vehicle noise News

  • German ideas would lead to louder cars

    The German government has launched an initiative on reducing noise from cars that would lead to dramatic noise increases. T&E is warning that the German proposals, presented to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, show that Germany’s car industry is looking to secure permission for certain high-performance cars to be twice as loud, and Porsche sports cars four times as loud as normal ...

  • New vehicle noise standards proposed

    After a twenty-year wait, the European Commission has today proposed new standards to cut noise levels from cars, vans, buses and lorries. Reacting to the proposal, Nina Renshaw, deputy director at Transport and Environment, said: “While this proposal is a welcome move in the right direction, it should have gone farther and faster. The vast majority of cars for sale already meet step 1 of ...

  • Europeans will have to wait decades for a good night’s sleep

    An agreement reached yesterday means quieter road vehicles won’t be introduced for another 15 years. Transport & Environment (T&E) believes the deal crafted last night by the Commission, European Parliament and Member States is disgraceful, prioritizing the wishes of the car industry over the health of EU citizens. It means decades of delay for a quieter, healthier Europe. Europeans ...

  • Vehicle noise deal protects industry rather than health of citizens

    The lives of millions of Europeans will be blighted by an increase in road traffic noise for years to come as a weakened vehicle noise deal was approved by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. The Committee voted to accept a deal agreed earlier this month by Member States, the Parliament and the Commission. The law now needs to be rubber-stamped by Member States and the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Measures to improve fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise, T&E report reveals

    After three postponements the Environment Committee of the European Parliament will finally vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. Contrary to industry concerns, a new report published today by Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe’s sustainable transport campaigners, ...

  • Health report adds to pressure for stricter noise standards

    A new World Health Organisation report says Europeans lose at least one million healthy life-years due to traffic noise every year. The findings are likely to put pressure on the EU to produce a meaningful revision of the vehicle noise directive that is due this summer. The report includes data that measure exposure to traffic noise and its impact on health in terms of heart disease, sleep ...

  • 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 ...

  • A 20-year wait for a disappointing revision of vehicle noise limits

    The Commission has published its long-awaited proposals on reducing noise from cars, vans, buses and lorries, but the vast majority of cars already meet the first stage of the stricter limits, and almost a quarter meet the second stage. T&E says the proposals should have gone ‘farther and faster’, and has called for a third stage in the timetable in order to create an incentive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Traffic noise health impacts second only to air pollution, new WHO report says

    In the EU and Norway, traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem affecting health after air pollution, says a report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) (1). This new health evidence highlights the urgency of adopting more stringent EU vehicle noise standards, according to health, environment and sustainable transport campaigners. The European Commission is ...

  • Ros Roca envirotec automated waste collection system conference at Wasman forum

    Felip Manyà, Engineer at the  Institute of Artificial Intelligence Research  of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), is presenting the pioneer Ros Roca envirotec automated waste collection system tomorrow at the WASMAN international forum. The WASMAN international forum, held in Nimes, France, on 1 March, aims to raise awareness about how the councils can manage their ...


    By Ros Roca Environment

  • 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

  • Choose better tyres to cut carbon for climate week

    With Climate Week nearly upon us, people around the UK are looking to cut their carbon. But how many people will consider the environmental impact of their tyres? Tyres play a big role in vehicle energy efficiency, noise and safety and there are now tyres on the market which can cut fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by as much as 10%. They can also reduce a vehicle's rolling ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • EPUK launch campaign for better tyres

    Drivers should save money on fuel and reduce the environmental impact of their road journeys by choosing better tyres, according to a new campaign from national charity Environmental Protection UK. The Campaign for Better Tyres, officially launched by Transport Minister Norman Baker in London today (29th March), is dedicated to encouraging drivers to choose energy efficient, low noise and safe ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Buying Noise Measurement Equipment, how to cut costs, not quality!

    At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offer a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Traffic noise health impacts second only to air pollution, new WHO report says

    Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem affecting our health in Europe, after air pollution, according to a report published today by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) hope the report will ensure policy makers take traffic noise seriously and act now to reduce it. According to the WHO study (1), 1.8% of heart attacks in high income European ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Introducing the Pulsar Noise Quantifier Range

    The Pulsar “Noise Quantifier” is the latest addition to the extensive portfolio of noise measuring equipment available from UK leading manufacturer Pulsar Instruments plc.  It is designed to provide health and safety professionals with a robust, compliant, easy to use noise meter to suit most applications and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Pulsar Model 14 – the small sound meter everyone wants!

    It's official! This small digital sound level meter sold by Pulsar Instruments plc is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of IEC 61672 standards to Class 2.  •             Simple and easy to use for basic ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

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