Djibouti – the logistic hub of the Horn of Africa

Djibouti wants to establish an Excellence Centre of Transport and Logistics. Image: DPFZA.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Djibouti is strategically located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. It controls the vital passage and the southern entrance from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean – an essential international trade route connecting Africa, Asia and Europe.… Read more

Transport Consult – Celebrating 5 years of success

PTV Transport Consult celebrates its 5th anniversary. (Foto: PTV)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

PTV Group has been providing software and consulting services for the planning and optimization of traffic and transport logistics for around four decades. In 2013, the consulting business was spun off into an independent subsidiary, PTV Transport Consult GmbH (TC).… Read more

PTV Group cooperates with FIA at the Formula E race in Rome


Sustainable mobility is the topic at the FIA Smart Cities Forum and the Formula E in Rome. Illustration: Formula E

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

PTV presents sustainable mobility solutions at the FIA Smart Cities Forum : Sustainable mobility concepts are becoming increasingly important for the International Automobile Federation FIA.… Read more

NTU, LTA and PTV collaborate for Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle test centre (CETRAN)

CETRAN and the Test Circuit puts Singapore on the global forefront for developing regulatory standards for testing CAV. Foto: NTU.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) opened Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre in November 2017.… Read more

New: Virtual Mobility Lab for Barcelona

Figure 5. MaaS Modeller case study of Demand Responsive services in the Central Business District of Barcelona for CARNET / ©PTV

PTV Group supports the Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET) which implemented a virtual mobility lab for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Jaume Barceló, strategic advisor at PTV Iberia provides some insight into this ambitious project.Read more

PTV is one of Australia’s ITS Award winners making in-roads for the industry

ITS Australia Award 2017

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia celebrated the achievements of the nation’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies and the organisations and individuals involved. PTV Group has been recognised along with the University of Melbourne for The Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem as an outstanding contribution to the industry and community at the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards.Read more

Mobility on Demand: Demand-driven transport

The photo shows Karlsruhe Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup together with the consortium members of the RegioMOVE project. (Photo: KVV/Peter Hennrich)

How can a public transport network evolve into a service-oriented mobility network?This challenge is tackled by the RegioMOVE research project launched in December 2017. Our transport expert, Tanja Schäfer, provides first insight into this flagship project:

Compass: What are the objectives of RegioMove?… Read more

How can the data economy unlock the full potential of European transport?

PTV CEO Vincent Kobesen at the European Transport Forum 2017

Top policy-makers and stakeholders gathered at the European Transport Forum in Brussels to engage in a high-level debate on the potential of the use of data as a tool in transportation. The theme of the 2017 debate, which took place on 17 October, was “How can the data economy unlock the full potential of European transport?”.Read more

Mexico: The delivery of goods is a matter of life or death

It is crucial that trucks can take the supplies to the affected towns. Photo: Aryana Benavides / David Valdovinos

Mexico suffered from two major earthquakes during the past two weeks. On behalf of the Undersecretary of Infrastructure of the Nation, the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Transportation (IMT) contacted Vicente Torres, our managing director in Mexico, and asked for help.Read more

Porsche SE acquires PTV Group – ready to grow

Together with their staff, CFO Michel Zweers and CEO Vincent Kobesen popped the champagne corks on the day of the announcement of PTV Group’s acquisition by Porsche SE.

Together with their staff, CFO Michel Zweers and CEO Vincent Kobesen popped the champagne corks on the day of the announcement of PTV Group’s acquisition by Porsche SE.

Now it’s official: On 7 June, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) announced the acquisition of PTV Group for a purchase price in excess of 300 million euro (see press release).Read more