Committed to the environment (3): How can mobility and nature conservation be reconciled?

Mobility needs and environmental concerns are not necessarily conflicting goals. The transport experts of PTV Transport Consult GmbH stand for concepts that take both aspects into account. Photo: Charly Ebel, Black Forest National Park

Environmental protection is playing a greater role than ever in traffic and transport planning.Read more

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A great combination: Public transport and autonomous vehicles (3) – options and advantages

On the right track. Interview with Sebastian Pelka, PTV.

The use of autonomous vehicles in public transport allows cities to offer additional services that might make public transport journeys even more efficient. We spoke with our expert Sebastian Pelka, Solution Director MaaS at PTV, about the options and advantages of autonomous vehicles.Read more

Committed to the environment (2): Is public transport always climate-friendly?

Environmental Protection and Public Transport – top issues addressed by PTV Transport Consult experts. Photo: pixabay/Harald Meyer-Kirk

Environmental protection plays a key role in transport planning. We spoke with Petra Strauß, Head of Public Transport Planning and Assessment at PTV Transport Consult, about the possibilities and limits of public transport (PT) in terms of environmental sustainability.Read more

A great combination: Public transport and autonomous driving (2) – necessary steps

Autonomous vehicles and public transport – a new multipurpose solution for the future?

More and more autonomous vehicles, flexible mobility services, lower costs – public transport and autonomous driving could become a model example of perfect integration. Today, we talked with Dr.-Ing. Jochen Lohmiller, Manager Microscopic Simulation at PTV, about the necessary steps.Read more

Urban Logistics (2): Delivery as a Service – a solution for urban logistics?

Delivery as a Service: a solution for urban logistics?

How can urban logistics be designed in an efficient and eco-friendly manner? A suitable approach could be Delivery as a Service (DaaS). Marcel Huschebeck, PTV, and Jacques Leonardi, Westminster University, UK, have examined this issue in detail.Read more

One for all: AEOLIX connects the freight and logistics community

The EU research project AEOLIX is being tested in 12 Living Labs across Europe.

The EU project AEOLIX was completed successfully – with stunning results. The pan-European platform provides a lot of useful services for the supply chain. Security features and control mechanisms ensure that providers and users can collaborate within a protected environment.Read more

A great combination: Public transport and autonomous vehicles (1)

Autonomous and electric mobility in public transport

Autonomous public transport vehicles have substantial potential: Additional services combined with greater flexibility are the basis for highly attractive and efficient concepts, especially for rural areas. And e-mobility will make the whole approach even more sustainable. This time our interviewee is Petra Strauß, Head of Public Transport Planning and Assessment at PTV Transport Consult.Read more

Will it still be possible to achieve the Federal Government’s climate goals for 2030?

Strategies for climate protection: We spoke with Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at PTV.

Strategies for climate protection: We spoke with Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at PTV and one of the three scientific coordinators of the Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MFS) of the German Government.Read more

In search of lost time: Big Data in transport logistics

TransformingTransport – the lighthouse project providing interesting findings on losing and gaining time.

The EU project TransformingTransport looks at ways to use Big Data in order to increase transport efficiency and generate environmental benefits. Various areas of application are examined in pilot projects. Jasmin Graf, who is managing the Sustainable Connected Trucks project on the PTV side, explains how lost time can be recovered, saving both time and money.Read more

PTV Transport Consult: New premises, great projects

PTV Transport Consult is in charge of construction supervision / site management during the conversion of the tunnel control centre in Hamburg.

The Stuttgart branch of PTV Transport Consult has moved to a new office. In an interview with branch manager Dr.-Ing. Hagen Schüller, we talked not only about the new premises, but also about exciting projects that his team is currently working on.Read more