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.



Millions for research into maritime transport and the environment

Maritime transport is a major source of emissions of harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide. In a new project, a research team from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the University of Gothenburg has received SEK 6.4...


New research programme for more efficient travel

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is playing an important role in a major new research programme to find radical solutions leading to fewer trips and more efficient travel, along with tools to enable better use of roads and...


Simulator used to practice emergency responses safely

Emergency responses of the police, ambulance, and rescue services are associated with a high risk of accidents, but practicing them in real traffic is neither safe nor permissible. A simulator-based method developed by the Swedish National Road and Transport...


Simulation of cut-in by manually driven vehicles in platooning scenarios

A study in a VTI-driving simulator has showed that a platoon will be able to handle a cut in from a manually driven car. The results of this study have recently been presented at two conferences in Japan.



The five-year anniversary of European Road Profile Users' Group (ERPUG) Forum will take place at Ramboll head quarter, Copenhagen, Denmark October 19-20, 2017.


Self-driving buses in Sweden next year?

A self-driving, fossil-free bus. This idea might become reality through a forthcoming collaborative project involving the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Linköping University and several other participants. The project group aim...