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ETI seeks partners for smart tyre pressure optimisation system for heavy duty land vehicles that could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 8%

Energy Technologies Institute

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ETI issues Request for Proposals seeking partners for Rolling Resistance Optimisation System project in its transport programme

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to deliver a project to design, develop and  demonstrate an innovative system that can optimise the tyre operating pressure for heavy duty vehicles for a range of surface and loading conditions.

If successful, it could produce a CO2  saving of up to 8% across the UK HDV land fleet by 2020.

The project will encompass all heavy duty land vehicles that use pneumatic tyres.

David Butler, ETI Transport Project Manager said:

“Heavy duty vehicles (HDV) such as shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction equipment and agricultural equipment currently contribute 8% to the UK’s CO2 emissions.

“Apart from bio-fuels, there are limited opportunities for replacing fossil fuels so making them as efficient as possible is crucial if we are to reduce their emissions and fuel efficiency will be increasingly important to the future affordability, security and sustainability of HDV operations in the UK.”

The aim is for the project to develop a commercially viable tyre pressure optimisation system that can be deployed on a range of land based heavy duty vehicles, such as heavy goods vehicles, buses/coaches, agricultural tractors, articulated off-road trucks and wheel loaders.

The request for proposals will close on 22 May 2015. The deadline for notification of intention to submit a proposal is 15 May 2015.

The request for proposals can be viewed at