Tag Archives: simulator

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...

Read more
Posted in Simulation, Vehicles | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Increased interest in train simulators

Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator

A project is currently underway in which VTI’s recently developed bicycle simulator is being used to study the interaction between cyclists, and drivers. The aim is to investigate how different infrastructure designs and types of vehicles influence cyclist behaviour at intersections. The...

Read more
Posted in Cycling, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Simulation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator

Simulator used to practice emergency responses safely

Emergency responses of the police, ambulance, and rescue services are associated with a high risk of accidents, but practicing them in real traffic is neither safe nor permissible. A simulator-based method developed by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) offers a unique...

Read more
Posted in Safety, Simulation | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Simulator used to practice emergency responses safely

Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability

Driving in simulator
The Swedish Transport Agency has tasked the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with developing a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability in individuals with loss of field of vision. In a newly published report, the researchers describe the approved method, which...

Read more
Posted in Safety | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability