PTV Insights: Staying perfectly flexible thanks to Donuts

How to make perfect donuts? The PTV agile coaches Anna Baumann(l.) and Silke Notheis tell us all about it.

Every now and then, our canteen offers a selection of donuts. But in a way, they are omnipresent throughout our company.  Because: At PTV, our Agile teams, that work on new, innovative products and releases for traffic, transport and logistics, are called “Donuts”.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

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

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

Physical Internet: When Science meets Industry

Sergio Barbarino, research fellow of P&G Research & Development organization, about the Physical Internet.

Sergio Barbarino, research fellow of P&G Research & Development organization, about the Physical Internet.

Procter & Gamble is the largest international consumer goods company. Their products are marketed in more than 180 countries around the world and used by over 4 billion people every day. In order to improve the lives of the world’s consumers P&G’s aim is to innovate sustainably – and is thus very interested in turning the Physical Internet from vision to reality.Read more

IPIC 2017 Physical Internet in Research and Practice

Marcel Huschebeck, Manager Logistics Research at PTV, Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Center, Atlanta, GA, and inventor of the Physical Internet und Dr. Michael Nutto, Solution Director PTV xServer (f.l.t.r.) at IPIC 2017.

Marcel Huschebeck, Dr. Benoit Montreuil, Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Center, Atlanta, GA, and inventor of the Physical Internet and Dr. Michael Nutto, Solution Director PTV xServer (f.l.t.r.) at IPIC 2017.

The 4th International Physical Internet Conference took place at LogistikWerkstatt Graz in early July (please also read our press release).Read more

On its way to becoming a Smart City: Indian City of Pune

Iris Becker (centre) represents the Karlsruhe India Board Network in the Indian City of Pune and maintains close ties with PTV.

Last weekend, the first India Summer Days took place in Karlsruhe (please also read our report).  We have seized the opportunity to conduct an interview with Iris Becker from Let’s Bridge IT.Read more

Porsche SE acquires PTV Group – ready to grow

Together with their staff, CFO Michel Zweers and CEO Vincent Kobesen popped the champagne corks on the day of the announcement of PTV Group’s acquisition by Porsche SE.

Together with their staff, CFO Michel Zweers and CEO Vincent Kobesen popped the champagne corks on the day of the announcement of PTV Group’s acquisition by Porsche SE.

Now it’s official: On 7 June, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) announced the acquisition of PTV Group for a purchase price in excess of 300 million euro (see press release).Read more

TransformingTransport: Lighthouse project sends first signals

In an interview, Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, talks about the EU-funded TransformingTransport project.

In an interview, Michael Schygulla, Senior Project Manager Global Research, talks about the EU-funded TransformingTransport project.

TransformingTransport, an EU-funded Big Data Value Lighthouse project, is designed to have a radiating effect on the entire transport and logistics sector. Currently, only one in five European transport and logistics companies explore the issue of big data further.Read more