Research moving forward into skid-free pedestrian and bicycle paths

Many initiatives are currently underway around Sweden intended to make it safer to move around outdoors in winter and increase the proportion of trips by bicycle or on foot. However, nearly all our knowledge of winter road maintenance derives from the maintenance of airports and vehicle roads in wintertime. As a result, it is doubtful whether the follow-up methods, tools, and metrics currently available are applicable to pedestrian and bicycle paths.



Driftåtgärder mot PM10 i Stockholm: utvärdering av vintersäsongen 2016/2017

Since 2011, Stockholm City has been working to reduce the impact of road dust through improved and specific street operations to reduce particulate levels in the air. Since its inception, effects on dust load and air quality have been investigated...

Dynamisk prognosstyrd vintervägdrift: Fas 2

Unpredictable weather, short time frames and requirements of high quality can make a challenge of the winter road maintenance. The pressure on both operating staff and machine drivers is very high during periods. The road climate can vary greatly...

Exploring the suitability of virtual reality for driving simulation

Head mounted displays (HMDs) is an emerging technology and the availability of affordable systems is growing fast. Replacing projector and large screen solutions with head mounted displays may appear as an appealing solution. However, inherent...



Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The conference Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region is held i Vilnius, Lithuania. VTI is part of the organisation committé and also one of the speakers.



Users contribute to the development of train simulators

Apart from advanced driving simulators, VTI has developed several variations of train simulators which are used for training, education and research. In recent years, interest has increased drastically among major actors in the railway sector, and VTI has...


VR study to contribute to a better working environment for bus drivers

A study where bus drivers test autonomous driving in a VR environment may contribute to a better working environment with reduced stress on the driver and safer driving.


Non-native plant species spread via transport systems

Researchers at VTI have compiled a report on non-native invasive plant species in Sweden and how they spread via transport systems.


EU-project VIRTUAL: improving road safety with virtual crash tests

Crash tests are used to improve safety on roads. Therefore the EU now funds a research project to develop virtual methods of crash testing. VTI coordinates the project, called VIRTUAL. The project now invites experts interested in Human Body Modeling to join...


EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU...


Swedish organisations in EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash...