Category Archives: Human Behaviour and Attitudes

Ecodriver: a Major EU Fuel-efficient Driving Project Completed

VTI researcher Johan Olstam
For four years, researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (VTI) have been working on Ecodriver, a wide-ranging project under the auspices of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme involving twelve partners in eight countries who have jointly assessed innovative systems for...

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Fatigue a Problem in the Transport Sector

Image of a man driving a tram.
29 per cent of a sample of Norwegian transport operators report at least one episode of sleeping or nodding off while operating in the course of a three-month period. Based on retrospective ratings of the most recent operating period, alertness is found to decrease rapidly towards the final hour of...

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Money and Shame Lead Drunk Drivers to Refuse Alcohol Interlock System

Person holding car key standing next to car.
Losing one’s driving licence is an annoyance, and convicted drunk drivers report that it negatively affects their health, work life, and family life. Even so, two-thirds refuse the option of applying for a licence that is conditional on using an alcohol interlock during the probationary period....

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“Time to Get a Divorce from the Car”

Mobile phone connected to transport modes.
Currently, many in Sweden are getting their driving licences later in life and interest in car ownership is waning. Mobility services that combine multiple types of transport to make daily trips could consequently expand in scope. Presenters at Transportforum shared their visions and...

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures – Now in Portuguese

Michael W.J. Sørensen with the newly presented handbook translated to Portuguese
The newest edition of the “Handbook of Road Safety Measures” has been published in Portuguese and was released during the “Second Global High Level Conference on Road Safety” in Brazil on November 17, 2015. The Institute of Transport Economics in Norway has written the Handbook of...

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User Acceptance of Vehicle Safety Systems

Intelligent transport systems can effectively reduce emissions from vehicles, and the European Commission launched a directive in 2010 to speed up the deployment of these systems. User acceptance and demand are important factors for a successful deployment and can be measured in different...

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Countermeasures For Fatigue in Transportation

The overall aim with this study was to gather knowledge about countermeasures for driver fatigue in road, rail, sea and air transportation. The knowledge has been used as an input for evaluating advantages and disadvantages with different countermeasures and to estimate their potential to be...

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