Category Archives: Passenger Transport

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial to society? The coordinator for...

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How will social trends impact transport?

Societal trends and technology will have an impact on future transport system.
A new report focuses on identifying trends that can cause radical change in the relationship between the transport system and society. This report has been written as part of the preliminary work for the Norwegian National Transport Plan 2022 – 2033. Digitalisation and increased awareness...

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Unique electrified road opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road recharging the batteries of cars and trucks while driving opened in Sweden. The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth, was at the formal inauguration of the electrified road on April 11, 2018. The stretch of road outside Stockholm...

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