Attention and distraction

Driver distraction, or road user attention as we prefer to call it, is a complex and context dependent issue full of nuances; Does the navigation system make you look away from the road? More or less so as compared to a paper map? Should mobile phones be banned while driving? What if the conversation keeps you alert enough to make it to the next rest area? And how do you adapt your behaviour when you choose to call a friend, as compared to when your phone suddently starts to ring? And what about cyclists with headphones? Can they compensate for the reduced capability to hear the surrounding traffic?

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Objektiv mätning av ytskador och sprickor i vägytan: Vägytemätning med skannande...

As condition measurements carried out on the Swedish national road network currently do not provide a sufficiently comprehensive description of all types of distress, it is difficult to select the sections most in need of maintenance. This lack of...

Incidence of acute injuries among licensed and non-licensed cyclists using insurance...

Few previous studies have examined acute injuries in competitive cycling or training as compared to other sports. By using nationwide insurance data including all injured cyclist registered in the Swedish Cycling Federation and all reported injuries...

Assessment of the quality of life in cities Environmental conditions and mobility

Researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden collaborate in the EU sponsored project »Asses implementations in the frame of the Cities of Tomorrow« (ASI). ASI is centered on quality of life issues and the way they are...

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25-27
Aug

ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is postponed until August 2021.
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. 
4-6
Nov

International Cycling Safety Conference

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, organises together with Lund University the International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC, in Lund 4-6 November 2020.

LATEST NEWS


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...


2020-05-25

Unique knowledge compilation on microplastics from road traffic

Although we know that tyre and road surface wear generates significant emissions of microplastic particles, knowledge about them is very limited. This is the conclusion of a report issued by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).


2020-05-25

Measures for infrastructure climate adaptation requires prioritisation

The effect of climate change will result in more extreme weather events causing for example increased risk of floods, and landslides, which will result in great costs to society. Therefore, society needs to prepare for the consequences brought on by climate...


2020-04-16

Increased interest in train simulators

VTI has developed a train simulator that has become a valued tool in train driver education and research on how simulators can be used to improve railway technology.