Category Archives: Intelligent Transport Systems

ITS and C-ITS online training

The CAPITAL project has developed an online training platform on Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and Cooperative ITS (C-ITS). The platform includes ten courses on different topics. In addition to the online training, the project organizes face-to-face trainings to engage stakeholders in the...

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A new concept for smart logistics

Corridor as a Service (CaaS) is a new concept for smart logistics. The goal of the new operating model is to improve goods logistics in a business led manner in order to facilitate international commerce and to enable new value adding services for companies which are buying logistics and also for...

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Increased safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position paper created by the Forum of European...

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New methods for mobility impact assessment

Assessing the mobility impacts of upcoming transport inventions is difficult by using realised travel indicators alone. A recent Master of Science thesis, completed as a part of VTT’s methodology development work, introduces a conceptual model describing mobility as potential for travel. Its aim...

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Service for safety-related traffic information

The NordicWay Coop-project successfully piloted a service providing safety-related traffic information through cellular networks to road users in Finland. The users received the service well and the service was assessed to reduce accidents and thus have both traffic safety and travel time benefits....

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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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Self-driving buses for near future

A self-driving, fossil-free bus. This idea might become reality through a forthcoming collaborative project involving the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Linköping University and several other participants. The project group aims to have the self-driving bus in...

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European Mobility as a Service Roadmap 2025

The MAASiFiE project (Mobility As A Service For Linking Europe, 2015-2017) funded by CEDR aimed at identifying and analysing MaaS business models and service combinations. Also impact assessment and technological aspects of MaaS were studied. The main expected result was the Roadmap 2025 for MaaS...

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Collaborative Approach for Better Mobility Solutions

The TEAM project (Tomorrow’s Elastic Adaptive Mobility, 2012-2016), co-funded by the European Commission, created building blocks for connected and collaborative mobility. Eleven applications were developed for travellers and traffic management professionals to enable better mobility solutions....

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Different Speedlimits for Different Drivers

Traffic backups can be reduced by new traffic systems in which each vehicle is given an individual speed limit. The major challenge is to get everyone to agree to such a system. VTI is now demonstrating the benefits of new information sources by co-authoring a recently published book. Ellen...

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