Accredited crash testing, road equipment, barriers

The VTI crash safety laboratory has been involved in crash testing of barriers already in the 1950s and in the 1970s. When the European EN1317 procedure was in its initial phase in the beginning of 1990s, VTI did take part of both the theoretical development of the procedure, and the running tests to gain experience. Until today, about 600 barrier crash tests have been run, ensuring a broad and deep knowledge of the procedure.

The VTI crash safety laboratory is the only accredited laboratory in Sweden to perform crash testing of barriers.

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Development and evaluation of methods comparing bicycle light features

In this report, we present the results from a study commissioned by the research foundation of Länsförsäkringar (Länsförsäkringsbolagens forskningsfond). The aim was to develop and evaluate methods for testing how well-suited different bicycle...

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22
Oct

TInnGO Multistakeholder forum

Researchers from VTI are attending discussing the challenges of using an intersectional approach in transport research and pose possible solutions for researchers and policy makers wishing to adopt intersectionality.
4
Nov

Webinar: We share the space – bicyclists and motor vehicles...

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, and SAFER invite you to a webinar to share knowledge about the latest research on cyclists interacting with vehicles.
4
Nov

Mistra SAMS Kitchen Talks

Jacob Witzell, VTI, makes a presentation on the topic ”Assessment tensions – marginalization of climate mitigation futures in long-term transport planning” at Mistra SAMS virtual Kitchen Talk.

LATEST NEWS


2020-10-20

Nordic project to enhance circularity of textiles

Doubling the life of textiles will reduce the climate impact by 40-50%. Still most of the used textiles generated in the Nordic region is incinerated instead of being reused, remanufactured and recycled. To enhance circularity of textiles a two-year Nordic...


2020-10-07

Comprehensive expertise of VTI researchers contributes to EU research

The EU project ADAS&ME, to date the largest project coordinated by VTI, has recently reached completion. Simultaneously, VTI was involved in the launch of the largest European project of its kind, SHOW, established to demonstrate future concepts for...


2020-10-02

Governing smart mobility to achieve broader sustainability goals

K2 researchers Alexander Paulsson and Claus Hedegaard Sørensen have edited an anthology, Shaping smart mobility futures: governance and policy instruments in times of sustainability transitions, showing the complexity of governing smart mobility and the...


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...