Our operations cover all modes of transport, and the subjects of pavement technology, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety, traffic analysis, users of the transport system, the environment, the planning and decision making processes, transport economics and transport systems. Knowledge that the institute develops provides a basis for decisions made by stakeholders in the transport sector. In many cases our findings lead to direct applications in both national and international transport policies.
We conduct commissioned research in an interdisciplinary organisation. Employees also conduct investigations, provide counseling and perform various services in measurement and testing. The institute has a wide range of advanced research equipment and world-class driving simulators. There are also laboratories for road material testing and crash safety testing.
Cooperation both nationally and internationally
In Sweden VTI cooperates with universities engaged in related research and education. We also participate continuously in international research projects, networks and alliances.
The Institute is an assignment-based authority under the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. The institute holds the quality management systems certificate ISO 9001 and the environmental management systems certificate ISO 14001. Certain test methods used in our labs for crash safety testing and road materials testing are also certified by Swedac.
We have about 200 employees and are located in Linköping (head office), Stockholm, Gothenburg, Borlänge and Lund.
Clients and customers
Each year, VTI provides knowledge, methods and decision bases for around 200 customers and clients. Almost 80 per cent of the income of the institute is derived from customers and clients, the remainder is made up of State grants.
- The Swedish Transport Administration
- EU / European projects
- Municipalities and national authorities
- The automotive industry
- Manufacturers of safety barriers and posts for road signs
- Manufacturers of child's seats
- Tyre manufacturers
- Insurance companies
VTI in words and figures
VTI carries out applied research and development, investigations, measurement and testing. Our activities and operations concern all modes of transport. The institute has a broad competence profile, with its key capabilities in the areas of safety, economics, the environment, traffic and transport analysis, public transport, behaviour and human-vehicle-transport system interaction, and in road design, operation and maintenance. Read more here.