The Causes of Road Noise

Road noise (the noise produced by the interaction of tires and road surface) is in many circumstances the dominant noise experienced by vehicle occupants. The requirements for producing quieter roads and tires need to be balanced with the need to ensure that safety is not compromised. For example, a very smooth road surface provides the quietest ride, but this would provide little friction and therefore would provide very poor braking performance. The origin and nature of the sound produced by road/tire interaction is extremely complex.

We came across this article and just had to share it with our readers. Read What Causes Road Noise? at Physics Today

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Chris Mason

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Chris' passion for software, technology and innovation began in his teens with a diet of Sinclair ZX80's, Commodore Pets and early Apple products. Chris graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1983 and went on to have a career in software product development, software team management, web development, marketing and, now, general management. His other passions include bicycles, IoT, coffee, running, walking, cooking and supercharged Jags.

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