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Towards Quieter Roads

Tires with low rolling resistance, combined with appropriate road surfacing, could reduce traffic noise as much as sound barriers do.

That’s the finding of a team of researchers at Gdansk Technical University in Poland. The conclusion is based on investigations of large amounts of data that look at combinations of road surfaces and tires.

One insight is that tires developed for electric vehicles make less noise. They might have the same noise-reduction benefits if fitted on conventional cars.