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Electric flight route Stavanger-Bergen – Commitment to testing electric planes is socially beneficial

An investment in a demonstration case with electric planes on the Stavanger-Bergen route in the 2020s can accelerate electric aircraft in Norwegian aviation and thus have a greater net societal benefit than not investing in electric aviation. This is the main conclusion in a new report from the...

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Research on rail transport at VTI

VTI strives to increase research in the field of rail transport, and currently it has about twenty people working in this area. Together they represent a broad and deep competence base with an interdisciplinary approach. Peter Torstensson, acting Director of Research at VTI and a docent at...

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Wider roads can result in fewer accidents

In roads with only two lanes and oncoming traffic, making the roads wider can reduce traffic accidents when traffic volumes are high. Photo: Shutterstock A new TØI report Safety effects of cross section elements describes how traffic accidents are affected by different road standards....

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VTI simulator included in a study on how drivers are affected by carbon dioxide

Moderately-high levels of carbon dioxide, which can often occur in vehicles, can adversely affect people. What effects different carbon dioxide levels can have on health status and driving performance, VTI researchers are now investigating with the help of one of the institute's driving...

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Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway

VTT and TØI have investigated the role the regulatory frameworks have played in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) developments in Finland and Norway in the REGSMART project. Emerging technologies and services, often bundled within “smart mobility”, represent a new transformation of the...

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