We promote socio-technical change towards smart and low carbon transport systems by providing knowledge, methods and practical tools for strategic planning and decision-making.
VTT not only provides practical information and recommendations for transport system planning and decision-making but also develops new business models for transport-related services.
One example of our work is the emission calculation database Lipasto, which helps any user to check out the emissions caused by traffic. Lipasto is the only free-access, impartial database to include all transport modes. It allows users to compare easily and reliably the energy consumption of different transport modes.
Intelligent solutions for a cleaner environment and better traffic flow
The research on transport systems serves regional, national and EU-level public administration and companies. We produce information and knowledge for policy support, and related tools and methods in the areas of foresight, policy instruments and impact assessments.
Examples of our research perspective include transport as part of energy and climate strategies, service levels, development of technologies and service innovation processes and renewal, smart mobility, and energy consumption and emissions.
Climate change, mobility and stakeholder networks
We contribute to strategies and impact assessments by public administrations and private companies. A good example is the ILARI project (transport sector policy packages for climate change mitigation in Finland up to the year 2050).
We are familiar with the stakeholder networks of transport system technologies and services. For example, we have started a project called Electromobility – scenario-based Market potential, Assessment and Policy options (eMAP). Movement analyses are also part of our competence.