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Positive results of carsharing setup in Iceland
Posted on May 11, 2023 by nradmin
The first carshare vehicles were introduced by Zipcar in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the first time in 2017. EFLA Consulting Engineers probed into carsharing users travel patterns and car ownership. This research was funded by the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration Research Fund. Zipcar...
Parcel lockers reduce car use related to pick-up of goods
Posted on April 19, 2023 by nradmin
Package lockers provide more climate-friendly distribution than home delivery and pick-up in stores and kiosks. This is one of the main findings in a new TØI-report where researchers have investigated the use of parcel lockers at pick-up points in neighborhoods in Oslo, Bærum, Asker and...
Norwegian online shoppers positive to environmentally friendly home delivery
Posted on April 17, 2023 by nradmin
Norwegian customers want and are willing to pay for environmentally friendly home delivery, but not if the price or delivery time increase. These are some of the major findings in a new report from the Institute of Transport Economics. The increasing trend of online shopping in Norway has...
VTI’s measurements make airfields safe
Posted on April 12, 2023 by nradmin
Håkan Carlsson is the laboratory manager for measurement technology and workshop at VTI. His role gives him responsibility for the activities, and he normally doesn't have time to take part in the practical work. However, there is one exception, and that is proof load testing for airfield bearing...
Multiple new EU projects underway
Posted on March 16, 2023 by nradmin
A total of seven applications from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) have been granted by Horizon Europe, the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation. Grant applications from VTI have enjoyed a high success rate. Of 17 applications...
The risk of road accidents increases as more and more roads become polished
Posted on February 21, 2023 by nradmin
In recent years, there have been a number of serious road accidents due to motorists skidding off the road. The reason is believed to be that the country's roads are becoming increasingly smooth. VTI has investigated the cause of the problem in a pilot study. New designs of studded tyres, a rise...
Nordic cooperation for increased circularity of textiles
Posted on February 16, 2023 by nradmin
The textile industry is one of the most polluted industries in the world and is estimated to account for ten percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Despite this, clothes and home textiles are not handled according to the waste hierarchy, where priority should be given to prevent generation of...
Major challenges for international freight transport during the pandemic
Posted on December 20, 2022 by nradmin
Reduced capacity, major delays and cost increases for international freight transport, but little change in transport volumes related to Norwegian foreign trade. This is the main findings in one of two new TØI reports which examines how the Corona pandemic affected freight transport in Norway...
VTI develops models for crash tests of both women and men
Posted on December 19, 2022 by nradmin
The aim is to be able to evaluate the protection provided by car seats in the event of a collision – and that it applies to everyone, regardless of gender. This is not the case today. Researchers at VTI and Chalmers have therefore developed two seat evaluation tools that correspond to a female...
Emphasis on road safety at RS5C
Posted on December 14, 2022 by nradmin
RS5C stands for Road Safety on Five Continents and is VTI’s international conference focusing on road safety. This conference is aimed at researchers, authorities and other stakeholders, and its objective is to share and create cooperation on research results in the field of transport and road...