Implementation of a cellular phone terminal in transportation processes as a function of traffic safety improvement

Martin Lipicnik
Simon Jazbec

The incessant tendency to improve the passive and active safety in road traffic dictates the development of novel advanced safety systems in motor vehicles. Traffic safety is one of the key factors that needs to be studies with special care in the selection of communication technologies. This paper analyzes the functioning of some in-car safety systems and discusses the future development trends. In the first part, the authors analyze the development trends of in-car safety systems and their impact on active and passive safety in road traffic. In the second part they present recent developments in communication technology implemented in road traffic systems. In addition to the existing communication technologies, they focus on the most advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies, especially automatic tolling. The safety aspect of automatic tolling is analyzed with respect to the specific technological solutions of individual automatic tolling technologies.



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.


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