Cykelfaktorer som påverkar huvudskador: simulerade omkullkörningar med cykel i VTI:s krocksäkerhetslaboratorium


In this project, single bicycle crashes have been simulated in the VTI crash safety laboratory. Crash tests including bicycles are scarce and when performed they usually simulate collisions with motor vehicles, although earlier studies have shown that cyclists are more frequently injured in single bicycle crashes. The objective of this study was to examine the influence of bicycle design and speed on the head impact when suffering from a single bicycle crash, and the possibility to study this using crash tests. In order to do that, two bicycle crash scenarios were simulated: “a sudden stop” and “sideways dislocation of the front wheel”; using four different bicycle types: a “lady’s bicycle”, a commuter bicycle, a recumbent and a pedelec; at two speeds: 15 and 25 kilometer per hour. In addition, sideway falls were performed with a bicycle standing still. All tests were done with a Hybrid II 50 percentile crash test dummy, with acceleration measurements in the head, placed in the saddle of the bicycles.



Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 

Winter Road Congress 2020

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

Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020)

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



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.


Increasing cycling among the elderly

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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...


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...


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.


VTI is a new partner in f3

Since the end of January, VTI is a partner in f3, the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. f3 is a national knowledge centre for collaboration between industry actors, universities, institutes, and government agencies committed to...