Category Archives: Human Behaviour and Attitudes

How can the bus trip be improved for people with ADHD?

People with autism, ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders may experience difficulties in using public transport, which limits their opportunities for an active life in terms of school, work and hobbies. In a new research project, Jessica Berg and Jonas Ihlström will investigate how people...

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Sustainable business travel

Almost 40 per cent of distance travelled in Sweden is business travel (including study trips) and 66 per cent of those are by car. This is therefore an area where great environmental gains can be made if more sustainable modes of transport were used. Sonja Forward, Senior Researcher at the...

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Improved lighting for pedestrians and cyclists

Together with Lund University, researchers from VTI will study how outdoor lighting can improve the quality of walking and cycling trips at dusk and darkness. The end-product of the results will be recommendations for how footways and cycleways can be designed, maintained and illuminated in...

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VTI and SAFER are organising the world’s largest traffic and transport psychology conference in Gothenburg

In August 2020, VTI and SAFER are organising the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) in Gothenburg. ICTTP is held every four years, and this year is the seventh conference. The conference attracts around 400 participants who, over the course of three days, will...

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VTI launches new maritime research

VTI’s ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea Traffic Management. VTI’s maritime...

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Exploring driver and operator behaviour models in the context of automated driving – Identification of issues from a human actor perspective

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied human issues related to automated driving. The descriptive study explored three different theoretical approaches – one of which has been developed and applied in an industrial work context featuring a long tradition of human interaction with...

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New study examines the mental health of seamen

Working at sea and being away from home for long periods can be mentally straining. In a preparatory study, researchers at VTI will examine how prevalent mental ill health is among ship crews in Sweden, and how the shipping companies’ preventative efforts are working. Ships are very special...

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Measurement of fatigue among bus drivers in London provides tools for better traffic safety

VTI has participated in a study of fatigue among London bus drivers. The study has given Transport for London the tools to implement measures that deal with fatigue among the city’s bus drivers. The study was led by the Transport Safety Research Centre at the School of Design and Creative...

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Increasing cycling among the elderly

Cycling is good both for your health and the environment. It can give you freedom and the ability to get out and about, not least for the elderly. But with age, it can become harder to choose your bike over your car. Maybe your fitness and balance are not what they used to be, or you may have...

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Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator

A project is currently underway in which VTI’s recently developed bicycle simulator is being used to study the interaction between cyclists, and drivers. The aim is to investigate how different infrastructure designs and types of vehicles influence cyclist behaviour at intersections. The...

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