About VTI

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Our principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. We are dedicated to the continuous development of knowledge pertaining to the transport sector, and in this way contribute actively to the attainment of the goals of Swedish transport policy.

LATEST RESEARCH


Update of the EVA model

The current European emission model, HBEFA, specifies emission factors for different driving patterns and vehicle types. This model does not study the example of individual intersections. This study utilizes the same microscopic model, PHEM...

MANAGEMENT BY GOOD INTENTIONS AND BEST WISHES – ON SUSTAINABILITY, TOURISM AND TRANSPORT...

The Swedish government, despite a possible value conflict with the ambitious Swedish climate mitigation objectives, has stated that tourism development is an important basis for economic growth, not least in rural areas. This paper explores how the...

Success factors for local traffic noise abatement

Road noise nuisance is a huge problem in Nordic municipalities. It seems difficult to meet national targets for noise abatement. One reason is lack of municipal attention. This study of municipal noise abatement policy shows that road traffic noise...

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LATEST NEWS


2016-12-20

Winter tyres: small differences in grip on wet asphalt

Researchers at the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) have studied how grip on wet asphalt under winter conditions deteriorates with the age and wear of different types of winter tyres.


2016-12-19

Different speeds for different drivers – on the same stretch of road

Traffic backups can be reduced by new traffic systems in which each vehicle is given an individual speed limit. The major challenge is to get everyone to agree to such a system. VTI is now demonstrating the benefits of new information sources by co-authoring...


2016-12-14

An active driving style reduces the risk of ATV rollover

According to earlier research, rollovers are a type of accident that often has severe consequences for ATV drivers. A recently published VTI study demonstrates that an active driving style is needed to drive an ATV safely, but that the requisite training is...


2016-10-12

Major European project for safer cycling

More and more cyclists are dying or sustaining severe injuries in traffic. A major EU project is studying ways of facilitating the interaction between cyclists and drivers with the help of technical aids in order to reduce the risk of accidents.


2016-10-12

Research station with a focus on the environment

There is only one permanent environmental and road research station in Sweden, situated on the E18 motorway between Västerås and Enköping. VTI is now taking over as the new research coordinator for the station.


2016-10-12

Simulated pedestrian traffic key piece of the puzzle for sustainable trips

Society’s interest in planning for pedestrian traffic is growing. Planners are increasingly concerned with ensuring that the interaction between different types of transportation, such as public transport, walking, and cycling, operates as flexibly as...