VTI partakes in the largest road and railway technology research programme ever in Sweden

– The challenge to partake in the programme is really exciting. It gives us an opportunity to use our broad competence in the area of road and railway technology as well as a chance to cooperate with the sector in a new and efficient way to solve our common challenges. To be entrusted with the sum of 40 million Swedish crowns per year in a period of five years for research is really inspiring, says Gunilla Franzén, head of the Infrastructure department at VTI.

LATEST RESEARCH


A method for road description based on map data and road measurements: White Paper

Simulation has become a useful tool for vehicle manufacturers in the design and assessment of new vehicles. Using an advanced driving simulator in early design phases may reveal defects in the construction, which otherwise would not be noticed until...

ViPCity

Today simulation studies in ViP are mainly carried out in countryside driving environments. There is a lack of city environments. This is probably due to the fact that creating and running countryside environments in some aspects are easier than...

MEET US


13-14
Oct

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. 
10-12
Nov

International Cycling Safety Conference

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, organises together with Lund University the International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC 2020. The conference is postponed to 10-12  November 2021.

LATEST NEWS


2020-08-19

Electric scooters are making their way into the accident statistics

The number of accidents involving electric scooters has increased from a few in 2017 to almost 500 in 2019 (January - October). This was also when electric scooters really made their entrance into Sweden's largest cities.


2020-08-17

How can the bus trip be improved for people with ADHD?

People with autism, ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders may experience difficulties in using public transport, which limits their opportunities for an active life in terms of school, work and hobbies.


2020-08-13

Evolution Road – new electric road tested both inside and out

In the beginning of May, the next-generation electric road was inaugurated in the city of Lund in southern Sweden. Ground based conductive charging technology will be tested on a kilometre long stretch of electric road in the bus lane in Getingevägen. This...


2020-06-18

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...


2020-06-16

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.


2020-06-15

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...