Alternativa beläggningar – högpresterande: kunskapsöversikt


Knowledge and experience in high-performance asphalt mixtures, such as polymer modified/rubber modified bitumen etcetera can lead to increased pavement service life. It would mean a saving of natural resources and construction and maintenance costs. High-performance mixtures, or using new structures could therefore be an alternative for the client to achieve the targets the government and parliament have set up. The goal was to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable mixtures from an economic and environmental perspective. The overall project includes both the acquisition of knowledge in the field, suggestions of alternative designs and high performance materials, implementation and demonstration of recent knowledge, use of reliable deterioration models and functional methods for the design and development of roads. Models and methods are valuable to create favorable conditions for the implementation of newly developed products. The conclusions from this limited overview is that there are high-performance asphalt mixtures and technologies that can lead to longer service life of roads in addition to conservation of natural resources. The concept can also mean lower costs and less environmental impact.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.