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).



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.



Automation and digitalisation are making rail competitive

Road transport is developing rapidly and its productivity has increased sharply. Rail transport, however, has not developed at the same rate. Automation and digitalisation are essential if rail freight in Europe is to survive.


New research is creating a driverless logistics chain

The research project Born to Drive has come up with a system that allows new cars to move, without a driver, from the production line out to the parking area prior to being transported elsewhere. The vision is to automate the entire logistics chain from...


VTI testing automation in EU project

VTI is leading a series of tests in a major EU project on automated driving. The first driving tests were carried out n a test track in Slovenia in December. The project will focus in part on acceptance among different groups in society, in part on...


Freight transportation on road and rail analysed

Freight transport accounts for a large proportion of the emissions, noise and congestion produced by road traffic. Transporting freight in larger but fewer lorries could reduce the problem. At the same time it might entail freight being diverted from more...


Millions for research into maritime transport and the environment

Maritime transport is a major source of emissions of harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide. In a new project, a research team from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the University of Gothenburg has received SEK 6.4...


New research programme for more efficient travel

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is playing an important role in a major new research programme to find radical solutions leading to fewer trips and more efficient travel, along with tools to enable better use of roads and...