PIARC 2006: XIIth Winter Road Congress 27-30 March 2006, Torino, Italy: translation into Japanese of four papers concerning the Swedish Winter Model

Gudrun Öberg

This report is a translation into Japanese of four papers concerning the Swedish Winter Model presented at PIARC XII International Winter Road Congress, held 27-30 March 2006 in Torino, Italy. The papers are published in English in VTI notat 19A-2006.

The four papers are:

  • Carl-Gustaf Wallman: The Winter Model
  • A Winter Maintenance Management System.
  • Staffan Möller: Winter Road Condition Model.
  • Anna Bergström: Variation of car accident risk during winter.
  • Göran Blomqvist: The environmental sub-model of the Swedish Winter Model - from real world data to a modelled scenario.



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.


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...


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...


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...


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...