Winter Management Systems…: eller finns det andra versioner av Vintermodellen? En översikt över befintliga system


VTI has developed a model called the Winter Model, a strategic tool to make calculations for the winter road maintenance during the whole winter season and how this affects the societies costs. This report contains a summary of other models used in this area. The report mostly contains brief explanations of some of the existing tactical decision support systems. No strategic models which is used as tools for follow-up on consequences depending on actions taken on the road, level of winter service, and on how a different winter seasons climate affects the economics, could be found. Most countries have developed their own tactical decision support system. These systems are in many cases very similar, and they are generally used for the decision of the best maintenance activity to perform. The model that reminds the most of the Swedish Winter Model is the American MDSS-model, which has approximately the same incoming data. The largest difference is that it is more used in the daily activities and not as a tool to make calculations for the winter road maintenance during the whole winter season and how this in turn affects the societies costs.



Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.



EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

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Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash...


International Conference on Electric Road Systems starts today

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Good results with alcohol interlock program according to Swedish study

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