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

PTV Insights: Truck Parking Europe – Searching for & booking truck parking spaces

Niels de Zwaan, Managing Director of PTV Truckparking BV, about Truck Parking Europe

Niels de Zwaan, Managing Director of PTV Truckparking BV, about Truck Parking Europe

Niels de Zwaan, Managing Director of PTV Truckparking BV, presents the latest Truck Parking Europe feature: Europe’s largest free truck parking platform now also offers a pan-European reservation platform (for more detailed information, please also read our press release).Read more

PTV Academia – Doing research with and for robust software tools

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

“Excellent presentations and intensive discussions”, concluded Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV, on the first ‘PTV Academia’ conference of the members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network.Read more

World Road Association in Karlsruhe

In July, the Road Infrastructure Investment and Social Development Committee of the WRA met at PTV Group’s head office in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In July, the Road Infrastructure Investment and Social Development Committee of the WRA met at PTV Group’s head office in Karlsruhe, Germany.

At World Road Association (WRA), expert teams work together in committees on different subject areas over a period of four years. In 2016, Professor Dr.Read more