Study on motor vehicle tyres - call for tenders

July 22, 2002

Brussels, 19 July 2002

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for a study on motor vehicle tyres and related aspects.

The objective of the study is to provide the European Commission with a technical analysis assessing the following factors:

- the role of tyres in accidents involving motor vehicles. Accident research data will be examined in order to analyse the scope and extent of inappropriate tyre choice and condition as factors in causing road traffic accidents;

- the presumed positive contribution made by tyres in terms of improvements in active safety performance of motor vehicles and motorcycles;

- the present and prospective state of technological development in relation to tyres and associated components and systems;

- assessment of the desirability of modification to the regulatory frameworks governing tyres and fitting of tyres.

On the basis of the results of the analysis, and highlighting the inter-connections between the above factors, the study will furnish a series of recommendations concerning the scope, extent and precise content of possible amendments to Directives 92/23/EEC as amended and 97/24/EC in order to reconcile the advantages of advancing technology with quintessential requirements of safety of the vehicles concerned and other road users.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Attn: Mr Per-Ove Engelbrecht
Office AN88: 2/53
rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200
B-1049 Brussels

Tel: +32-2-2922149
Fax +32-2-2969637

To see the full call text, please consult the following web address: ek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=108650-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 06.09.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 13.09.2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 139-108650 of 19.07.2002.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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