Drivers’ knowledge and learning of advanced driver assistance systems

This study addressed end-users’ knowledge of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the role of learning in relation to use of the systems. Therefore end-users’ perspective on the subject of the systems’ purpose, functions, potential risks and usefulness were explored, as well as motives behind choosing to use the systems. The study used qualitative/mixed methods through a combination of focus group interviews, questionnaires, and in-depth interviews. Results show that safety, technology interest and assistance were the main motives which influenced knowledge, learning and use of ADAS. Furthermore two groups of users were identified: drivers with special interest in car technology, and drivers with less interest in car technology. They had different needs and relations to the systems. An indication is that activities for learning could close the gap of knowledge and raise compatibility as well as value of ADAS, beneficial for both users and traffic safety.



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...