The general goal of PBNv2 is to support in next generation pass-by noise approaches allowing for quiet and safe vehicles. The aim is to provide specific and timely education of young researchers in this inter-/multidisciplinary field. The following goals are set for green technology development:

  • Development of enhanced analysis techniques for improved pass-by noise evaluation.
  • Refinement of methods and technologies of automotive product development, in order to reduce the noise contribution of single vehicles faster than traffic is increasing.
  • Develop solutions in noise and vibration reduction conflicting with the need of lightweight electrification.
  • Define acoustic needs for safe electrified vehicles in urban traffic considering acoustic perception by pedestrians, especially visually-impaired and elderly people, who suffer from hearing losses.

It is known that the modality of doing research work can differ gender related. As woman researchers are still underrepresented in engineering sciences, a considerable amount of mental potential for solving engineering problems remains under-exploited. PBNv2 aims to profit from this hidden potential, too (see section 4.2.7).

Considering the above mentioned challenges, needs and insights, PBNv2 objectives are:

  • To bundle knowledge and research activities in the inter/multidisciplinary field of pass-by noise evaluation in order to achieve a decisive step forward in the development process of safe, quiet vehicles.
  • To stimulate interaction between industrial needs and academic research capacity in a joint training programme for early stage researchers.
  • To motivate young researchers through research combined with training measures not available at common education sites and universities and raising awareness already starting in middle school (KaSO).
  • To provide a balanced training program, considering the education stage of the researchers and their needs to efficiently progress in their scientific work, including transferrable skills.
  • To promote transfer of knowledge amongst the consortium participants and to disseminate the research output to the European community and publically engage it to the general population.
  • To facilitate the mobility of researchers according to their needs of education and research.
  • To specifically address woman researchers in order to make use of their potential and talent pool. A quote of 42% woman researchers is targeted in PBNv2 (6 out of 14 recruited ESRs).