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Category Archives: Safety
All-weather tyres have significantly poorer characteristics than regular winter and summer tyres in all conditions. The traction on icy road surfaces is so poor that the tyres cannot be seen as roadworthy for Swedish winter roads. This is shown in a new report from VTI and Folksam. VTI's...
A recent study evaluated the effects on driving speed of automatic speed enforcement on the street network in Helsinki. Installing automatic enforcement reduced speeding and in particular the proportion of excessive speeding. There was also a reduction in the proportion of speeding overall...
Here they are. The world’s first average-sized female crash test dummy. And Professor Astrid Linder, a world-leading road safety researcher who spent 20 years developing the dummy. The objective is for women to have the same protection as men in a collision. Astrid Linder and the SET50F crash...
Good compliance, less environmental impact and better road safety. The same journey times on average, but fewer very long queues. A variable speed limit trial has shown a number of benefits – and actually no disadvantages. “This method should be used more,” says the researcher responsible...
A total of seven applications from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) have been granted by Horizon Europe, the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation. Grant applications from VTI have enjoyed a high success rate. Of 17 applications...
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...
The aim is to be able to evaluate the protection provided by car seats in the event of a collision – and that it applies to everyone, regardless of gender. This is not the case today. Researchers at VTI and Chalmers have therefore developed two seat evaluation tools that correspond to a female...