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Category Archives: Maintenance
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...
Maintaining operability of the road network requires regular maintenance and improvement works, which can pose harm to traffic. A recent study produced background for an implementation and usage strategy for cooperative road works warnings in the Finnish road environment. Cooperative road works...
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...
Friction is an important property for road safety. VTI has investigated how roads change in the first few weeks after surfacing work has been completed. Researchers recommend posting warning signs when the road is opened and waiting at least three weeks to measure the friction of the road. A few...
In the WiRMa- (Industrial Internet Applications in Winter Road Maintenance) project, new vehicular road condition data observation methods are tested and studied. Such novel innovations and services require working business models and commitment of the business actors. A recent master’s thesis...
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. investigated motorists’ criteria for winter tyre choices. The results of a nationwide survey showed that traction on ice was the most crucial tyre feature, especially for motorists using studded tyres, whereas for users of studless winter tyres, the...
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, VTI, has tested a new scanning-laser technology for road surface measurement. The tests show the new technology for comprehensive transverse-profile measurement provides dependable values in measuring transverse profile and rut...