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.



Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.



ADAS&ME is tackling the interaction between people and technology

ADAS&ME is a major EU project focused on automation, the human condition and the human environment. The budget is EUR 9.6 million and VTI is the coordinator.


Users contribute to the development of train simulators

Apart from advanced driving simulators, VTI has developed several variations of train simulators which are used for training, education and research. In recent years, interest has increased drastically among major actors in the railway sector, and VTI has...


VR study to contribute to a better working environment for bus drivers

A study where bus drivers test autonomous driving in a VR environment may contribute to a better working environment with reduced stress on the driver and safer driving.


Non-native plant species spread via transport systems

Researchers at VTI have compiled a report on non-native invasive plant species in Sweden and how they spread via transport systems.


EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...


EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU...