Electric roads now being tested in real traffic

Electric roads enable the transport sector to be powered by a broad green-energy base of wind, solar, and hydro power. Having stakeholders and policymakers with the courage to make the commitment, Sweden has an opportunity to be a trailblazer. Tests and demonstrations are underway in the Swedish project Electric Road Procurement to expedite the development process.

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Välfärdskonsekvenser för individer med återkallat körkort på grund av synfältsbortfall

To suddenly lose a driving license because of a physical impairment, may well have dire consequences for the individual welfare. This report investigates its effect on a person’s circumstances, in particular with regard to visual field loss.The...

Appendix to VTI rapport 1019


Simulering av typtunnlar på höghastighetsbanan med avseende på kyla och isbildning

This project aims to calculate temperatures and ice formation in the tunnels needed for the planned Swedish high-speed rail. The primary use of the results is as a background to produce guidelines for the dimensioning of concrete lining and...

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4-5
Dec

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 
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.
25-27
Aug

ICTTP 2020

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

LATEST NEWS


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.


2019-09-06

VTI is a new partner in f3

Since the end of January, VTI is a partner in f3, the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. f3 is a national knowledge centre for collaboration between industry actors, universities, institutes, and government agencies committed to...


2019-09-04

Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator

A project is currently underway in which VTI’s recently developed bicycle simulator is being used to study the interaction between cyclists, and drivers. The aim is to investigate how different infrastructure designs and types of vehicles influence cyclist...


2019-08-23

The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe

VTI is participating in the research project TInnGO – Transport Innovation Gender Observatory. It is the first major EU project of its kind relating to the transport sector, gender equality and diversity. The VTI project manager Lena Levin appreciates the...


2019-08-19

A driving licence withdrawal can have major consequences in everyday life

A withdrawn driving licence can have negative consequences for a person’s ability to shape their own life. A study from VTI investigates how individuals with visual field loss have been affected by no longer being permitted to drive.


2019-08-13

Measuring sleepiness – a challenge for researchers

Driver fatigue has been a research area at VTI for several years, and the researchers have studied various aspects such as the working hours of professional drivers, driver behaviour, accident risks, and the design of warning systems. They are now moving...