Category Archives: Passenger Transport

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...

Read more
Posted in Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Passenger Transport | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on How can the bus trip be improved for people with ADHD?

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...

Read more
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Passenger Transport | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on How to demonstrate added value of innovation platforms in the context of public transport and ITS?

Electric cars for all occasions

The electric car has replaced diesel and petrol cars both on short trips during the week and on longer recreational trips for owners of long-range electric cars with good luggage space. In a new TØI report researchers have been examining the driving patterns of electric car drivers in Innlandet...

Read more
Posted in Passenger Transport, Vehicles | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Electric cars for all occasions

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...

Read more
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Passenger Transport, Traffic and Traffic Control | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Self-driving buses in Linköping part of the EU project SHOW

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...

Read more
Posted in Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Sustainable business travel

A new project aims to improve the safety of bus companies

The safety culture of the bus industry is the focus of a new research project at VTI. The aim is to study factors that affect safe and legal behaviour in traffic, and how such behaviour can be encouraged. The long-term and comprehensive road safety objective is to eliminate death and serious...

Read more
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning, Safety | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A new project aims to improve the safety of bus companies

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...

Read more
Posted in Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Passenger Transport | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Measurement of fatigue among bus drivers in London provides tools for better traffic safety

Societal consequences of automated vehicles in a Norwegian context

If not regulatory factors are established the potential for chaos in urban areas are likely. Automated vehicles have great potential in improving individual mobility and traffic safety, as well as reducing environmental burdens. However, automated vehicles are also expected to present various...

Read more
Posted in Passenger Transport, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Societal consequences of automated vehicles in a Norwegian context

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in rural context

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has studied Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept in rural areas.  The results indicate that the collaboration of relevant stakeholders is the key enabler of rural MaaS. Combining different transport services and creating travel chains are identified as...

Read more
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in rural context

The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe

VTI is participating in the research project TInnGO – Transport Innovation Gender Observatory. It is the first major EU project of its kind relating to the transport sector, gender equality and diversity. The VTI project manager Lena Levin appreciates the emphasis on the social...

Read more
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe