Välfärdskonsekvenser för individer med återkallat körkort på grund av synfältsbortfall


To suddenly lose a driving license because of a physical impairment, may well have dire consequences for the individual welfare. This report investigates its effect on a person’s circumstances, in particular with regard to visual field loss.

The empirical material consisted of responses to a questionnaire and to various written materials (letters; attached copies of medical certificates and/or appeals) from a previous project regarding a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability at visual field loss. In this material, the participants had in several cases, on a voluntary basis, described how a license withdrawal affected their lives. Further, consideration has been given to material collected in conjunction with the request for consent for the current study. In total, material from 169 individuals has been analyzed.

In the first phase, the empirical material was analyzed by content analysis, in a thematic manner. In the second phase, the material was further analyzed using the Capability approach (CA). In short, the CA allows investigations of individuals' opportunities and freedoms to choose to live the life they want to live, illustrating the interactions between individual conditions, resources and contextual factors (e.g. social, political, cultural).



ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is postponed until August 2021.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020

VTI and Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) organise Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020. 

International Cycling Safety Conference

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, organises together with Lund University the International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC, in Lund 4-6 November 2020.



Unique knowledge compilation on microplastics from road traffic

Although we know that tyre and road surface wear generates significant emissions of microplastic particles, knowledge about them is very limited. This is the conclusion of a report issued by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).


Measures for infrastructure climate adaptation requires prioritisation

The effect of climate change will result in more extreme weather events causing for example increased risk of floods, and landslides, which will result in great costs to society. Therefore, society needs to prepare for the consequences brought on by climate...


Increased interest in train simulators

VTI has developed a train simulator that has become a valued tool in train driver education and research on how simulators can be used to improve railway technology.


Self-driving Buses in Linköping Part of the EU Project SHOW

The benefits of self-driving vehicles for people with disabilities are one of the focus area for a recently launched EU project linked to self-driving buses in Linköping, Sweden.


Young people's travel habits are important for the transition of the transport system

The transport system is facing a number of challenges due to its negative impact in areas such as the climate, equality and fairness. In a recent report, researchers highlight the voices of young people to get their thoughts on the field of transport.


Connected vehicles solve parking problems

Vehicles circulating in the city centre in search of a free parking space is a growing problem. A cloud service that tracks the traffic situation and the availability of free parking spaces could reduce both traffic and congestion.