Performance based standards for high capacity transports in Sweden: FIFFI project 2013-03881: Report 1: Review of existing regulations and literature

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Robert Karlsson
John Aurell

Project Performance Based Standards (PBS) for High Capacity Transports (HCT) in Sweden started at the end of 2013 to investigate applicability of PBS in Sweden. The purpose of the project is to propose a performance based regulation of HCT vehicles and their access to the road network; under a PBS approach to regulation, standards would specify the performance required from vehicle, rather than mandating how this level of performance should be achieved by putting limits on the vehicle length or weight. In this project, all the three domains of safety, infrastructure and environment will be addressed, but the focus is on safety for which extensive testing, simulations and analysis are planned. This report gathers the outcome of work packages 1 and 2 of the project, which is a review of the existing regulation in Sweden, PBS approaches in other countries and relevant literature and regulations.

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