The role of commercial transport

PTV Compass focuses on commercial transport and sustainable transport concepts. Photo: iStock/Roberto A. Sanchez

PTV Compass focuses on commercial transport and sustainable transport concepts. Photo: iStock/Roberto A. Sanchez

A successful city should do two things: it should provide essential logistical services, and at the same time it should be an attractive place to live and work. However, it is not so easy to meet both of these requirements at the same time.Read more

PTV Vissim 8 – Efficient, convenient and elegant

Infographic_PTVVissim8_Highlights_ENThe world’s leading traffic simulation software is waiting for you, with new features and functionalities: with PTV Vissim 8, scenario management is now included in modelling. Other new features include the simulation of overtaking manoeuvres, as well as eye-catching graphics in the user interface and simulation output.Read more

PTV Visum 15 sets new standards in multimodality

The new version of the leading transport planning software, PTV Visum 15, is now available.

The new version of the leading transport planning software, PTV Visum 15, is now available.

The new release of the world’s leading transport planning software is here: PTV Visum 15 sets new standards in multimodality and allows even more sustainable transport planning.

Decision-makers in many places make it their duty to improve the accessibility of public transport.… Read more

Winnipeg – the PTV city

The city of Winnipeg uses Vision Traffic Software inter-divisionaly.

The City of Winnipeg (Canada) uses Vision Traffic Software inter-divisionaly.

If there were a PTV world championship, Winnipeg would come out on top. With PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Vistro, the Canadian city already uses three software products from the PTV Group, covering different aspects of transportation planning in the city.Read more

Finely crafted and integrated

One part of the transport model of Halle (Saale): public transport

One part of the transport model of Halle (Saale): public transport. Modelled with PTV Visum.

Since the existing transportation model was getting a bit long in the tooth, the city of Halle (Saale), Germany, commissioned planning company verkehrplus GmbH to update it. This resulted in a modern, finely crafted transportation model with around 600 zones, which takes into account all modes of transport.Read more

Moscow relies on real-time technology PTV Optima

The current mayor of Moscow, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin (left), gives Prime Minister, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, an overview of the traffic management of the city of Moscow.

The current mayor of Moscow, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin (left), gives Prime Minister, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, an overview of the traffic management of the city of Moscow.

During their last joint visit to the Moscow traffic management centre, the current mayor, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin, and Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, said that Moscow’s newly implemented Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) stands out as one of the best in the world.Read more

PTV Group brings new GIS tool to market

Made with PTV Visum Data Analytics powered by TomTom Traffic Stats

Made with PTV Visum Data Analytics powered by TomTom Traffic Stats

The scale and availability of historical data has grown exponentially within the last few years. At this year’s Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), PTV Group introduces a smart visualisation tool that is specialized for Big Data in traffic related projects.Read more

Real-time forecasting meets e-mobility

Traffic in Erfurt

Traffic management in the city of Erfurt. © Stadtverwaltung Erfurt

Originally designed for petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, the transport network of today is not optimised for electromobility. Very much aware of this fact, people from all over are reluctant to make the switch to e-mobility. Furthermore, investing in an extensive network of high-speed charging points would be costly.Read more

Traffic information on your fingertips

Traffic in Bukarest, Rumania

PTV Optima to display current traffic state in Bukarest.

Whilst on the DN2A between Hârşova and Crucea the traffic is flowing despite construction sites, cars on Şoseaua Mihai Bravu in Bucharest are moving at a snail’s pace this Saturday. TrafficGuide.ro enables traffic information on your fingertips!Read more

Big Data in transport modelling

PTV Group releases white paper about new data sources for transport modelling.

PTV Group releases white paper about new data sources for transport modelling.

Currently 2.5 exabytes of electronic data are produced per day. But how do you turn Big Data into intelligence? In a new white paper PTV Group is answering that question and shows how new data sources can be used in transport modelling.Read more