VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. The Institute is a government agency under the Swedish Government.
VTI’s principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. We work with all modes of transport and the fields of pavement technology, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety, traffic analysis, people in the transport system, environment, planning and decision making processes, transport economics and transport system. The knowledge that the institute provides gives a basis for decisions for players in the transport sector and in many cases finds direct application in both national and international transport policies.
VTI conducts commissioned research in an interdisciplinary organisation. The institute also works with investigations, provides consultancy services, and performs different kinds of measurement and testing services. The institute also has a great deal of technically advanced equipment and world-class driving simulators. There is also a laboratory for road materials and a crash test laboratory.
VTI’s researchers participate continuously in international research projects, principally in Europe, and in international networks and alliances. In Sweden, VTI collaborates with universities and other higher education institutions that conduct related research and education.
VTI has about 200 employees and is located in Linkoping (head office), Stockholm, Gothenburg, Borlänge and Lund.