Category Archives: Traffic and Traffic Control

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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Innovative solutions to improve level crossing safety

The European project SAFER-LC identified innovative level crossing safety measures and piloted some of the most potential ones at eight pilot sites. The measures which were estimated to have the highest safety potential were ‘Additional lights on locomotive’ and ‘In-vehicle train and LC...

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Expanding road capacity in urban areas resulted in urban sprawl, more traffic and more motorists

By studying the effects of expanding road capacity in two urban areas in Norway; Ålesund (the Blindheim Tunnel) and Oslo (South Corridor), researchers found that the road capacity expansion resulted in urban sprawl, longer work trips and more traffic. The rush-hour congestion was not...

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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...

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Connected vehicles solve parking problems

Vehicles circulating in the city centre in search of a free parking space is a growing problem. A cloud service that tracks the traffic situation and the availability of free parking spaces could reduce both traffic and congestion. In a new study by VTI and the University of Skövde and other...

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Defining criteria that affect the importance and significance of cooperative road works warnings

Maintaining operability of the road network requires regular maintenance and improvement works, which can pose harm to traffic. A recent study produced background for an implementation and usage strategy for cooperative road works warnings in the Finnish road environment. Cooperative road works...

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Cherish the support for congestion charge

The introduction of a congestion charge in Stockholm had the intended effect of reducing congestion – even long term.  And after the introduction of the charges the public support steadily increased. This success story has attracted extensive interest from cities all over the globe.  However,...

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VTI launches new maritime research

VTI’s ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea Traffic Management. VTI’s maritime...

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Impacts of connected and automated driving on national road authorities’ policy targets

The main purpose of this article is to summarize state of the art on the impacts of connected and automated driving (CAD) on travel demand, travel behavior, traffic flow, safety and energy (reported in MANTRA deliverable D3.1). The review is based on ongoing and recently completed EU and national...

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