New approaces to road traffic safety in Germany

Günter Kroj

In 1999 A BASt-project group of scientists and practitioners, undercommission of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, elaboratedprogrammatic proposals for new approaches to the improvement of road trafficsafety. In this context it is important to take into account the federalstructure of the Federal Republic of Germany with political independence ofthe 16 Laender in many sensitive areas of road safety like policeenforcement, school education as well as regional and local authoritiesinvestments for the road infrastructure. Federal government therefore hasalways to be aware, that bottom-up activities are unavoidable for asustainable and strategic road safety work. The paper presents the proposalsunder the following headings: 1) Safety potential; 2) Behavioural influence;3) Traffic infrastructure design; 4) Vehicle safety and telematics; 5)Emergency medical services; and 6) Implementation and funding of sustainableroad safety.



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.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

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FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.