Project Co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020

The LOWBRASYS project mission

The LOWBRASYS project aims at demonstrating a novel and low environmental impact brake system that will reduce micro and nanoparticles emissions by at least 50%. The measurement and understanding of micrometer-sized and ultrafine particles and their effects on health and the environment will be improved and whilst providing recommendations to policy makers.

This goal will only be achievable by a systematic and structured approach focused by the LOWBRASYS team on the following targets:

  1. Novel materials formulations of the brakes pad and disc in order to reduce the total particle emissions and have a low-environmental impact.
  2. Innovation of environmental friendly braking strategies (control systems) that reduce PM emissions.
  3. Breakthrough technology for collection of particles near the PM source in order to further dramatically reduce PM emissions.
  4. System integration of the novel pad, components and control systems in vehicles.
  5. Improvement of the measurement techniques and understanding of the brake wear PM effects on health and the environment through state-of-the-art non-in-vivo techniques and related policy recommendations.