Professional Transport Services

Brake and Tyre, emissions wear study

9 Jun 2023

DfT started a research project in February 2021 aimed at developing novel technologies to:

  • measure brake and tyre wear emissions from road vehicles in real driving conditions – phase 1
  • address the knowledge gaps in how these emissions are generated – phase 2

This study is a first of its kind for the novelty of the on-road measurement approach, which is more representative of real-world emissions compared with laboratory-based methods.

Overall, this study will provide evidence and build our confidence in understanding these emissions better, and how to control them through policy and legislation.

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