Tekniska system: krav vid införande av ny teknik i förarmiljöer inom alla trafikslag


The purpose of this project was to study vehicle rules, regulations, directives and standards pertaining the development and introduction of technically advanced driver/operator support systems for all mode of transport, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Agency. The inventory of the process for introducing new technology systems into the operator’s environment suggests that the Swedish national regulations for all four modes of transport are to a large degree steered outside of the national arena. The Swedish Transport Agency should therefore consider spearheading their efforts internationally if they are to exert influence on the formation of new rules and regulations. Some additional recommendations for the Swedish Transport Agency regard the utilisation of function based requirements as a complement to the detailed based rules, including the compulsory use of test pilots for all modes of transport. It is however important to use validated evaluation methods with the development of valid measures. The use of pass/fail criteria should be considered. The evaluation criteria (and measures) should be mapped to the operator’s cognitive abilities (to e.g. process information) but must also be based on the operator’s cognitive workload for all modes of transport and in a number of typical journey types. It is important that the authorities’ decisions are based on solid empirical data.



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.