Trafik, trafikmiljö och trafiksäkerhet i svenska kommuner av olika typer

Hans Thulin

This investigation is part of a larger project with the aim to create amonitoring system for the traffic and traffic safety situation in urbanareas, on the municipal level, based on statistical information and with theprincipal emphasis on vulnerable road users. Within the project, a specialquestionnaire survey, with the focus on the municipal road and streetnetwork, was conducted among the municipalities. The aim of the presentinvestigation has been to merge and utilise the available statistics andinformation in describing and analysing the traffic and traffic safetysituation in municipalities. The results show that the risk of being killedor seriously injured as a road user was least in the suburban municipalities,followed by metropolitan areas and the group large towns. The risk of beingkilled in the other municipalities was 3-4 times that in these three groupsof municipalities. The lower risk applied to both vulnerable road users andmotorists. The background factors for this difference in risk can be relatedto differences in travel, differences in the traffic environment or theinfrastructure, and differences with regard to exposure in the trafficenvironment. 



Shipping and the environment – research meets reality

Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) in co-operation with Ports of Stockholm invite you to the seminar Shipping and the environment – research meets reality.



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...


New climate-proof solutions for hard surfaces in cities

High-density road infrastructure that emphasise maximum durability and minimum maintenance create inflexible systems, which put increased stress on urban trees and lead to increased risk for flooding. Over the past five years, the ‘Climate-proof solutions for...


VTI is preparing for automated vehicles

Automation of traffic systems will lead to major changes. The European Union’s (EU) CoEXist research project began in June 2017 with the aim of preparing cities and road operators for the introduction of self-driving vehicles. The Swedish National Road and...


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...