Tag Archives: freight transport

Acceptance and need of real-time traffic information services in the transport industry

C-ITS services offering real-time traffic information are estimated to have a large potential to improve road safety, traffic flow, and energy efficiency. For freight traffic, these improvements could result in cost-benefits. Photo: Shutterstock NordicWay 2 and 3 (www.nordicway.net) projects...

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Together we shape a more sustainable future of freight transport in Europe

In 2021, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has started to lead a new project to tackle the future challenges in the freight and logistics area. Funded under European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, Smart freight TranspOrt and logistics Research Methodologies – STORM project aims at...

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Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports’ environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject. The project was led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and carried out in collaboration with...

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Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial to society? The coordinator for...

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Modal shift – a way to achieve the environmental objectives

Shifting freight transports from road to rail and water can contribute to achieving the Swedish environmental and climate objectives by 2030. How this could be done is something that researchers from VTI and Gothenburg University are investigating within the three-year project Mosel, which stands...

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