vehicle noise News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Transport noise: the health impacts of noise pollution

    Whilst living in cities, near airports or road and rail links, might prove useful for the commute, the noise levels can sometimes be too much to bear. A growing body of research reveals, transport noise can cause sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease, elevated hormone levels, psychological problems and even premature death; studies on children have identified cognitive impairment, worsened ...

  • Measuring Noise Outdoors

    If you are looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle and outdoor noise monitoring, we recommend that you take a look at the Pulsar Quantifier range. Pulsar Instruments is not new to this type of application. Its staff ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Accelerated vehicle vibration measurements

    To make triaxial measurements easier for automotive and industrial engineers, Brüel & Kjær has created a new charge accelerometer, which enables fast and reliable high temperature tests - Type 4527‐C. The 4527‐C only needs one cable to link up with the three output channels on a data analyzer system, reducing set up time during tests. With an operational temperature up ...

  • 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, ...

  • Turn down the noise — softening the impact of excess transport noise

    As a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the transport sector figures high on the international climate change agenda. But for many living in cities, under flight paths or near major road and rail links, it's another of transport's by-products that causes most immediate harm: noise. Clearly, transport noise's long-term impacts fall a long way short of the apocalyptic projections for unabated ...

  • Report on environmental noise directive published

    Commenting on new reports benchmarking progress on noise management in Europe, Environmental Protection UK is calling for the impacts of noise to be properly taken into account in all planning and transport decisions. The reports, which were commissioned by the EU, provide an examination of implementation to date of the Environmental Noise Directive and recommend the most cost effective measures ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • More traffic in Montevideo, but no more noise

    Despite increasing numbers of motor vehicles, a study with a Brüel & Kjær sound level meter has proven noise levels in the bustling Uruguayan capital city Montevideo have remained relatively stable. The study - carried out by the capital's Administration - used a Bruel & Kjaer Sound Level Meter Type 2250 to measure from 63 different points around the city. The test ...

  • Estimating exposure to excessive noise in cities

    The 2002 Environmental Noise Directive seeks to provide a uniform basis for measuring and addressing noise pollution, one of the most important urban environmental issues for the EU. New research has assessed city-dwellers' exposure to noise and proposes traffic management strategies to reduce harmful levels. Clear evidence is growing for wide-ranging negative health effects of noise pollution, ...

  • 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

  • Improving the safety and environmental performance of vehicles

    The European Commission proposes that all new cars from 2012 will have Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems, to drastically improve vehicle safety. Furthermore lorries and other heavy vehicles should be fitted with Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Systems as of 2013. Last year the Commission already proposed the obligatory fitting of passenger cars ...

  • Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles to 2022

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles to 2022" to its huge collection of research reports. The market for electric industrial vehicles is already large because, by law, forklifts have to be electric when used indoors. Little growth remains in this market ...


  • Bruel & Kjaer introduces Virtual Vehicle Simulators

    Virtual, in-car testing which allows automotive designers to experience first-hand the noise and vibration environment within vehicles – before they’ve even been created - has arrived with the launch of Bruel & Kjaer’s NVH Vehicle Simulator systems. As a new component of the Bruel & Kjaer sound & vibration data acquisition and analysis platform - PULSE 11.2 - the NVH Vehicle Simulator consists ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Parallel Measurement of Air-borne and Structure-borne Noise

    With quality control or long-term monitoring of devices, machines, vehicles, etc. often several vibration and acoustic measurements are required in parallel. The FX100 Audio Analyzer is the ideal platform to quickly and easily set up such measurement systems. The FX100 Audio Analyzer is a modular system equipped with up to four parallel analysis channels. Microphones or vibration sensors ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Noise measurement in the refuse and recycling sector – the shattering reality!

    The ability for a local authority to provide an efficient and effective refuse and recycling service is pivotal for both residents and the upkeep of the surrounding environment.  However with the increased noise levels that new recycling initiatives generate it is imperative that the welfare of operatives working in this sector is looked after rigorously.  David Wilford of No Going Back ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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