The Goodyear Technical Centre Luxembourg (http://www.goodyear.com) is part of Goodyear SA Luxembourg. The centre is responsible for the development of tyres for the markets in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Goodyear's expertise is the technical know-how on tyres manufacturing and performance. In particular, Goodyear is permanently seeking to reduce tyre/road noise. Newly developed tyres are well below today's European limits for tyre/road noise. To a certain extent, this is the result of various EU funded joint projects (i.e. Soqcrates and RATIN) in which Goodyear was the only tyre producer co-operating. Among the staff foreseen for this project are PhD's in physics and acoustics with many years of experience in the tyre industry and tyre/acoustic research.