Category Archives: Human Behaviour and Attitudes

Half of e-scooter riders in Oslo have driven while under the influence of alcohol.

43 percent of e-scooter riders rode with a blood alcohol-level above the legal limit and they see it as unlikely to be stopped in alcohol control. According to a new TØI report over 50 percent of the e-scooters riders "almost always" drive without a helmet, in addition to the high number...

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Designing automated driving HMI for a city bus (in TrustVehicle)

The TrustVehicle project developed and demonstrated an intuitive human machine interface (HMI) for automated driving functionality of an electric city bus with professional drivers. One critical part of Automated Driving (AD) development is the HMI design. Information presented on the HMI is...

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Trains, humans and systems

Several VTI projects are looking at the human factor of the railway system. One project looks at preventing trespassing on the railway tracks, another is looking for the root causes of human errors in rail traffic management. When unauthorised people encroach on railway tracks, this creates major...

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TRA VISIONS 2020

TRA VISIONS is a contest for young  and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...

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Speed display signs reduce driving speed at pedestrian crossings on collector streets

A recent study evaluated speed display signs at pedestrian crossings in a low-speed (40 km/h) urban environment. Installing speed displays significantly reduced the mean speed, proportion of speeding vehicles, and approaching speed at pedestrian crossings. The speed ​​displays were installed...

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EU project to reduce emissions

Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. A three-year EU project, in which VTI is participating, aims to achieve a wider societal impact by providing citizens with the knowledge and tools to understand, assess and control their pollutant...

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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 the...

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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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