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
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
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
The R&D of Finnish Maritime Administration focuses on research on waterborne transport operating environment, development of waterborne transport, development of services and service production of the administration and development of the administration as a whole. The R&D activities consist of
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the largest multi-technological applied research organisation in the Nordic countries. It was established in 1942 and is part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. It is a not-for-profit research
The research programme involves multidisciplinary traffic safety research in the areas of road, rail, and maritime traffic, with a main focus on technical countermeasures and applications. In the programme, applied and customer-oriented research is conducted to contribute to overall traffic safety.
The rapid development of information technology creates preconditions and needs for the development of activities related to logistic networks. In March 2001 the Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland decided to start up the VALO programme to increase the information technology know-how on