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.



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...


Simulator used to practice emergency responses safely

Emergency responses of the police, ambulance, and rescue services are associated with a high risk of accidents, but practicing them in real traffic is neither safe nor permissible. A simulator-based method developed by the Swedish National Road and Transport...


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...