Category Archives: Vehicles

Significant recycling of EV batteries 10 years away in Europe, sooner in Norway

Electric car batteries will be available for recycling or reuse in Norway from 2025, with a significant increase in volume towards 2030. For the EU, the EU's requirements for reducing new cars' CO2 emissions will contribute to significant volumes, but only after 2030. This is the conclusion in...

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Increased interest in train simulators

VTI has developed a train simulator that has become a valued tool in train driver education and research on how simulators can be used to improve railway technology. Birgitta Thorslund, Senior Research Leader at VTI, explains that the simulator helps to give train drivers a better working...

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E-scooters are popular among Norwegians

E-scooters are very popular in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and clearly meet a need in transporting people around the city. At the same time the electric two-wheelers are dangerous to pedestrians. Regulatory measures must be established. These are the main conclusions in a new study from the...

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Expensive and demanding, but possible to achieve zero-emission targets in Norway

Achieving road traffic electrification targets set in the Norwegian National Transport Plan will be very demanding (and expensive), but it can be achieved. This is the conclusion in a new TØI report that analyzes the possibilities and conditions for achieving the ambitious emission targets for...

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Electrical bus fleet simulator – system level validation

A key method in the optimisation of novel electric vehicle systems are simulations. Simulations provide important information that can be utilised to plan an optimised system with reduced total costs and harmful emissions, or optimise the operation of a system with digital-twin solutions. However,...

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Exploring driver and operator behaviour models in the context of automated driving – Identification of issues from a human actor perspective

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied human issues related to automated driving. The descriptive study explored three different theoretical approaches – one of which has been developed and applied in an industrial work context featuring a long tradition of human interaction with...

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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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More fast chargers are needed to ensure efficient charging for a growing number of electric vehicles

Researchers has analyzed actual use of fast chargers. Analysis of actual use of fast chargers in two charging infrastructure operator networks reveals a large spread in achieved charge power between users, seasons, vehicles and locations. The actual use of fast chargers in Norway has not been...

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VTI’s simulators are being used for emergency vehicles 

Better accessibility and shorter response times for emergency vehicles – this is something that standardised, directed, traffic messages, transmitted over the 5G network can contribute. Within the EU project Nordic Way 2, a functioning prototype of such a service is being developed. This is being...

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Several actors collaborating on HCT vehicles

The increasing amount of freight, congestion on the roads and environmental emissions are problems that high capacity vehicles, HCT vehicles, can contribute to solving. August 2018 saw the commencement of the two-year project “Performance based standards for HCT in Sweden II” (PBS II). The...

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