ICTTP 2020 Conference

Date
25 August 2020 10:00–27 August 2020 19:00
Place
Lindholmen Science Park, Lindholmspiren 3-5, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

7th International Conference On Traffic And Transport Psychology (ICTTP)


Welcome to ICTTP2020 which will be held in Gothenburg on August 25-27, 2020. Hosts are VTI - Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute & SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers.

 
Theme: Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a new era

Venue: Lindholmen Conference Centre, Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg, Sweden

Hosts: VTI - Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute & SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers

The conference philosophy is Taking the Vision Zero Initiative into a New Decade. The Swedish Vision Zero Initiative on road safety is an ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic. According to the Vision Zero Initiative, the main problem is not that road accidents occur – it is instead, the serious consequences (death or lifelong injury) of these accidents. The Vision Zero Initiative stresses the fact that the road transport system is an entity in which different components such as road users, vehicles, and infrastructure must be made to interact with each other so that safety can be guaranteed. In order to prevent serious consequences of road accidents, it is therefore essential for the infrastructure, and the vehicles they carry, to be adapted to match the capabilities of the people that use them.

When Sweden introduced the concept of the Vision Zero Initiative in 1995 it turned the traditional view of road safety work upside down but since then this ethical standpoint has spread to many countries and affected the way road safety work is carried out in different parts of the world. As an ethical standpoint the Vision Zero Initiative does not suggest readymade solutions for how to solve traffic safety problems but offers a way of thinking that should permeate through all traffic safety work regardless of the constant changes of the road transport system in terms of for example the growing interest for vulnerable road users, the technical development of autonomy vehicles and the adaptation of infrastructure to create sustainable cities.

The key focus of this conference will, therefore, be on the role that traffic and transport psychology can play in reaching the ethical standpoint that no-one should die or be seriously injured in traffic by providing a common ground for future interdisciplinary research.

We’re looking forward meeting you all and to listening to interesting and thought-provoking presentations; learning from each other; communicating, networking and enjoying a great ICTTP 2020 in Gothenburg.

 

 

Contact
Henriette Wallén Warner
Email
henriette.wallen.warner [at] vti.se

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

Contact information

SAFER

Lindholmspiren 3
SE-417 56 Göteborg
Sweden

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at] chalmers.se