TYROSAFE (2008 - 2010):Tyre and Road Surface Optimisation for Skid resistance and Further Effects (FP7, Transport Call 2007)

TYROSAFE was a Coordination Action funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (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 harmonization and to optimize the assessment and management of essential tire/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 tires and on the interaction between the road surface and tires. Only an optimized 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 proposes a way forward in the context of the future objectives of European road administrations in order to optimize three key properties of European roads: skid resistance, rolling resistance and tire/road noise emission.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2008-2013) under grant agreement No 217920. For more information see the project webpage: http://tyrosafe.fehrl.org/.