PTV Group and TNO launch new solution for improving air quality

Lively exchange between PTV Group and TNO.

Almost three years ago, the independent research institute TNO (The Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and PTV Group announced to join forces in the fields of mobility and the environment. A lot has happened since then. The TNO platform Urban Strategy has been coupled with the functionalities of the strategic transport planning software PTV Visum, creating an integrated and multi-disciplinary decision-making platform for cities facing complex challenges in terms of congestion and air pollution.Read more

How one woman managed to (finally) put road safety on the agenda in Bolivia

The Bolivian capital La Paz is one of the cities for which road safety activities were developed.

Despite having only about half the world’s motor vehicles, low-middle income countries (LMICs) account for over 90% of the worldwide road traffic deaths. In Bolivia, 23.2 people per 100,000 inhabitants are killed on the road each year (WHO, 2015).Read more

Working at the forefront of the booming Indian automotive industry

f.l.t.r. Waldemar Epple (AEN), Thomas Benz (PTV), Andre Fischbeck (IPG), Kristina Stifter (PTV) in dialogue with Mr Mangesh R. Saraf (ARAI) at PTV headquarters.
f.l.t.r. Waldemar Epple (AEN), Thomas Benz (PTV), Andre Fischbeck (IPG), Kristina Stifter (PTV) in dialogue with Mr Mangesh R. Saraf (ARAI) at PTV headquarters.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) from Pune visited the PTV Group in Karlsruhe to learn from European use cases and technologies – organised by the Automotive Engineering Network (AEN).Read more

Central & Eastern Europe PTV User Group Meeting Tour 2019

Welcome to the Central & Eastern Europe PTV User Group Meeting Tour 2019

For more than 2 decades now, we gather our customers to showcase news and recently developed features in our software products. It all started in 1990 when we held our first original UGM in Germany.… Read more

Knowledge transfer to China

Experts for Traffic Planning, Surveys, Geographic Information and Urban Planning from the Chinese city Chongqing visited PTV headquarters. (Photo: PTV).

 Traffic Planning, Survey, Geographic Information and Urban Planning experts from the Chinese city Chongqing visited PTV headquarters. (Photo: PTV).

International knowledge transfer is crucial for our business. Therefore, we were happy to host a high-level delegation from the Chinese metropolitan City of Chongqing interested in learning more about the range of possibilities opened up by our software solutions for transportation planning and optimisation.Read more

PTV Group cooperates with FIA at the Formula E race in Rome


Sustainable mobility is the topic at the FIA Smart Cities Forum and the Formula E in Rome. Illustration: Formula E

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PTV presents sustainable mobility solutions at the FIA Smart Cities Forum : Sustainable mobility concepts are becoming increasingly important for the International Automobile Federation FIA.… Read more

Air pollution control thanks to optimised traffic light management

The traffic management centre SIRAC in Strasbourg. (Photo: SIRAC).

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Germany’s top administrative court has ruled that diesel cars can be banned from cities, which will spur the discussion about urban air quality. However, air pollution control is a red-hot topic elsewhere, too.… Read more

NTU, LTA and PTV collaborate for Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle test centre (CETRAN)

CETRAN and the Test Circuit puts Singapore on the global forefront for developing regulatory standards for testing CAV. Foto: NTU.

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) opened Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre in November 2017.… Read more

New: Virtual Mobility Lab for Barcelona

Figure 5. MaaS Modeller case study of Demand Responsive services in the Central Business District of Barcelona for CARNET / ©PTV

PTV Group supports the Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET) which implemented a virtual mobility lab for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Jaume Barceló, strategic advisor at PTV Iberia provides some insight into this ambitious project.Read more