On-road measurement

VTI conduct several different kinds of measurement for determining the condition of the road and developments there. Road here refers to the entire construction including the road surface.

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Future scenarios for self-driving vehicles in Sweden

The development of Self-Driving Vehicles (SDVs) is fast, and new pilots and tests are released every week. SDVs are predicted to have the potential to change mobility, human life and society. In literature, both negative and positive effects of SDVs...

An on-road study of sleepiness in split shifts among city bus drivers

Bus drivers often work irregular hours or split shifts and their work involves high levels of stress. These factors can lead to severe sleepiness and dangerous driving. This study examined how split shift working affects sleepiness and performance...

Operational measures against PM10 pollution in Stockholm

Since 2011, Stockholm has made special efforts to reduce PM10 levels in the city. The efforts mainly include dust binding with CMA (calcium magnesium acetate) and vacuum suction with a powerful dry vacuum suction machine. This report summarizes...

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2017-05-30

Crash testing bicycles at VTI

For the first time single bicycle crashes have been simulated at the VTI crash safety laboratory.


2017-05-15

A case study exploring firefighters’ and municipal officials’ preparedness for electrical vehicles

A VTI-study presents a social perspective on new vehicle technology. It explores the self-reported preparedness of the fire departments (i.e., rescue services) in Sweden’s three largest cities regarding rescue operations involving electrical vehicles (EVs).


2017-05-02

Pioneering research on and about bicycles at VTI

Under what circumstances might cyclists lose tyre grip? What actions could then be taken to prevent a crash? VTI is currently developing a theoretical model of the behaviour of bicycle tyres during braking and steering in different situations and on different...


2017-05-02

Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)...


2017-03-29

VTI road dust sampling equipment exported

The ability to sample and analyse road dust amounts and properties is vital to the effort to reduce levels of hazardous particles in our ambient air. The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has been performing such sampling for many...


2017-03-02

International conference on Electric Road Systems

The Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads, where VTI is one of the partners, is arranging the first dedicated international conference on the topic, 14-15th of June 2017. The venue is Sandviken in Sweden where Europe's first Electric...