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

How to boost your footprint in China?

Oscar Jiang Jing becomes Managing Director at PTV China in Shanghai.

We posed this question to our new Managing Director Oscar Jiang Jing, who has now taken over responsibility for the local subsidiary in Shanghai, China.

Compass: Which are the most important mobility/transportation challenges that China has to face?… Read more

Impulses for more road safety – a case example from Bolivia

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Everyone knows that road safety measures can save human lives. Unfortunately, awareness of this topic still comes up too short in many countries. PTV employee Sofia Salek de Braun agitated for this topic in her homeland of Bolivia and organised a Road Safety Workshop jointly with colleague Paulo Humanes.Read more

Our own office on each continent

Charel Schickerling will now continue in his role as Managing Director (he was previously with DPS Ltd) for the new PTV Africa branch office.

Charel Schickerling will now continue in his role as Managing Director (he was previously with DPS Ltd) for the new PTV Africa branch office.

The PTV Group announces the expansion of its software business on the African continent with its own office. The signs for this were set in 2016 with the successful takeover of Distribution Planning Software International Ltd.Read more

Swarm data for traffic planning

A clever combination: Swarm data from Motionlogic and transport models from PTV (image: Motionlogic)

Nearly everybody calls daily with a mobile phone, sends texts or uses the mobile Internet. In an interview, Norbert Weber, data expert at Motionlogic, explains how these activities can be transformed into valuable information for city and traffic planning.Read more

How will things go after the merger of PTV and DPS?

PTV Group: New Business Management in the UK and Scandinavia

PTV Group: New Business Management in the UK and Scandinavia

Two weeks ago, we announced that the PTV Group has acquired 100% of the British company Distribution Planning Software Limited (DPS) with all employees, locations and products in order to act on the market together in the future.Read more

PTV supports new test field for automated driving

Test field for connected and automated driving (photo: FZI)

Test field for connected and automated driving (photo: FZI)

Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Ministry of Transport decided to set up a test field for connected and automated driving in Karlsruhe. Their go-ahead gives a strong signal to the entire region. PTV Group is pleased to be actively involved in this exciting mobility project, which is led by the FZI Research Centre for Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).Read more

PTV Transport Consult GmbH is one of Germany’s best consulting companies

The PTV Transport Consult GmbH was honoured as one of the best management consulting firms.

The PTV Transport Consult GmbH was
honoured as one of the best management consulting firms.

Excellent! This is how the specialist jury summed up PTV Transport Consult’s expertise in the field of traffic, transport and logistics. The results of the latest industry report “Management Consultants: Consulting 4.0“ were based on the analyses conducted by brand eins journalists and Statista, the world’s leading statistics portal.Read more