Objective: the aim is to generate sub-projects developing high technology products, processes, systems or services contributing to solving some of europe's major environmental problems.
Design, manufacture and evaluation of suspension components for vehicles to evaluate the advantages of using fibre- reinforced plastics to reduce mass, integrate parts, increase durability and reduce damage to road surfaces
Will support further development of abatement strategies within europe by providing an improved scientific basis for the quantification of source-receptor relationships for photo-oxidants and acidifying substances.
The aim is to further develop the use of fibre-reinforced plastics in rail suspensions and demonstrate the advantages of advanced suspensions using such materials.
Demonstrate a novel form of hybrid electric drive line which combines the virtues of the bus and tram without the need for track or overhead lines and show how this introduces a modal shift away from the passenger car.