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Every year 1.24 million people are killed due to road traffic injuries and even though many countries are tackling the problem the number of fatalities is expected to increase.

Prioritisation of research initiatives to enhance the knowledge about main factors affecting road safety performance as well as the development of strategies to maximize the spatial and temporal scope of major safety related interventions are key actions to improve safety.

For the RS5C conference, May 16-18, 2018 on Jeju Island, South Korea the Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts and papers covering:

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Local changes in the wake electroencephalogram precedes lane departures

The objective of this exploratory study is to investigate if lane departures are associated with local sleep, measured via source-localized electroencephalography (EEG) theta power in the 5-9 Hz frequency range. Thirty participants drove in an...

Modelling sea transport loops

The Swedish national freight transport model system Samgods is a freight model that simulates logistics decision at a disaggregated firm-to-firm level. The model calculates total annual transport demand in Sweden for all transport modes based on a...

Swedish Transport Administration’s procurement of road surface measurement services for...

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) annually monitors the condition of the national road network with survey vehicles. This is an operation that is, in principle, still carried out using the same technical basis as in 1986. During...

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2017-03-29

VTI road dust sampling equipment exported

The ability to sample and analyse road dust amounts and properties is vital to the effort to reduce levels of hazardous particles in our ambient air. The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has been performing such sampling for many...


2017-03-02

International conference on Electric Road Systems

The Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads, where VTI is one of the partners, is arranging the first dedicated international conference on the topic, 14-15th of June 2017. The venue is Sandviken in Sweden where Europe's first Electric...


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...