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The Sunshine Tunnel – Routing Sunlight into Tunnels with the Help of Photovoltaic Panels

Most tunnels rely on a complex web of power cables feeding electricity from distant energy sources to power light fixtures mounted in the ceiling. At the same time the tunnels are surrounded by daylight. A new pilot project at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) aims to challenge this...

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Criteria for Closing Mountain Passes Based on Friction Measurement and Crosswind

In 2006 there was a bus accident on a mountain pass in Norway called Dovrefjell. There was strong wind combined with ice covered road. As a result of this very strong crosswind and the slippery conditions the bus lost the grip on the front wheels and the driver couldn’t control the bus. The bus...

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Improving Infrastructure to Withstand Natural Hazards – a Major R&D Project for a Safer Society

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Natural hazards – infrastructure for floods and slides (NIFS) is a multi-disciplinary project based on Report no. 15 to the Storting15 (2011-2012) entitled How to live with the risks –about floods and slides, and the subsequent parliamentary debate. The Norwegian National Rail...

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“BEST” – a Programme for Improved Traffic Safety

Bicyclist in traffic
In 2013, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration initiated a five-year research programme called “BEST” (“Bedre Sikkerhet i Trafikken” , literally “Better Safety in Traffic”). The main purpose of this programme is to generate knowledge that may be of crucial importance when it...

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Roadside Facilities Are Vital for Motor Tourist Satisfaction

The Geirangerfjord in the south-western part of Norway has a breathtaking view.
Roadside facilities are crucial to motor tourists’ route satisfaction and loyalty. Tourism route managers should thus secure the quality of these and related infrastructure facilities and services. This is a main result of a study of the users of two scenic roads in Norway that differ with...

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