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Finnish results from the European Baseline project for the alcohol, speed, and post-crash care KPIs
Posted on December 13, 2022 by nradmin
The European Baseline project aimed to develop and harmonise the methodology for collecting a set of key performance indicators concerning traffic safety in Europe. Finland was one of the 19 EU member states involved in the project. As part of the project, Finland collected and reported the...
VTI involved in developing ITF’s global road safety guide
Posted on December 8, 2022 by nradmin
A Vision Zero-inspired safe road system for the entire world, also referred to as a Safe System. That's the aim of a guide from the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the World Bank. VTI participated in production of the report, published this summer. "It has been a long process involving...
Impact of ‘Fit for 55’ on maritime transport costs
Posted on December 5, 2022 by nradmin
The National Institute for Economic Research has given VTI the assignment of estimating the impact of Fit for 55 (the EU's climate policy package) on shipping. The project includes Senior Analyst Inge Vierth, Researcher Axel Merkel, Analyst Joar Lind and research assistants Karin Ek and Emma...
A combined mobility sector meets in Oslo at the Mobility 2023 conference
Posted on December 2, 2022 by nradmin
On 27 and 28 March 2023, a combined mobility sector is organizing Norway's largest research-based conference on transport and mobility in Oslo. We live in a time of tough climate targets, energy challenges and an ongoing war in Europe, which largely affect the transport sector. Changes and new...
Board games help improve self-driving buses
Posted on November 23, 2022 by nradmin
Serious Games are games created primarily for a purpose other than entertainment. The CATAPULT research project uses board games and maps to rethink self-driving vehicles and the future of public transport. The games provide interesting insights, according to the first Swedish test participants...
Literature study on practical impacts of driving automation on traffic flow efficiency and emissions
Posted on September 26, 2022 by nradmin
Marketing and media have raised high expectations towards automated vehicles lowering road traffic emissions and improving efficiency, in addition to safety benefits. However, there is little evidence yet exists to support these claims, as found in a recent literature study. Kehä 3 - E18,...
Vulnerable road users involved in accidents and their injuries
Posted on September 22, 2022 by nradmin
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has conducted a comparative study on vulnerable road users, their involvement in accidents and injury outcomes. The risk of serious injury was greatest for pedestrians, especially older women. Other vulnerable groups were young male...
The Norwegian charging market for electric cars is chaotic and not very user friendly
Posted on September 21, 2022 by nradmin
The market for electric car charging is characterized by low profitability due to large start-up investments, a complicated system of actors and poor user experiences. The charging market for electric cars is growing rapidly and include many interesting business models, which hopefully can help...
Knowledge gaps and new Big Data innovation sources in freight and logistics
Posted on September 20, 2022 by nradmin
The freight and logistics sector experiences a period of great transformation as new technological options such as zero emission vehicles become reality and the digitalization of services proceeds. Proper policies are required to guide and support the transition in an optimal manner. Two reports...
Posted on September 18, 2022 by nradmin
In VTI's road laboratory, test specimens of so-called ‘green’ asphalt are displayed on a bench. The asphalt is black in colour, but its properties make it better for the environment and climate than established asphalt mixtures, hence the name green asphalt. For example, the asphalt may last...