Urban Logistics: A way out

Wanted: Approaches to relieve urban logistics. Photo: Geralt/Pixabay

We need urban logistics, even though it often annoy us: it makes our lives easier, provides us with supplies and disposes of what we no longer need. But air pollution, noise pollution and dense roads are unfortunately part of it.Read more

Moving people and goods faster with automotive data from Otonomo

PTV started using Otonomo data as an additional data source to calibrate existing models. Heatmap FCD records of Ital

We need high-quality data to keep the world moving. As a software company, we incorporate large, disparate datasets into models and planning tools that help cities, companies, and people save money, enhance road safety, and minimize the environmental impact of traffic flows.Read more

Good basis for cargo clustering

Freight tetris: Automated loading of a special platform (New Modal Unit Platform) outside the truck is currently being tested for the EU project Clusters 2.0

Freight tetris is not as fun as the term may suggest. One of the special challenges facing transport logistics is to arrange different pieces of freight on pallets as space-savingly and efficiently as possible.Read more

Heading towards DiverCity

The Corporate Partnership Board of the ITF launched a gender initiative in Paris on 8 March 2019. Photo: Participants of the workshop ‘Recruiting and Retaining a Gender-Diverse Workforce’

Better opportunities for women in the transport and logistics industry! This is the aim of a new initiative launched by the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.Read more

Renaissance of pedestrian traffic

Will pedestrian traffic – the classic form of mobility – experience a renaissance? Photo: Pixabay

Healthy, environmentally friendly, free of charge: Walking offers many benefits. At least theoretically. But in practice, pedestrians sometimes have the impression that they do not have the same rights as the other road users.Read more

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