, including in the US, South Africa and Australia. See more details on the European Commission's Horizon 2020 website.



Mr. Manfred Haider
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