Traffic Monitoring News

  • New all-in-one electrochemical cell tunnel sensors

    CODEL are pleased to announce two new tunnel cost effective sensors to the already exceptional range of road and rail tunnel monitors on offer. The TunnelTech 500 and 700 are have been designed from the ground up using our already vast experience and knowledge of tunnel monitoring and applying it with the very latest in sensing technology, electrochemical cells. Both new models include high ...


    By Codel International Ltd

  • Summer 2016 editions of CERC model newsletters now available

    Catch up on model news including the latest modelling tips and helpdesk notes in the Summer 2016 editions of ADMS 5 News and ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads News which are now ...

  • Health of vulnerable people exposed to noise is under-researched

    Vulnerable groups of people, including those with long-term illnesses, those sensitive to noise or tinnitus (ringing of the ears), people with mental health problems and unborn and newly born babies, are often more susceptible to physical and emotional stresses. As a result, vulnerable groups of people may be more at risk from exposure to environmental noise than healthy adults. However, there is ...

  • Preserving quiet areas improves health

    Living in a quiet area has a positive impact on health. A study compared quality of life for people living in quiet and noisy locations and found that those who lived in quiet locations—particularly in rural areas—had a better quality of life. The EU’s Noise Directive1 exists to protect people from the adverse impacts of noise and preserve the health benefits of quiet spaces. ...

  • Children are more hyperactive if they live near busy roads

    Children living close to busy roads may have an increased risk of hyperactivity. They may also have more emotional problems, especially if they are exposed to higher levels of noise during the night, according to research carried out on children’s health in Germany. Research on the negative health effects of noise on children has mainly focused on aircraft noise at school, but less is known ...

  • A quarter of Europe’s population exposed to harmful traffic noise

    ‘Noise in Europe 2014’, published today by the EEA, analyses exposure to noise levels and resulting environmental health problems. The effects of noise are particularly widespread. For the one in four Europeans exposed to noise levels above the ...

  • Traffic noise pollution mapped with new mobile phone app

    A new mobile phone application which can help monitor traffic-noise exposure is presented in a recent study. The app, ‘2Loud?’, can measure indoor night-time noise exposure and, given large-scale community participation, could provide valuable data to aid urban planning, the researchers say. In an Australian pilot study, nearly half of participants who used the app found that they ...

  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • Road traffic noise increases risk of diabetes

    Increasing noise levels are a global environmental concern, and have been linked to important health issues, such as heart disease and cognitive development. New Danish research has now shown that it is also associated with an increased risk of diabetes. It has been estimated that approximately a third of the population of the EU is exposed to traffic noise in the home that exceeds World ...

  • European Parliament vote for quieter vehicles a sound investment

    After three postponements (1), the Environment Committee of the European Parliament has voted for tighter future noise limits for vehicles. The standards of future noise limit values was accepted in a tight vote defeating an alternative proposal that would have allowed much louder sports cars, buses and trucks onto the road. Reducing noise from vehicles is a public health imperative, with nearly ...

  • What makes railway noise annoying? Research investigates

    A new study into the impact of railway noise has revealed that it is not just the level of noise that contributes to annoyance for local residents, but also the number of trains and the vibrations they cause. As railway transport is likely to increase in coming years, plans are needed to reduce these effects. A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that one in ...

  • Say hello to the new Tunnel Sensors website

    Tunnel Sensors Ltd have today launched their new website; www.tunnelsensors.com. The new site design provides online visitors with dramatic improvements in navigation, appearance and accessibility. The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on Tunnel Sensors range of  tunnel atoshpere monitoring systems, is part of the organisation’s ...


    By Tunnel Sensors Limited

  • Berlin park wins award for its soundscape design

    A city park in Berlin has won the European Soundscape Award for its innovative design which cuts traffic noise and creates a more attractive acoustic environment. The prize, presented at a ceremony in London by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), is intended to raise awareness of the health impacts of noise and recognise initiatives that help create more ...

  • EU draft law to cut traffic noise written by Porsche

    The Environment Committee of the European Parliament will vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. The compromise proposal put forward by the lead MEP has been drafted by sports car manufacturer Porsche. The vote, scheduled for 19 September, will set noise limits from cars, vans, trucks and buses. A so called “compromise amendment”, normally designed to balance the divided views ...

  • Noise action week 21 - 26 may - counting the cost of noise

    Wheter it be loud music, church bells or children's playgrounds - disputes about noise in neighbourhoods continue to hit headlines.The impact noise has on us affects health - exposure to noise is one fo the Department of Health's Public Health Outcomes Indicators - and imposes a huge cost on society. The cost of road traffic noise alone is estimated to be £7 - 10 billion every year, and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Smart Eye Traffic Cameras go online with Envirologger

    The smart eye traffic monitoring system is now compatible with the Envirologger products. The camera is able to count, classify and determine the speed of road traffic in up to four lanes of counter flowing traffic without the need for induction loops which cause road surface damage and disruption. The camera now connects to the logger and data is ‘pushed’ back via an Envirologger ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Smart eye traffic cameras go online with Envirologger

    The smart eye traffic monitoring system is now compatible with the Envirologger products. The camera is able to count, classify and determine the speed of road traffic in up to four lanes of counter flowing traffic without the need for induction loops which cause road surface damage and disruption. The camera now connects to the logger and data is ‘pushed’ back via an Envirologger ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Cutting noise with quiet asphalt and traffic lane management

    Noise pollution affects many Europeans, and for some, it is not only a nuisance - it can also trigger serious disease. Tuesday evening, at a prestigious ceremony in London, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) presented the European Soundscape Award for the first time to raise awareness and recognise initiatives that help reduce noise levels. The winner was ...

  • Commission finally tackles problem of traffic noise

    Traffic noise has suddenly moved up the EU agenda, with the Commission promising to cut noise from cars, vans, buses and lorries within five years. A proposal due later this year is expected to seek to reduce car noise by four decibels and lorry noise by three. The issue of noise has lagged behind EU efforts to cut air pollutant emissions, but a recent study suggesting that the benefits of ...

  • EU announces plan to make cars and lorries quieter

    The European Commission has announced plans to tighten noise limits for cars, lorries and buses with a proposal expected within weeks and by September at the latest. Environmental and health organisations have welcomed the Commission’s announcement but called for standards that go much further towards World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for avoiding dangerous impacts on health ...

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