The research project Elvis - energy efficiency through longer and heavier trains

The project started in autumn 2011 on the initiative of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation. The project study and analyze how the railway system can be streamlined by using longer and heavier freight trains. The project's name (a play on Swedish words) refers to being "energy smart" with respect to how the rail transport is carried out.

LATEST RESEARCH


Linking gaze tracking with a simulated world

The main focus of this study was to develop a software able to link eye tracking data to simulator data, making it possible to automatically detect what the driver is looking at in the simulated world. This was achieved by merging data from a...

Unga resenärers upplevelser av kollektivtrafiken

The aim of the study was to gain in-depth knowledge of factors that affect the attitude of young travelers and to explore their experience of public transport. Knowledge that can explain why the traveler makes his or her choice to travel or not...

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2017-11-30

Millions for research into maritime transport and the environment

Maritime transport is a major source of emissions of harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide. In a new project, a research team from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the University of Gothenburg has received SEK 6.4...


2017-11-30

New research programme for more efficient travel

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is playing an important role in a major new research programme to find radical solutions leading to fewer trips and more efficient travel, along with tools to enable better use of roads and...


2017-11-30

Simulator used to practice emergency responses safely

Emergency responses of the police, ambulance, and rescue services are associated with a high risk of accidents, but practicing them in real traffic is neither safe nor permissible. A simulator-based method developed by the Swedish National Road and Transport...


2017-10-26

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.


2017-10-16

ERPUG Forum

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.


2017-09-29

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...