Jämförelse av vinter och sommardäck på barmark sommartid: tester, riskanalys och djupstudier

Download
Håkan Andersson
Maria Krafft
Anders Ydenius
Matteo Rizzi

In Sweden non-studded winter tyres has become increasingly popular during the winter season. Since it is allowed to use non-studded winter tyres also during summer time, a large number of drivers choose to do that. The purpose of this study has been to investigate the difference in road grip between winter- and summer tyres summer time, and to assess possible effects on traffic safety. A field test was carried out where road grip was measured on dry and wet asphalt pavement with different types of tyres. The results showed that the winter tyres (non-studded of Nordic type) led to 15–20 per cent longer braking distances compared to summer tyres. Accident risk analyses were performed for three types of accidents: rear end collision, frontal collision and collision with pedestrian. The study indicated that using winter tyres leads to an increase in accident risk for all three accident types. At low collision speeds the absolute increase in risk is small, maybe just a few percent, but the relative increase may be large, sometimes up to 100 per cent. In-depth studies of fatal accidents indicated a 3 per cent increase of risk from using winter tyres summertime, compared to summer tyres. However, this result was not statistically significant.

MEET US


7
Dec

Shipping and the environment – research meets reality

Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) in co-operation with Ports of Stockholm invite you to the seminar Shipping and the environment – research meets reality.

LATEST NEWS


2017-10-16

ERPUG Forum

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.


2017-09-29

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...


2017-09-29

New climate-proof solutions for hard surfaces in cities

High-density road infrastructure that emphasise maximum durability and minimum maintenance create inflexible systems, which put increased stress on urban trees and lead to increased risk for flooding. Over the past five years, the ‘Climate-proof solutions for...


2017-09-29

VTI is preparing for automated vehicles

Automation of traffic systems will lead to major changes. The European Union’s (EU) CoEXist research project began in June 2017 with the aim of preparing cities and road operators for the introduction of self-driving vehicles. The Swedish National Road and...


2017-07-05

Vehicle Driver Monitoring: sleepiness and cognitive load

To prevent road crashes it is important to understand driver related contributing factors, which have been suggested to be the critical reason in 94 per cent of crashes. The overall aim of the project Vehicle Driver Monitoring has been to advance the...


2017-06-29

Tomas Svensson new director-general

Tomas Svensson was today appointed Director-General of VTI. Tomas has been acting Director-General since January 2017.