Market Surveillance Project TYRES 2015 (MSTyr15)

Market Surveillance Project Tyres 2015  (MSTyr15) is the formal title of this H2020 grant funded project, which covers the regulations relating to tyres and their labelling.

Launched in April 2016, MSTyr15 is focusing on a single main product - passenger car tyres. The project’s programme will run until early 2018, during which time 1000s of inspections of tyres will be organized as well as tests for energy efficiency (rolling resistance) and  for safety (wet grip).
14 market surveillance authorities from the EU and Turkey are taking part in the project under the coordination of
 PROSAFE.

 

Objectives

The main objective of this proposal is to help deliver the intended economic and environment benefits of the labelling of class C1 (passenger car) tyres with respect to improving fuel efficiency and other essential parameters by increasing the rates of compliance with the regulatory requirements.
This will be achieved by improving the effectiveness of the market surveillance authorities through skill-building training and the provision and adoption of good practice guidelines. 
More effective market surveillance leads to higher levels of compliance that ensure the delivery of higher levels of fuel efficiency. The improvements in market surveillance intended to be delivered by this project are expected to deliver annual energy savings equivalent to 105 GWh.

About MSTyr15

The MSTyr15 project is a pan-EU coordinated programme of market surveillance activities targeting a specific product area: passenger car tyres. Tyres are a major product sector on the EU market with annual sales exceeding 250 million, with consequential huge opportunities to reduce energy use and emissions in the transport sector, and with evident road safety benefits too.

This market surveillance action is focussed on ensuring that the regulatory measures for tyres are effectively enforced and, in turn, deliver energy savings equivalent to 105GWh/year through removing incorrectly labelled passenger car tyres from the market. 

Over the next two years, inspectors from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey will coordinate market surveillance actions involving checks on 15 000 tyres, 1500 inspections of technical documents and testing of 150 models of tyres.

   

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