Category Archives: Vehicles

No easy task for advanced driver assistance systems to read road markings correctly

It is not always easy for advanced driver assistance systems to read road markings. Sunshine, shadows and rain are just some of the factors that can affect readability. The systems are also occasionally confused by longitudinal cracks. VTI researcher Sara Nygårdhs is project manager for...

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The rapid increase of E-scooters translates into more accidents

E-scooters have shown to be a new popular mode of transport. VSO Consulting for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration's research fund has investigated different aspects of e-scooters such as use and accident risk. In recent years, e-scooters have been making their way as a new active...

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Electric vehicles cut emissions from goods delivery by 94 per cent

Replacing diesel cars with small electric vehicles virtually eliminated greenhouse gas emissions from goods delivery in downtown Oslo. No conflicts or accidents during the test period occurred, but the efficiency of the logistics was not as good as expected beforehand. These are the main...

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The future of micromobility depends on regulation and facilitation by local and national governments

Micromobility offers both potential benefits and pitfalls, and the future of micromobility is uncertain, according to studies in a special issue of Built Environment, themed “Micromobility and Urban Space”. Nils Fearnley at the Institute of Transport Economy in Oslo is the guest...

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The future: Three trends dominate VTI’s research

In the next few decades, much of VTI’s research will revolve around three major trends in the technological development of the transport system: electrification, automation and digitalisation. “All three areas are very important, but electrification is the most crucial thing. It’s the key...

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L3Pilot achieved pan-European testing environment and evaluation of automated driving

The world is in a process of transformation: global warming, resource scarcity, demographic changes, and urbanisation are uncertainties that also influence the automotive industry and challenge it to respond. The transformation would go much further than safe and sustainable travel. It would...

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Research on rail transport at VTI

VTI strives to increase research in the field of rail transport, and currently it has about twenty people working in this area. Together they represent a broad and deep competence base with an interdisciplinary approach. Peter Torstensson, acting Director of Research at VTI and a docent at...

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Automated shuttles tested in regular urban traffic

Unexpected and abrupt stops of the shuttles, other road users dangerously overtaking or not giving way to the shuttles, and crucial technological and software challenges related to road safety were identified. Photo: Petr Pokorny, TØI The successful full implementation of automated shuttles...

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Half of e-scooter riders in Oslo have driven while under the influence of alcohol.

43 percent of e-scooter riders rode with a blood alcohol-level above the legal limit and they see it as unlikely to be stopped in alcohol control. According to a new TØI report over 50 percent of the e-scooters riders "almost always" drive without a helmet, in addition to the high number...

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Smart mobility

Fast digital development is often considered as a tsunami, something you cannot control. But according to  Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, Senior Research Leader at VTI, we can control it. “That is the main message in our report.” Att styra det nya – Samhällets styrning av och med smart...

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