Traffic safety in the spotlight

Today the Conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) opened in Jeju Island, South Korea. More than 220 participators have come from all over the world to present findings and learn about traffic safety. Dr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF), was one of the key-note speakers.

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Potential för utsläppsminskningar från elektrifiering av godstransporter på Europavägar

We summarize the potential for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from heavy freight vehicles (over 3.5 ton) if the Swedish E-road network and the national roads with greatest traffic volumes were electrified. We analyze four scenarios. In...

Modelling Eco-Driving Support System for Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Microscopic traffic simulation is an ideal tool for investigating the network level impacts of eco-driving in different networks and traffic conditions, under varying penetration rates and driver compliance rates. The reliability of the traffic...

Pavement enveloped texture profile calculation and it's impact on pavement skid resistance

To analyze tire-road contact characteristics and the effect of the contact on pavement skid resistance, the two-dimensional discrete data of the road texture profile was measured using the road surface tester, and the enveloped profile was...

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12-13
Feb

Winter Road Congress 2020

The congress is held in Tempere, Finland. Anna Niska, senior research leader at VTI, lectures on sweep-salting of cycleways.
12-13
May

Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020)

Welcome to the 4th Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020), 12–13 May 2020 in Lund, Sweden
10-12
Jun

Via Nordica 2020

VTI participates at Via Nordica 2020 in Malmö 10–12 June 2020. The congress is organised by the Nordic Road Association (NVF).

LATEST NEWS


2019-11-14

VTI and SAFER are organising the world’s largest traffic and transport psychology conference in Gothenburg

In August 2020, VTI and SAFER are organising the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) in Gothenburg. ICTTP is held every four years, and this year is the seventh conference.


2019-10-30

Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports' environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject.


2019-10-28

Increasing cycling among the elderly

Cycling is good both for your health and the environment. It can give you freedom and the ability to get out and about, not least for the elderly. But with age, it can become harder to choose your bike over your car. Maybe your fitness and balance are not...


2019-10-25

VTI launches new research

VTI's ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea...


2019-10-23

New study examines the mental health of seamen

Working at sea and being away from home for long periods can be mentally straining. In a preparatory study, researchers at VTI will examine how prevalent mental ill health is among ship crews in Sweden, and how the shipping companies' preventative efforts are...


2019-10-21

Measurement of fatigue among bus drivers in London provides tools for better traffic safety

VTI has participated in a study of fatigue among London bus drivers. The study has given Transport for London the tools to implement measures that deal with fatigue among the city’s bus drivers.