Sleepiness

Every year sleepiness is a cause of a large amount of traffic accidents. Studies indicate that sleepiness could be a contributing factor for around 10 to 40 per cent of all traffic accidents. The research about sleepiness at VTI in is focused on mapping out the amount of sleepy drivers and sleepiness related accidents.

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Vinterdäck till cykel: ett jämförande test

The purpose of this study has been to compare the winter road grip of various bicycle tyres, as well as a pair of unstudded winter tyres, through cycling tests. In addition to grip, other characteristics that could be important to a cyclist, such as...

Driftåtgärder mot PM10 i Stockholm: utvärdering av vintersäsongen 2016/2017

Since 2011, Stockholm City has been working to reduce the impact of road dust through improved and specific street operations to reduce particulate levels in the air. Since its inception, effects on dust load and air quality have been investigated...

Dynamisk prognosstyrd vintervägdrift: Fas 2

Unpredictable weather, short time frames and requirements of high quality can make a challenge of the winter road maintenance. The pressure on both operating staff and machine drivers is very high during periods. The road climate can vary greatly...

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Dec

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.

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2018-10-23

VTI participated in conference on electric roads

Systems with electrified roads are a relatively new concept and many projects have been launched in recent years. To stimulate the transfer of knowledge and collaboration, the Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged its second...


2018-10-18

ADAS&ME is tackling the interaction between people and technology

ADAS&ME is a major EU project focused on automation, the human condition and the human environment. The budget is EUR 9.6 million and VTI is the coordinator.


2018-10-05

Users contribute to the development of train simulators

Apart from advanced driving simulators, VTI has developed several variations of train simulators which are used for training, education and research. In recent years, interest has increased drastically among major actors in the railway sector, and VTI has...


2018-10-03

VR study to contribute to a better working environment for bus drivers

A study where bus drivers test autonomous driving in a VR environment may contribute to a better working environment with reduced stress on the driver and safer driving.


2018-10-02

Non-native plant species spread via transport systems

Researchers at VTI have compiled a report on non-native invasive plant species in Sweden and how they spread via transport systems.


2018-09-20

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

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...