Category Archives: Passenger Transport

Societal consequences of automated vehicles in a Norwegian context

If not regulatory factors are established the potential for chaos in urban areas are likely. Automated vehicles have great potential in improving individual mobility and traffic safety, as well as reducing environmental burdens. However, automated vehicles are also expected to present various...

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in rural context

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has studied Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept in rural areas.  The results indicate that the collaboration of relevant stakeholders is the key enabler of rural MaaS. Combining different transport services and creating travel chains are identified as...

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The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe

VTI is participating in the research project TInnGO – Transport Innovation Gender Observatory. It is the first major EU project of its kind relating to the transport sector, gender equality and diversity. The VTI project manager Lena Levin appreciates the emphasis on the social...

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Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial to society? The coordinator for...

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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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Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. The stretch of road outside Stockholm...

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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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Densification in nodes reduce car traffic

Workplaces and dwellings located in nodes generates less car traffic per inhabitant and per employee than dwellings and workplaces located outside the nodes, but more traffic than those located in city centres. A Norwegian research project has studied the effects on traffic and emissions of...

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All-time high for public transport in Norway

Public transport use in Norway is at all-time high. This high usage level is a result of political priorities, and represents a cost in terms of subsidies to public transport. Norway has a rapidly growing population, but with 5,3 million inhabitants on 324 000 sq.km, the country is still...

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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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