Mexico: The delivery of goods is a matter of life or death

It is crucial that trucks can take the supplies to the affected towns. Photo: Aryana Benavides / David Valdovinos

Mexico suffered from two major earthquakes during the past two weeks. On behalf of the Undersecretary of Infrastructure of the Nation, the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Transportation (IMT) contacted Vicente Torres, our managing director in Mexico, and asked for help.Read more

Match me if you can: Networking lunch with PTV Roulette

PTV employee Michael Hubschneider (r.) and Jochen Foldenauer enjoying their “random” lunch at the canteen.

The English word Serendipity describes the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated. This is what happens when you take part in PTV Roulette.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

Microsimulation – what is it good for?

Alastair Evanson, Solution Director for PTV Vissim and our expert for microsimulation

“Are you playing computer games again?” – this is a question microsimulation experts often get asked when modelling traffic. Of course they are not, but is there really such a big difference between microsimulation and a game like Sim City?Read more

From Kiosk to Commercial Kitchen: Lautertal Ensures

“I cannot imagine anything better than PTV Smartour.” Markus Neiheisel, Lautertal C+C GmbH & Co. KG

Tight delivery time slots, pedestrian areas, limited parking spaces for trucks – as a food wholesaler, Lautertal C+C GmbH & Co. KG has to overcome all of the constraints of inner-city deliveries, while at the same time meeting the needs of customers in rural areas.Read more

New standards in real-time notification

PTV Smartour Notification Service: the right information at the right time

Everything can arrive. But knowing the exact time is key. Notification and shipment tracking in real-time – with the route planning software PTV Smartour, the PTV Group is setting new standards in real-time notification.

PTV Smartour, has achieved new levels of quality in real-time planning.… Read more

Why do we need real-time model based forecast?

Luca Paone

Luca Paone, Solution Director for PTV Optima and our expert for real-time modelling.

Instead of being stuck in traffic, you could be enjoying a good Italian coffee. Luca Paone, expert on real-time modelling and Solution Director for PTV Optima, explains how.

Road networks are complex systems, in which even minor changes can alter the whole traffic situation.… Read more

The best of both worlds

maiTour supports the operational sales representatives in the field, integrated for the first time into the SAP environment. PTV xServers are used as a basis. ©maihiro

maiTour supports the operational sales representatives in the field, integrated for the first time into the SAP environment. PTV xServers are used as a basis. ©maihiro

Supported by PTV Group, maihiro designed an SAP®-certified tool for strategic appointment and visit planning and sales force optimisation in the field – certified for use in the SAP environment.Read more

PTV Group provides PTV Vissim simulation model for SEDEMA (Mexico City)

SEDEMA, the air quality management programme at Mexico City’s Environmental Ministry, aims to push the actual output even further.

SEDEMA, the air quality management programme at Mexico City’s Environmental Ministry, aims to push the actual output even further.

When in 1992 the United Nations named Mexico City “the most polluted city on the planet” the Mexican government, munacipality and non-profit organizations on-site initialized different measurements to reduce air pollutants.Read more

The Benefits of Modelling Public Transport

Ralf Frisch

Ralf Frisch, Solution Director at PTV Group, is a strong supporter and fan of public transport.

Karlsruhe, PTV Group’s hometown, is currently under construction: A tunnel is being built to transform the tram into a subway. This project is said to enhance public transport and to decrease congestions in the inner-city.Read more