“This result is a virtuous example”, explained Roberto Vavassori, Brembo Business Development & Marketing, “of collaboration between different organizations. It is important to understand that each European country is too small to act alone and that cooperation, on the other hand, leads to great results. Two important repercussions will come from this project. Know-how and new solutions for the market, with the value of the knowledge that will increasingly make the difference between a normal company and a successful company.”
The Lowbrasys project was financed through the European Commission “Horizon2020” program with the goal of accelerating research development and validation of technologies and methods that allow efficient use of clean technologies on the road. The challenge was to develop a new generation of technologies, materials and tips to improve the impact of traffic on health and the environment through a structured, shared and global product for an environmentally friendly, innovative braking system, capable of reducing micro and nano particulate by at least 50%.
Partnering with Brembo in this research were Ford, Continental Teves, Federal Mogul and Flame Spray, as well as research institutions Technical University of Ostrava, KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, The Trento University Department of Industrial Engineering, the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and the Mario Negri Institute of Bergamo.
The new brakes will be ready for the market within three to four years.