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The rapid increase of E-scooters translates into more accidents

E-scooters have shown to be a new popular mode of transport. VSO Consulting for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration's research fund has investigated different aspects of e-scooters such as use and accident risk. In recent years, e-scooters have been making their way as a new active...

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Electrification of the transport sector

Greater knowledge is required to accelerate the electrification of the transport sector. The Swedish Government has tasked the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with contributing such knowledge. The first three reports, dealing with digitisation, costs and maritime...

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Electric vehicles cut emissions from goods delivery by 94 per cent

Replacing diesel cars with small electric vehicles virtually eliminated greenhouse gas emissions from goods delivery in downtown Oslo. No conflicts or accidents during the test period occurred, but the efficiency of the logistics was not as good as expected beforehand. These are the main...

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Pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents and their prevention

According to a recent study by VTT, pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents occur frequently during winter causing substantial suffering and societal costs in Finland. Icy walking conditions, insufficient winter maintenance and inappropriate shoes often contribute to falls. Moreover, the consequences...

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Study of infrastructure support and classification for automated driving on Finnish motorways

Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency set a project to assess the feasibility of Finnish motorway section between Helsinki and Tampere on E12 highway for operation of SAE Level 3-4 automated vehicles, to propose a framework for service level classification for them and to prepare a proposal for...

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