Category Archives: Intelligent Transport Systems

How to demonstrate added value of innovation platforms in the context of public transport and ITS?

A recent study, done as part of VTT’s Living Lab Bus -project, discusses the use of open innovation platforms to create more value in collaboration with multiple stakeholders using shared assets. The main purpose was to describe how different functions of innovation platform create added value in...

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Self-driving buses in Linköping part of the EU project SHOW

The benefits of self-driving vehicles for people with disabilities are one of the focus area for a recently launched EU project linked to self-driving buses in Linköping, Sweden. Two self-driving buses of different brands are in service in Linköping, Sweden, since late 2019. Together, they...

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Connected vehicles solve parking problems

Vehicles circulating in the city centre in search of a free parking space is a growing problem. A cloud service that tracks the traffic situation and the availability of free parking spaces could reduce both traffic and congestion. In a new study by VTI and the University of Skövde and other...

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Agile evaluation methods for ITS

Successful deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications requires information on their impacts, costs and benefits, technical functioning and other characteristics. However, the resources, time and data available for evaluation of ITS systems are usually limited. Evaluation methods...

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Impacts of connected and automated driving on national road authorities’ policy targets

The main purpose of this article is to summarize state of the art on the impacts of connected and automated driving (CAD) on travel demand, travel behavior, traffic flow, safety and energy (reported in MANTRA deliverable D3.1). The review is based on ongoing and recently completed EU and national...

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How to make autonomous vehicles coexist with other traffic

The road infrastructure must be prepared for self-driving vehicles – especially in the beginning when the concepts are still new. Researchers are contributing to this through CoEXist, an EU-funded research project in which VTI participates as the largest partner. The gap between the rapid...

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VTI’s simulators are being used for emergency vehicles 

Better accessibility and shorter response times for emergency vehicles – this is something that standardised, directed, traffic messages, transmitted over the 5G network can contribute. Within the EU project Nordic Way 2, a functioning prototype of such a service is being developed. This is being...

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ITS and C-ITS online training

The CAPITAL project has developed an online training platform on Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and Cooperative ITS (C-ITS). The platform includes ten courses on different topics. In addition to the online training, the project organizes face-to-face trainings to engage stakeholders in the...

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A new concept for smart logistics

Corridor as a Service (CaaS) is a new concept for smart logistics. The goal of the new operating model is to improve goods logistics in a business led manner in order to facilitate international commerce and to enable new value adding services for companies which are buying logistics and also for...

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Increased safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position paper created by the Forum of European...

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