Mobility concept of the City of Landau (Palatinate) based on public participation

The citizens of Landau are actively involved in the planning process of the mobility concept for the City which is currently developed by PTV Transport Consult.

The active participation of citizens in specific transport planning projects or even general traffic-related framework planning have become an important factor in recent years, and rightly so.Read more

Assessing heavy-load bridge options: refurbish or replace?

PTV has developed a methodology for the optimization of bridge refurbishment and/or renewal measures (Photo: iStock).

Growing traffic volumes, including heavy-load transport, have a negative impact on roads and bridges, in particular on the 39,500 bridges of the federal motorway system in Germany. Most of them were built between 1965 and 1985.Read more

Improved quality of life thanks to inner-city logistics

Urban logistics is vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in cities (photo: iStock, Franz Wilhelm Franzelin).

Movement in confined spaces: Leading experts gathered for the 29th Meeting of the Club of Logistics in Hamburg to discuss the issue of “how to combine efficient logistics and quality of life in our cities in the future.” Our CEO, Vincent Kobesen, took part in one of the panel discussions focussing on the importance of logistics – an aspect that should not be neglected when planning and designing urban areas.Read more

PARK(ing) Day 2017 at PTV

PARK(ing) Day 2017: PTV’s parking area was turned into a big open-air café.

PARK(ing) Day 2017: PTV’s parking area was turned into a big open-air café.

The so-called PARK(ing) Day took place on Friday, 15 September. The mission of this global event is to call attention to the need for more urban open space by temporarily converting parking spaces into parks or other more attractive areas.Read more

PTV Insights: Improved road utilization through platooning

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Grouping vehicles – car or trucks driving closely together – into platoons, while maintaining road safety, is called platooning. The vehicles speed up or slow down at the same time, whereas the vehicle at the front of the platoon determines the driving rhythm.Read more

PTV Insights: Autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

What will our roads look like should autonomous vehicles one day become a daily mode of transport? Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, talks about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport.Read more

C-MobILE: Safe and efficient road transport

In our interview, Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, tells us about the C-MobILE project.

In our interview, Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, tells us about the C-MobILE project.

Safe and efficient road transport, without casualties or serious injuries on European roads, especially in complex urban areas and for vulnerable road users – this is the vision of the EU research project C-MobILE (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe).Read more

PTV Insights: TransformingTransport – Big Data for Transport and Logistics

Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, about the big data project TransformingTransport.

Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, about the big data project TransformingTransport.

Estimates show that big data would help save approximately 450 billion euros and avoid 380 megatons of CO2 emissions. The project TransformingTransport focuses on big data applications that help make transport more efficient and sustainable.Read more

Physical Internet: How far have we come?

Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Chair in Material Handling & Distribution, Director of the Physical Internet Center and of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Chair in Material Handling & Distribution, Director of the Physical Internet Center and of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

When Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Center, Atlanta, GA, presented his paper “Towards a Physical Internet: Meeting the Global Logistics Sustainability Grand Challenge”, he described not only the current ways of moving, handling, storing, implementing, supplying and using physical objects across the planet as highly inefficient.Read more

TRIMODE reaches first milestone

Arnd Vogel and Dr. Klaus Nökel, PTV Group, are pleased about the positive response to the first TRIMODE milestone.

Arnd Vogel and Dr. Klaus Nökel, PTV Group, are pleased about the positive response to the first TRIMODE milestone.

The TRIMODE project, whose goal is to develop a multimodal transport model that covers all freight and passenger movements across Europe, has now reached an important milestone.Read more