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Road User Behaviour

Traffic behaviour affects the safety, efficiency, and environmental impact of the transport system.

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SINTEF conducts research on road user behaviour (i.e.
how we travel, what we do, to what degree we experience safety, and which
skills and properties are important to ensure safe travels). Central to this understanding
is the interaction and dynamics between people, vehicles, and infrastructure. Through
our multidisciplinary teams, with in-house experts in psychology, technology,
engineering, and social sciences, SINTEF takes a broad approach in how it
investigates risk factors in transport systems. To develop user-friendly
solutions that optimize efficiency while reducing risks, our teams have evaluated
how various steps, such as road user training, communication, and optimized
inspection, influence potential hazards. In addition, SINTEF has gained
expertise in intelligent transport systems (ITS) – a set of solutions that
introduce a number of new challenges (e.g. how road users interact with various
types of technologies).

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