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Category Archives: Passenger Transport
The risk of road accidents increases as more and more roads become polished
In recent years, there have been a number of serious road accidents due to motorists skidding off the road. The reason is believed to be that the country's roads are becoming increasingly smooth. VTI has investigated the cause of the problem in a pilot study. New designs of studded tyres, a rise...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Infrastructure, Maintenance, Passenger Transport, Safety, Traffic and Traffic Control, Vehicles Tagged SBUF, swedish construction industry, swedish transport administration Comments Off on The risk of road accidents increases as more and more roads become polished
A combined mobility sector meets in Oslo at the Mobility 2023 conference
On 27 and 28 March 2023, a combined mobility sector is organizing Norway's largest research-based conference on transport and mobility in Oslo. We live in a time of tough climate targets, energy challenges and an ongoing war in Europe, which largely affect the transport sector. Changes and new...
Posted in Conference, Freight Transport, Passenger Transport Tagged city transport, conference, logistics, micromobility, mobility Comments Off on A combined mobility sector meets in Oslo at the Mobility 2023 conference
Board games help improve self-driving buses
Serious Games are games created primarily for a purpose other than entertainment. The CATAPULT research project uses board games and maps to rethink self-driving vehicles and the future of public transport. The games provide interesting insights, according to the first Swedish test participants...
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Passenger Transport, Traffic and Traffic Control Tagged autonomous buses, board games, mobility, passenger transport, self-driving buses, self-driving vehicles Comments Off on Board games help improve self-driving buses
EU research on better public transport
A new research project will study how public transport can become more resilient, inclusive, and integrated. Four countries will do case studies with different focus. In Sweden the researchers will study how micromobility solutions can be used with public transport in an inclusive way. Across...
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged e-scooters, electric scooters, micromobility, public transport Comments Off on EU research on better public transport
Constant conflicts about the role of public transport
Today, public transport is characterised by a concentration of infrastructure and resources to fewer but more attractive “transit corridors”, as well as the ongoing effort to strengthen the attractiveness of public transport as a sustainable alternative to the car. However, this has not always...
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged case study, planning, public transport, transit corridors Comments Off on Constant conflicts about the role of public transport
Knowledge about land development and public transport for large Norwegian cities also works for small
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged city, land use, public transport, town planning, walking Comments Off on Knowledge about land development and public transport for large Norwegian cities also works for small
L3Pilot achieved pan-European testing environment and evaluation of automated driving
The world is in a process of transformation: global warming, resource scarcity, demographic changes, and urbanisation are uncertainties that also influence the automotive industry and challenge it to respond. The transformation would go much further than safe and sustainable travel. It would...
Posted in Intelligent Transport Systems, Passenger Transport, Vehicles Tagged automated driving, intelligent vehicle, self-driving vehicles Comments Off on L3Pilot achieved pan-European testing environment and evaluation of automated driving
Research on rail transport at VTI
VTI strives to increase research in the field of rail transport, and currently it has about twenty people working in this area. Together they represent a broad and deep competence base with an interdisciplinary approach. Peter Torstensson, acting Director of Research at VTI and a docent at...
Posted in Freight Transport, Passenger Transport, Simulation, Vehicles Tagged rail transport, railway, train, train simulators Comments Off on Research on rail transport at VTI
Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged MaaS, mobility as a service Comments Off on Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway
Fewer cars with CYNKA
The combination of bicycle and public transport has the potential to reduce car use in regional commuting. To accelerate this development, CYNKA has started a research and innovation project led by VTI. The study has attracted interest from various actors, which is also evident in the large...
Posted in Cycling, Passenger Transport Tagged bicycles, commuting, mobility, public transport Comments Off on Fewer cars with CYNKA