Svenska vägtillståndsmått, då, nu och i morgon: del 3: i morgon – år 2010 och framåt


On behalf of the Swedish Road Transport Administration, VTI has developed and proposed new indices of road surface measurement that better describe damaged or badly constructed road sections. The indices have been developed using data that is already collected during the regular road network surveys. The new indices can be used to describe road network conditions and changes during operation. To complement current indices, the report proposes four new indices and recommends changes in the use and/or calculation of two others. The main development principle was to use existing surveyed data and create either a new single index or indices based on a combination of other existing indices. The new indices must also correspond to a specific effect or property, for example safety risk. In connection with the development, thresholds for maintenance standards have also been suggested. The indices developed in this final phase of the project "New Indices of Measurement” that can complement existing indices are: • surface damage (small and large). • cross fall variation. • local unevenness (new definition). • surface water area. • edge depth (new definition). • IRI left (compliment to IRI right). This report describes new road condition indicators used in the period 2010 och onwards. Two earlier reports in this series describes indicators used in the period 1987–2005 (R717, 2013) respectively year 2006–2009 (R718, 2011).



Open seminar with Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory...

Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory panel (ISAP) is visiting Stockholm, and the program will host an open seminar where the panel members will give talks in their area of expertise.

ERPUG 2017

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. 



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...


Tomas Svensson new director-general

Tomas Svensson was today appointed Director-General of VTI. Tomas has been acting Director-General since January 2017. 


Crash testing bicycles at VTI

For the first time single bicycle crashes have been simulated at the VTI crash safety laboratory.


A case study exploring firefighters’ and municipal officials’ preparedness for electrical vehicles

A VTI-study presents a social perspective on new vehicle technology. It explores the self-reported preparedness of the fire departments (i.e., rescue services) in Sweden’s three largest cities regarding rescue operations involving electrical vehicles (EVs).


Pioneering research on and about bicycles at VTI

Under what circumstances might cyclists lose tyre grip? What actions could then be taken to prevent a crash? VTI is currently developing a theoretical model of the behaviour of bicycle tyres during braking and steering in different situations and on different...


Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)...