Track testing methology

VTI and Autoliv has through collaboration (ALVTI) developed a test system for track testing. It can be used for evaluation of active and passive safety systems. Productivity, flexibility, reliability and accuracy were all key factors during the development process. The crash surviving capacity of the system makes it useful even in high velocity collisions with another vehicle. Currently, the jointly developed system includes driving robots (DrivR), autonomous balloon cars (TargR) and autonomous pedestrians (PedR).


Internalization of external and infrastructure costs related to maritime transport in...

The use of maritime transport is associated with external costs such as those related to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. If corrective taxes, fees or regulations are levied on the production of maritime transport services, these costs...

How rural is too rural for transit?: Optimal transit subsidies and supply in rural areas

The optimal supply of rail and bus in low density areas is studied by calibrating a demand and supply model with three modes (car, bus and rail) to an existing low density corridor. Varying the length of the network, the frequencies and the size of...

Penalties as incentives for punctuality and regularity in tendered Swedish public...

This paper studies penalty design for cancellations and delays for bus contracts in two Swedish regions, Stockholm and Skåne. In these regions regional public transport authorities are responsible for the procurement. The paper reports findings on...



Webinar: We share the space – bicyclists and motor vehicles...

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, and SAFER invite you to a webinar to share knowledge about the latest research on cyclists interacting with vehicles.

Mistra SAMS Kitchen Talks

Jacob Witzell, VTI, makes a presentation on the topic ”Assessment tensions – marginalization of climate mitigation futures in long-term transport planning” at Mistra SAMS virtual Kitchen Talk.

ICSC Webinar: Single bicycle crashes as a rising problem

The pandemic situation has lead to changes in many plans, including postponement of the ICSC 2020 conference. To keep the spirit high and the community feeling warm, ICSC organise an online event (webinar).



Future concepts for sustainable urban mobility are demonstrated in new EU project

At the start of 2020, SHOW was launched, an EU project aimed at demonstrating and evaluating advanced concepts for sustainable mobility in real urban environments.


Nordic project to enhance circularity of textiles

Doubling the life of textiles will reduce the climate impact by 40-50%. Still most of the used textiles generated in the Nordic region is incinerated instead of being reused, remanufactured and recycled. To enhance circularity of textiles a two-year Nordic...


Comprehensive expertise of VTI researchers contributes to EU research

The EU project ADAS&ME, to date the largest project coordinated by VTI, has recently reached completion. Simultaneously, VTI was involved in the launch of the largest European project of its kind, SHOW, established to demonstrate future concepts for...


Governing smart mobility to achieve broader sustainability goals

K2 researchers Alexander Paulsson and Claus Hedegaard Sørensen have edited an anthology, Shaping smart mobility futures: governance and policy instruments in times of sustainability transitions, showing the complexity of governing smart mobility and the...


Electric scooters are making their way into the accident statistics

The number of accidents involving electric scooters has increased from a few in 2017 to almost 500 in 2019 (January - October). This was also when electric scooters really made their entrance into Sweden's largest cities.


How can the bus trip be improved for people with ADHD?

People with autism, ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders may experience difficulties in using public transport, which limits their opportunities for an active life in terms of school, work and hobbies.