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Nordic HCT Conference 2023

Online and Conference room Pascal at Lindholmspiren 3-5, Göteborg

The conference reported on the latest developments in research, experiences from tests, and implementation related to High Capacity Transport (HCT) in the Nordic region. We also did international outlooks as so much is happening in the rest of Europe. 

You can now take part of the conference in retrospect either via the recorded version of the conference or by viewing the presenter's PowerPoint slides on this site. 

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The presenters PowerPoint slides

The Nordic HCT conference 2023 reported on the latest developments in research, experiences from tests and implementation in the Nordic region. International outlooks was also done.

Full list of presentations: 

  • Assessing the feasibility of a GB trial of HCT Iain Knight, Apollo vehicle safety
  • Ongoing review of Weights and Dimensions Directive (96/53/EC) (Weights and dimensions) Otto Lahti, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
  • The strategic value with HCT, insights from Netherlands Dirk-Jan de Bruijn, Rijkswaterstaat
  • What is happening within HCT in each Nordic country Elin Norby, Norwegian Road Authority, Martin Frimann Mortensen, Danish Road Directorate, Vesa Männistö, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Kenneth Natanaelsson, Swedish Road Administration
  • Session 1 - New regulations for longer vehicles Elin Norby, Norwegian Road Authorit
  • Regulations for 34,5 m vehicles in Sweden Omar Bagdadi, Swedish Road Agency
  • Requirements for 34,5 m roads in Sweden Kenny Dolleris, Swedish Road Administration
  • New regulation for 32,5 m EMS2 vehicles  in Denmark Stefan Baik Dyrberg, Danish Road Traffic Authority
  • Session 2 - HCT and traffic safety Martin Frimann Mortensen, Danish Road Directorate
  • Accident involvement of truck combinations up to 25.25 m and studies of longer HCT and cyclist safety Jesper Sandin, VTI
  • Impact of increasing truck length and weight - Finnish experiences Otto Lahti, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
  • Session 3 - Electrification of heavy vehicles Daniel Moback, CLOSER
  • ZEFES-project, Zero Emission, flexible vehicle platforms serving the long-haul Freight EcoSystemBen Kraaijenhagen, VUB 
  • New AFIR-regulation for Charging infrastructure Magnus Lindgren, Trafikverket
  • The First e-trailer in commercial use in Scandinavia Otto Lahti, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Juuso Laine, VAK, Mika Jukkara, Scania and Alf Nyblom, Ahola Transport
  • Volvos plans for electrified HCT-combination Jonas Odermalm, Volvo Group
  • Scanias experiences from electrified HCT-combinations Jessica Björkqvist, Scania


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