Strategisk kompensation och körbeteende hos äldre bilförare

Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist
Catarina Lundberg
Joakim Östlund

The present study compared the driving behaviour of older (67+) drivers who either drove throughout the year or only during the summer season. 41 older subjects drove in VTI’s simulator in both winter and summer conditions, partly combining the driving task with a secondary task of visual detection. It was hypothesised that the groups would differ as to their driving behaviour and that any differences would be more pronounced during winter conditions. While the groups did differ with respect to stress experienced in traffic (more for those driving in summer only) and to cognitive status (only in males, lower for those driving in summer only), there were practically no differences in their driving behaviour. The conclusion is that the strategic limitation of driving exposure either had not affected their driving behaviour or that the differences were too subtle to be detected in a simulated driving situation.



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

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


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.