Mätning av luftkvalitet vid TestSite E18


Measurements of air quality (PM10 and NOx (NO and NO2)) were made during the period 2013-03-16 to 2014-03-26 at TestSite E18, situated along the E18 highway between Västerås and Enköping. At TestSite E18 continuous measurements of traffic (eastbound direction) and meteorology are made. On the site, optical equipment for measuring road wetness was used during the campaign. The main purpose of the surveys is to create a data base for a highway traffic environment, which can be used for modeling air quality and calculation of exposure and health effects at a later stage. The results show that the concentrations do not exceed the relevant EQS. PM10 and NO2 are highest during the spring and autumn and lower in the summer period. The correlations between PM10 and nitrogen oxides are high in spring, low in summer and moderate in autumn and winter, suggesting that the summertime sources for PM10 at TestSite E18 are essentially others than traffic. Road surface moisture reduces PM10 levels strongly during spring when road dust is a major particle source. On a daily basis nitrogen dioxide and PM10 concentrations follow traffic variation, but with a clear secondary minimum at midday for nitrogen oxides. TestSite E18 generates large amounts of traffic and meteorology data, which can be used to analyze the correlation between these factors and air pollution at the site, and provide appropriate data for input to as well as validation of emission models.



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.

The 6st Humanist Conference

The 6th HUMANIST Conference will take place 13-14 June 2018 in the Hague, The Netherlands. The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics on Human Factors in Transport. Tania Willstrand and Alexander Eriksson will present their research results.



VTI will develop simulators for ambulance staff

VTI has initiated a pilot study for paramedics with the Centre for Teaching & Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology and Linköping University. The aim is to give ambulance staff the opportunity to practice critical medical tasks in a moving vehicle in...


Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. VTI is one of 22...


Swedish road safety spreads internationally

Sweden is a leading country in terms of road safety, and the research conducted by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has contributed to increased safety. VTI’s remit includes disseminating research results and keeping up to date...


A greater understanding of cyclists' behaviour

Cyclists are often accused of not following traffic rules and being hooligans on the road. New research shows that there is no support for this perception. "Our observations reveal no such general anarchy" says Sonja Forward, researcher at VTI.


New technology for road surface measurement tested

VTI has tested a new scanning-laser technology for road surface measurement. The tests show the new technology for comprehensive transverse-profile measurement provides dependable values in measuring transverse profile and rut depth.


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.