Meirenplogen: kompletterande mätningar av buller, bränsleförbrukning och slitage på plogskär

Staffan Möller
Göran Gabrielsson

In March/April 2009 the Meiren snowplough and a reference snowplough were tested. Noise levels outside and inside the vehicle cabin, fuel consumption and blade wear were measured. The intention was to measure on snowy and icy road conditions but when the test was to take place the road conditions had changed to dry bare ground. These conditions were of course not representative of normal snowploughing but were instead the worst possible situation. It was therefore necessary to conduct further testing on the Meiren snowplough at more normal ploughing conditions. Additional tests were done in February 2011.



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.



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.


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VTI is preparing for automated vehicles

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Vehicle Driver Monitoring: sleepiness and cognitive load

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