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


Sleep Noise

It is well known that sleepiness is an important contributor to crashes. The drivers are influenced by circadian low, hours slept or being awake. There is also reason to believe that variations in interior road noise may be a contributing factor. Up...

How to measure efficiency in risk prevention?

Risk assessment methods form corner stones in the striving to reduce risks and threats to human life and society. Proposed actions can be physical or non-physical and adopted or declined after political evaluation, with consideration taken to...

Sustainability Aspects of Flood Risk Management

Aspects of sustainable development are crucial for Flood Risk Management (FRM). These aspects are relevant for the flood risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk-reduction. Two case studies are used to identify potential conflicts between different...

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LATEST NEWS


2017-02-22

Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

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...


2017-02-22

Fossil-free fuels make a clear leap forward

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...


2017-02-22

Sustainability a long way off for aviation

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...


2017-02-22

How can high levels of particles in tunnels be reduced?

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...


2017-02-22

Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability

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...


2017-02-22

Mobile phones in cars: how extensive is their use?

There are many views and assertions regarding mobile phone use while driving. Researchers at the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) are conducting a study to gain more knowledge of this issue.