Category Archives: Vehicles

VTI participated in conference on electric roads

Systems with electrified roads are a relatively new concept and many projects have been launched in recent years. To stimulate the transfer of knowledge and collaboration, the Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads arranged its second International Conference on Electric Road Systems...

Read more
Posted in Conference, Energy and Fuel, Infrastructure, Vehicles | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on VTI participated in conference on electric roads

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...

Read more
Posted in Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ADAS&ME is tackling the interaction between people and technology

EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

Cyclists are one category of unprotected road users
According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU project Prospect intends to...

Read more
Posted in Cycling, Safety, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians

Safety is key when Finns choose winter tyres

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. investigated motorists’ criteria for winter tyre choices. The results of a nationwide survey showed that traction on ice was the most crucial tyre feature, especially for motorists using studded tyres, whereas for users of studless winter tyres, the...

Read more
Posted in Maintenance, Vehicles | Tagged | Comments Off on Safety is key when Finns choose winter tyres

EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

A virtual model of the human, developed in the the Vinnova financed project VIVA
Crash safety testing is one of the tools used to improve safety on roads. The EU is therefore funding a research project that started recently to develop virtual methods of crash testing. The long-term goal is to supplement the physical evaluation of crash protection in and from the cars by virtual...

Read more
Posted in Safety, Simulation, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on EU project on traffic safety and crash testing

Norwegian car sellers believe the future is electric

Considering the electric vehicles to be the future, the salespeople in Norway appreciate the electric car sales. Researchers at TØI, KTH and RISE/Viktoria AB in Sweden have conducted a survey of 1000 vehicle buyers in Sweden and Norway as well as interviews with Norwegian car...

Read more
Posted in Energy and Fuel, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Norwegian car sellers believe the future is electric

Peak fossil fueled based vehicle ownership

Norway’s policy on electric vehicles has led to a tipping point of fossil fueled based vehicle ownership by households. Battery electric vehicles reached in 2017 a market share of 20 per cent in Norway, and a fleet share of 5.1 per cent. This impressive development is the result of large...

Read more
Posted in Energy and Fuel, Vehicles | Tagged , | Comments Off on Peak fossil fueled based vehicle ownership

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...

Read more
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Vehicles | Tagged | Comments Off on Increased safety of automated cars

One-third of moped riders own tuned moped

Young Norwegians show positive attitudes regarding road safety. However, about one-third of moped riders own a tuned moped. Researchers at Institute of Transport Economics in Norway (TØI) have done a survey among approximately 800 moped and 1100 light motorcycle riders who had passed the...

Read more
Posted in Vehicles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on One-third of moped riders own tuned moped

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....

Read more
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Uncategorized, Vehicles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Service for safety-related traffic information