Vehicle technology

The development of new vehicles is subject to ever-increasing demands as regards environmental impact and safety. To satisfy these demands, intensive research and engineering and technological development are being carried on in these areas.

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Comparison of control strategies for the cervical muscles of an average female head-neck...

Objective: ViVA OpenHBM is the first open source Human Body Model (HBM) for crash safety assessment. It represents an average size (50th percentile) female and was created to assess whiplash protection systems in a car. To increase the biofidelity...

Contextualizing Policy: Understanding Implementation under Socio-technical Transitions

Over the past 40 years, implementation of public policy has been developed into a mature but heterogenous field of research. Despite much attention paid to the context in which implementation occurs, studies thus far has only to a limited extent...

Charging the Polluters A Pricing Model for Road and Railway Noise

By combining standardised calculation methods for total noise levels and monetary estimates from well-established evaluation methods, this study outlines a model to estimate the short-run marginal cost (SRMC) for road and railway noise that is able...

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12-13
Feb

Winter Road Congress 2020

The congress is held in Tempere, Finland. Anna Niska, senior research leader at VTI, lectures on sweep-salting of cycleways.
12-13
May

Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020)

Welcome to the 4th Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020), 12–13 May 2020 in Lund, Sweden
25-27
Aug

ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

LATEST NEWS


2019-11-14

VTI and SAFER are organising the world’s largest traffic and transport psychology conference in Gothenburg

In August 2020, VTI and SAFER are organising the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) in Gothenburg. ICTTP is held every four years, and this year is the seventh conference.


2019-10-30

Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports' environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject.


2019-10-28

Increasing cycling among the elderly

Cycling is good both for your health and the environment. It can give you freedom and the ability to get out and about, not least for the elderly. But with age, it can become harder to choose your bike over your car. Maybe your fitness and balance are not...


2019-10-25

VTI launches new research

VTI's ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea...


2019-10-23

New study examines the mental health of seamen

Working at sea and being away from home for long periods can be mentally straining. In a preparatory study, researchers at VTI will examine how prevalent mental ill health is among ship crews in Sweden, and how the shipping companies' preventative efforts are...


2019-10-21

Measurement of fatigue among bus drivers in London provides tools for better traffic safety

VTI has participated in a study of fatigue among London bus drivers. The study has given Transport for London the tools to implement measures that deal with fatigue among the city’s bus drivers.