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Needs of statistics on freight train reliability

At present, the official statistics on rail traffic in Sweden only comprise passenger trains. The reliability of freight trains should also be included in the statistics. This leads to questions on which information should be included and how it...

Monitoring of observation sections

The objective of this project is to collect and deliver high quality road data primarily for use in the development of performance prediction models. Monitoring of the LTPP sections (100 m long) started in 1984 on commission of the Swedish Road...

Evaluation of the Swedish alcohol interlock program for drink driving offenders

permanent alcohol interlock program for drink drivers came into force on 1 January 2012. The Swedish Transport Agency is responsible for the program which applies to all types of driver’s licenses. The program includes both a one-year and a two-year...

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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...


2017-02-22

Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

The Länsförsäkringsbolagen (Swedish County Insurance Companies) research fund has been financing a three-year research programme under the auspices of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) since the spring of 2015. The aim is to...


2017-02-22

Fossil-free fuels make a clear leap forward

Each year the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) organizes the Nordic region’s largest annual conference for the transport sector. For three years running there has been a session on Transportforum dealing with the development of new...


2017-02-22

Sustainability a long way off for aviation

It is hardly a secret that aviation must reduce its negative impact on the climate. This will require either less air travel or a breakthrough in sustainable aviation fuels. This subject was discussed recently during a session at Transportforum, the Nordic...


2017-02-22

How can high levels of particles in tunnels be reduced?

A new study from the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) demonstrates that older types of trains produce more particulate emissions in railroad tunnels than do newer ones. Dust binding, improved paving, and reduced studded tyre use could...