Greater Transport Safety for Bolivia

Sofia Salek de Braun, PTV Transport Safety Ambassador, has worked with actors from authorities and institutions in her homeland to develop a road safety charter.

Transport safety is a topic which is not very visible in many emerging and developing countries. Since 2016, Sofia Salek de Braun, PTV Solution Director Traffic Safety, has been working to achieve greater road transport safety in her homeland, Bolivia.Read more

Intelligent street lighting provides traffic information

f.l.t.r. Peter Möhl, Director Traffic Software at PTV and Oliver Deuschle, Head of SMIGHT have teamed up to improve real-time traffic management.

The smart city of tomorrow is benefiting from the increasing intelligence of our infrastructure. The EnBW brand SMIGHT (Smart City Light)  and  PTV Group have teamed up in a joint development initiative to optimise urban traffic in real time.Read more

Djibouti – the logistic hub of the Horn of Africa

Djibouti wants to establish an Excellence Centre of Transport and Logistics. Image: DPFZA.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Djibouti is strategically located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. It controls the vital passage and the southern entrance from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean – an essential international trade route connecting Africa, Asia and Europe.… Read more

Smart and connected: the stop of the future

The intelligent stop of the future (Photo: raumobil GmbH).

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

What will the stop look like in the multimodal, networked mobility world of tomorrow?  PTV Group and  raumobil GmbH worked on this issue as part of the R&D project “smartStation – the stop as a gateway to multimodal mobility” (RD No.… Read more

Test field Autonomous Driving: In May the first vehicles will be rolling in Karlsruhe

The FZI Open House provided insight into current projects and development. (Photo: Andreas Drollinger/FZI)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Innovation is in the air in the Haid-und-Neu-Straße in Karlsruhe.  Not only is PTV’s headquarters located there, the FZI Research Centre for Computer Science is just 200 metres further.… 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

How a rainy day in Lisbon started a mobility revolution

Too many taxis and other vehicles serve only one passenger.

Too many taxis and other vehicles serve only one passenger at a time.

How do you start a mobility revolution? – Right, you have to have an idea. José Viegas, Former Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, OECD, had the brilliant brainwave of finding a way to ensure the best capacity utilisation of taxis because too many vehicles serve only one customer at a time.Read more