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Sweep-salting in Karlstad: Challenges and opportunities

Sweep salting bicycle paths
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has analysed the conceivable advantages and disadvantages of sweep-salting bicycle paths in Karlstad, a seaside town in Sweden with an estimated 90,000 inhabitants. The town’s location and climate make sweep-salting a good method...

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Winter Testing in Driving Simulator Being Improved

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is constantly researching ways to develop and improve the ability of its driving simulators to simulate reality. One such piece of research is WinterSim, a three-year doctoral project aiming to recreate certain properties specific...

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Developing Winter Road Maintenance Technologies, Services and Business

Image showing typical winter driving conditions on Finnish main road
Finnish companies, authorities and research institutes have a long tradition of dealing with winter conditions. Key stakeholders in the winter maintenance branch have joined forces to develop new services and products. Due to its geographical location and four seasons, Finland has had to...

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Modelling Residual Salt – MORS

Nordic Road Authorities join efforts for better decision making in road winter service. A new model for predicting residual salt on the road enables a more precise and economic salt spreading without compromising traffic safety and road network accessibility. Introduction In an effort towards...

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