Category Archives: Vehicles

More fast chargers are needed to ensure efficient charging for a growing number of electric vehicles

Researchers has analyzed actual use of fast chargers. Analysis of actual use of fast chargers in two charging infrastructure operator networks reveals a large spread in achieved charge power between users, seasons, vehicles and locations. The actual use of fast chargers in Norway has not been...

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VTI’s simulators are being used for emergency vehicles 

Better accessibility and shorter response times for emergency vehicles – this is something that standardised, directed, traffic messages, transmitted over the 5G network can contribute. Within the EU project Nordic Way 2, a functioning prototype of such a service is being developed. This is being...

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Several actors collaborating on HCT vehicles

The increasing amount of freight, congestion on the roads and environmental emissions are problems that high capacity vehicles, HCT vehicles, can contribute to solving. August 2018 saw the commencement of the two-year project “Performance based standards for HCT in Sweden II” (PBS II). The...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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