The ever increasing mobility of people, goods and services has resulted in a growing amount of transport of all modes. This has an increasing impact on both resource levels and the environment and is now a major contributor to greenhouse gaseous emissions, which is contributing to global warming and climate change.
Ecovehicle is exploring one option for reducing this impact, namely to define and then stimulate the update of environmentally friendly road and rail vehicles.
It is promoting the concept of a vehicles environmental footprint, which relates to
- Static and dynamic loading of wheel or tyre on track or pavement
- Noise and vibration arising from this dynamic interaction
- Gaseous emissions associated with moving the vehicle both globally and locally
As a part of its activities, Ecovehicle is organising a series of workshops to explore the technical, economic and social issues in order to reduce such impacts in the quickest and most effective way.
The project welcomes new partners who can contribute to the projects goals and further information is available from Lily Poulikakos, the coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rayner Mayer, project manager (email@example.com).
Ecovehicle is an accredited European collaborative project within Eureka Research and Development framework.