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SINTEF Technology and Society will be integrated into other SINTEF institutes from 1 July 2018.

We re-organise the research activities to achieve closer integration of social science and technology research, as well as strengthening research areas such as, health, transport, technology management, safety and security, digital transformation and working life.

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Autonomous Transport Systems

Autonomous Transport Systems

An introduction of autonomous vehicles will make the transportation of passengers and freight more efficient and help transition the transport sector towards more environmentally sustainable solutions. Autonomous vehicles are commonly less space consuming – an important characteristic for the urban environment. As the distance between each vehicle decreases, the traffic will become denser, with the result of higher traffic network capacity.

At SINTEF, we approach this transformation from various angles: we study how autonomous vehicles may interact with other vehicles and road users, how laws and regulations consider the use of such technology, the human-computer interaction (HCI), and the effects autonomous traffic have on safety and the environment.

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