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Tag Archives: winter
Snowy road conditions and road temperatures in the north
In our northern latitudes the amount of snow, sleet and ice vary by season and geography. But by how much? A new study from VTT investigates the distribution of road conditions and road temperatures in Finland. A study from VTT aimed to assess the distribution of road conditions and road...
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Sweep-salting in Karlstad: Challenges and opportunities
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has analysed the conceivable advantages and disadvantages of sweep-salting bicycle paths in Karlstad, a seaside town in Sweden with an estimated 90,000 inhabitants. The town’s location and climate make sweep-salting a good method...
Posted in Maintenance, Policy and Planning Tagged bicycle paths, bicycles, sweep-salting, winter, winter road maintenance Comments Off on Sweep-salting in Karlstad: Challenges and opportunities
Winter Testing in Driving Simulator Being Improved
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is constantly researching ways to develop and improve the ability of its driving simulators to simulate reality. One such piece of research is WinterSim, a three-year doctoral project aiming to recreate certain properties specific...
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Developing Winter Road Maintenance Technologies, Services and Business
Finnish companies, authorities and research institutes have a long tradition of dealing with winter conditions. Key stakeholders in the winter maintenance branch have joined forces to develop new services and products. Due to its geographical location and four seasons, Finland has had to adapt...
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Modelling Residual Salt – MORS
Nordic Road Authorities join efforts for better decision making in road winter service. A new model for predicting residual salt on the road enables a more precise and economic salt spreading without compromising traffic safety and road network accessibility. Introduction In an effort towards a...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Maintenance Tagged maintenance, mors, residual salt, winter, winter maintenance Comments Off on Modelling Residual Salt – MORS