This Programme has been prepared by the Consultative Committee on Road Safety, and it is designed to achieve an improvement in road safety in the period 2006 to 2010. Safety is a primary concern in all forms of transport. In road traffic the guiding vision is that fatalities and serious injuries
Two national funding instruments terminate in 2016: targeted financing of research topics and the Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) grants. Newly the Estonian Research Council (ETAg) is to finance national basic and applied research and researcher mobility.
Intelligent solutions make travel easier and more predictable for citizens whether they choose to commute in their own vehicle or by public transportation.
The aim of intelligent transport is to shift the focus of transport policy away from the construction and maintenance of the transport network
Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and development (R&D) in Finland. Tekes funds industrial projects as well as projects in research organisations, and especially promotes innovative, risk-intensive projects. Tekes offers partners from abroad a gateway to the key technology
Research undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications covers all areas of transport and in particular the organisation, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, and standardisation, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology, and impact assessment of land
The Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works undertakes many activities in the research sector. The Ministry supports research activities focusing in the fields of the environment, technology and transportation planning, that are important for the national economy and for the
The R&D financed by the Ministry may be classified as short-term projects (quick state-of-the-art studies) and medium/long-term programmes. About half of the money is spent on long term programmes. The priority areas are logistics, transport telematics, scenarios and forecasts, interaction between
The maintenance and development of technology in road, bridge and traffic are integral parts of Finnra's broad responsibility as the largest agency maintaining public infrastructure in Finland and as the developer of the road transport system. The complex nature of road management and traffic
RHK's research and development work mainly involves practical research and development of guidelines and methods related to infrastructure management. The focuses of R&D in the near future revolve around competitiveness of rail services, the condition and development of the rail network, the opening