European Road Profile User's Group, ERPUG

2019-10-16 15:00 – 2019-10-18 13:00

Welcome to the sixth ERPUG meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 


Unsteady-state brush theory

This paper deals with unsteady-state brush tyre models. Starting from tyre-road contact theory, we provide a full analytical solution to the partial differential equations (PDEs) describing the bristle deformation in the adhesion region of the...

The marginal cost of track renewals in the Swedish railway network: Using data to compare...

We analyze the differences between corner solution and survival models in estimating the marginal cost of track renewals. Both approaches describe the renewal process in intuitively similar ways but have several methodological distinctions. Using...

Circular economy running in circles?: A discourse analysis of shifts in ideas of...

Circular economy has in recent years been promoted as a promising alternative to unsustainable production systems. By comparing two different concepts of circularity, circular economy and eco-cycle, which had political momentum in Sweden during the...



ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is postponed until August 2021.

European Transport Conference

The ETC, European Transport Conference will be organized in an online format.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020

VTI and Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) organise Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020. 



Additional policy instruments are needed to achieve Swedish environmental quality objectives for maritime transport

Achieving the national and international environmental objectives for maritime airborne emissions requires a combination of new and more powerful policy instruments. The policies already in place are not enough. This is one of the conclusions of a research...


Opportunities for a new market in electrified regional flight

Large, electrified aircraft is far off in the future. On the other hand, there may be potential for a new market with smaller regional flights. These are the conclusions of a literature survey made by researchers at VTI.


Need for standards as electric road systems are developed

The need for standardisation is increasing as electric road systems are reaching higher levels of maturity. A large part of the standards for intelligent transport systems (ITS) assessed in a new VTI and SIS study was considered potentially useful for...


Unique knowledge compilation on microplastics from road traffic

Although we know that tyre and road surface wear generates significant emissions of microplastic particles, knowledge about them is very limited. This is the conclusion of a report issued by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).


Measures for infrastructure climate adaptation requires prioritisation

The effect of climate change will result in more extreme weather events causing for example increased risk of floods, and landslides, which will result in great costs to society. Therefore, society needs to prepare for the consequences brought on by climate...


Increased interest in train simulators

VTI has developed a train simulator that has become a valued tool in train driver education and research on how simulators can be used to improve railway technology.