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    A case study exploring firefighters’ and municipal officials’ preparedness for electrical vehicles

    2017-05-15

    News. A VTI-study presents a social perspective on new vehicle technology. It explores the self-reported preparedness of the fire departments (i.e., rescue services) in Sweden’s three largest cities regarding rescue operations involving electrical vehicles (EVs). Read more... »

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    Pioneering research on and about bicycles at VTI

    2017-05-02

    News. Under what circumstances might cyclists lose tyre grip? What actions could then be taken to prevent a crash? VTI is currently developing a theoretical model of the behaviour of bicycle tyres during braking and steering in different situations and on different... Read more... »

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    Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

    2017-05-02

    News. If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)... Read more... »

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    VTI road dust sampling equipment exported

    2017-03-29

    News. The ability to sample and analyse road dust amounts and properties is vital to the effort to reduce levels of hazardous particles in our ambient air. The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has been performing such sampling for many... Read more... »

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    International conference on Electric Road Systems

    2017-03-02

    News. The Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads, where VTI is one of the partners, is arranging the first dedicated international conference on the topic, 14-15th of June 2017. The venue is Sandviken in Sweden where Europe's first Electric... Read more... »

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    Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

    2017-02-22

    News. The Länsförsäkringsbolagen (Swedish County Insurance Companies) research fund has been financing a three-year research programme under the auspices of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) since the spring of 2015. The aim is to... Read more... »

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    Fossil-free fuels make a clear leap forward

    2017-02-22

    News. Each year the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) organizes the Nordic region’s largest annual conference for the transport sector. For three years running there has been a session on Transportforum dealing with the development of new... Read more... »

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    Sustainability a long way off for aviation

    2017-02-22

    News. It is hardly a secret that aviation must reduce its negative impact on the climate. This will require either less air travel or a breakthrough in sustainable aviation fuels. This subject was discussed recently during a session at Transportforum, the Nordic... Read more... »

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    How can high levels of particles in tunnels be reduced?

    2017-02-22

    News. A new study from the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) demonstrates that older types of trains produce more particulate emissions in railroad tunnels than do newer ones. Dust binding, improved paving, and reduced studded tyre use could... Read more... »

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    Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability

    2017-02-22

    News. The Swedish Transport Agency has tasked the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with developing a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability in individuals with loss of field of vision. In a newly published report, the... Read more... »