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Tyre noise exemption for SUVs as research shows traffic noise causing more deaths than car accidents

The European Commission is set to propose new noise and energy efficiency standards for tyres with a blanket exemption for Europe's noisiest and most gas gazzling sports-utility vehicles (SUVs), according to draft rules seen by T&E.

The technology is available - we now need legislation to ensure it reaches the buyer

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Editorial by Dudley Curtis, T&E Communications Officer

My cycle route to work is, sadly, not the most scenic. It takes me though a fading industrial estate and the rather uninspiring area around the Gare du Midi railway station in Brussels. But recently some interesting sights have started to appear along the way.

VW to clean Porsche?

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Observers of progress on car emissions reductions are watching carefully to see if Porsche’s acquisition of a majority stake in Volkswagen could lead to Porsche claiming ‘its’ vehicles are leaner without the company doing anything.

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