Category Archives: Human Behaviour and Attitudes

How will social trends impact transport?

Societal trends and technology will have an impact on future transport system.
A new report focuses on identifying trends that can cause radical change in the relationship between the transport system and society. This report has been written as part of the preliminary work for the Norwegian National Transport Plan 2022 – 2033. Digitalisation and increased awareness...

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More children participate in organized leisure activities

Organized leisure activities, like football, have increased among children.
... and they start to participate in organized leisure activities at a younger age. A new study explores changes in children’s play, through changes in participation in three different out-of-home leisure activities during the last decade in Norway as well as the interactions between these...

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Same survey of road users’ attitudes in 50 countries

At the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference, RS5C, a survey of road users' attitudes in 38 countries was presentet. Results show large differences between countries in many areas, both regarding behavior and attitudes. A new survey in 50 countries will be conducted in 2018 and the Swedish...

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ADAS&ME is tackling the interaction between people and technology

ADAS&ME
ADAS&ME is a major EU project focused on automation, the human condition and  the human environment. The budget is EUR 9.6 million and VTI is the coordinator. ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. ADAS&ME in turn is an acronym for “Adaptive ADAS to support...

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Testing automation in EU project

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is leading a series of tests in a major EU project on automated driving. The first driving tests were carried out on a test track in Slovenia in December 2017. The project will focus in part on acceptance among different groups in...

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Active Driving Style Reduces 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 currently lacking. Researchers at...

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Motorcycle Safety – Updated Knowledge

Motorcycle
Among the most important risk factors for motorcyclists are high speed and young riders, while drunk riding is not a common problem. A new report contains updated versions of five chapters of the Handbook of Road Safety Measures about motorcycle safety. Literature studies were conducted with...

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15 Types of Countermeasures for use in Fatigue Risk Management

Person in bed shutting alarm clock off.
Increased safety in land- and sea-based transport can be achieved if more employers manage the risks related to operator fatigue. An effective way to do this is to select and apply a number of countermeasures to manage fatigue along a risk trajectory, beginning with the nature and timing of work...

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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 possible to increase the proportion of...

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Yielding Rates Increase at Crosswalks with “SeeMe”

A crosswalk sign at dusk.
A recent study shows that the pedestrian crosswalk warning system "SeeMe" increases the yielding rate on average by 14 per cent. "SeeMe" is a warning system with automatic pedestrian detection that is mounted on crosswalk signs. Amber flashing lights are activated when pedestrians are...

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