Category Archives: Passenger Transport

Low-income travellers in public transport pay more

A monthly travelcard is the most priceworthy choice. Nevertheless, travellers with low income tend to buy single tickets, instead of a monthly travelcard, according to a recent study about travellers in public transport in Sweden. A recent study of travelers in public transport in Sweden show...

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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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Future concepts for sustainable urban mobility are demonstrated in new EU project

At the start of 2020, SHOW was launched, an EU project aimed at demonstrating and evaluating advanced concepts for sustainable urban mobility in real environments. The SHOW project has a budget of 36 million euro, almost 30 million euro of which is funding from the EU, and brings together 69...

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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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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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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...

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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 will...

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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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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...

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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 Arts,...

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