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.


The marginal cost of reinvestments in Sweden’s railway network

This study provides new estimates of the marginal cost of railway reinvestments using Swedish data on reinvestment costs, traffic, and other railway network characteristics for the period 1999–2014. The empirical analysis is based on a two-part...

Representation of the Swedish transport and logistics system in Samgods v. 1.1.

The national model for freight transportation in Sweden is called Samgods. The purpose of the model is to provide a tool for forecasting and planning of the transport system. Samgods can be used in policy analysis such as studying the effects of a...

A Framework for Credibility Assessment of a Powertrain Model in Driving Simulator Studies

When performing a driving simulator study, validity of the vehicle model for the intended driving task is of key importance; otherwise, the reliability of the study results might be jeopardized. In this paper a framework for real-time credibility...



Game Plan Europe

In connection to a European policy conference, arranged by Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency, there is an opportunity to network and exchange experiences and ideas with Anna Anund (VTI) and other representatives from the Horizon 2020 project ADAS&ME.


Welcome to Linköping, Sweden, and the largest annual transport conference in the Nordic countries.

Thredbo 15

Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden, and Thredbo 15, International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport.



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.


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.


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...


Bringing together Nordic expertise

Road dust can be cleaned up or bound to the road surface, but more knowledge is needed to determine which approach is more effective. Project Nordust is consequently starting as a Nordic cooperative initiative in which researchers from Sweden, Iceland,...


Savelec – Electromagnetic pulse cannon tested at VTI

The EU's Savelec project, in which VTI has been involved, has the goal of develop a safe method for stopping vehicles in connection with, for example, police interventions. Potential end users from a number of different European countries gathered at VTI to...


A 9.6 million euros project – largest in VTI's history

There is currently a lot of excitement surrounding VTI's announcement of the European Commission’s approval of a major automated driving project. VTI will lead the project, which will have 30 organisations from 11 countries participating.