It is commonly agreed that we need to urgently turn or strengthen some environ- ment trends in our society to avoid a future climate disaster. Most obviously, this applies to CO2 emissions from road traffic, something which is strongly related to rolling resistance. One would look for methods to faster obtain a reduction in rolling resistance than the present methods provide. Consumer interest and selec- tions based on objective information may be such a method.
In this report, it is emphasized that similar advantages as for rolling resistance and fuel consumption apply to noise emission from road traffic.
This report has the following objectives:
- To examining the feasibility of a multi-criteria consumer / quality label for tyres, including tyre/road noise, rolling resistance (fuel efficiency) and safety aspects.
- To play an active role in the process of developing the concept and engaging key stakeholders.