Vehicle mileage on Swedish roads: an overview of estimation methods

Vehicle mileage by various vehicle types on the Swedish road network constitute basic statistical data used in various contexts. The model used to estimate vehicle mileage on Swedish roads has proven to have limitations, so Transport Analysis has reviewed calculation methods and relevant data sources. Currently, the vehicle mileage on roads are estimated using a model based on the Swedish Transport Administration's measurements of traffic on the state owned road network. These data are adjusted using more-or-less static templates and broken down by vehicle type based on an estimated breakdown of the number of vehicles in use at the end of the year combined with estimated mileage for 2001—2003. The strength of the model lies in the fact that it is based on actual traffic measurements and includes all traffic at the measurement site, regardless of vehicle origin. It's most significant limitations stem from the facts that the traffic measurements are made only on state owned roads, that adjustments are made using old, uncertain template values, and that the vehicle type is determined with very low accuracy. A new model for estimating the vehicle mileage on roads is presented here. The model is based on mileages for various vehicle types, calculated based on odometer readings from vehicle inspections. The data have been adjusted for the driving of Swedish vehicles abroad and of foreign vehicles on Swedish roads.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 61
  • Serial:
    • Memorandum PM
    • Issue Number: 2013:8
    • Publisher: Trafikanalys, Sweden

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:23AM