Category Archives: Vehicles

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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Autonomous buses tested in real traffic in Oslo

Ruter's autonomous buses successfully handled interaction with traffic lights and other road users, but there are still challenges that must be solved before autonomous buses can be an effective actor in city traffic. In a recent study TØI researchers have tested self-driving buses in more...

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Designing automated driving HMI for a city bus (in TrustVehicle)

The TrustVehicle project developed and demonstrated an intuitive human machine interface (HMI) for automated driving functionality of an electric city bus with professional drivers. One critical part of Automated Driving (AD) development is the HMI design. Information presented on the HMI is...

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To impose VAT on electric cars will cut the sales by 50 percent

By imposing VAT on electric cars in Norway the sales will be cut in half and the average CO2 emissions from new cars will increase by about 60 percent. In Norway zero-emission cars constituted 54,3 percent of all new cars purchased in 2020. If electric cars are subject to full VAT sales will...

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VTI’s train simulators still rolling despite the pandemic

Work with VTI’s train simulators continues to develop, largely thanks to collaboration with train operators and instructors. This year has already welcomed one new user – with many more showing interest. There is still no sign of the pandemic having affected the work with train...

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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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Feasibility, costs and benefits of retrofitting ADAS to improve road safety

In order to decrease road fatalities, the European Parliament has made several ADAS mandatory in new models from June 2022 onward. Through retrofitting, the uptake of these ADAS in the vehicle fleet could be improved. VTT and Ecorys have studied the feasibility, costs and benefits of retrofitting...

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Electric cars for all occasions

The electric car has replaced diesel and petrol cars both on short trips during the week and on longer recreational trips for owners of long-range electric cars with good luggage space. In a new TØI report researchers have been examining the driving patterns of electric car drivers in Innlandet...

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