How to boost your footprint in China?

Oscar Jiang Jing becomes Managing Director at PTV China in Shanghai.

We posed this question to our new Managing Director Oscar Jiang Jing, who has now taken over responsibility for the local subsidiary in Shanghai, China.

Compass: Which are the most important mobility/transportation challenges that China has to face?… Read more

iHUB: EVs or no EVs?

PTV Group is involved in the iHub project: Presentation of the electric van at Schenker Deutschland AG’s office in Berlin.

PTV Group is involved in the iHub project: Presentation of the electric van at Schenker Deutschland AG’s office in Berlin.

How can a mixed fleet of electric and conventionally fuelled trucks be operated in a highly sustainable manner? This is one of the challenges being addressed by the partners of the research project iHub.Read more

AEOLIX – more efficiency and productivity in logistics thanks to networking

Florian Krietsch, Senior Project Manager Logistics Research, PTV, who is managing the AEOLIX project on the PTV side.

Florian Krietsch, Senior Project Manager Logistics Research, PTV, who is managing the AEOLIX project on the PTV side.

Visibility in the supply chain due to easy access and the exchange and use of relevant and easily available information related to logistics – these are the essential prerequisites for a pan-European intermodal logistics solution.Read more

Impulses for more road safety – a case example from Bolivia

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Everyone knows that road safety measures can save human lives. Unfortunately, awareness of this topic still comes up too short in many countries. PTV employee Sofia Salek de Braun agitated for this topic in her homeland of Bolivia and organised a Road Safety Workshop jointly with colleague Paulo Humanes.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

Future-proof road safety in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Farhan, Ph.D., from the Saudi Aramco Chair for Traffic Safety Research.

There are currently 27 traffic fatalities a day in Saudi Arabia. About 70% of the victims are under the age of 30 – unfortunately, this tragic number keeps growing. Thus, it is high time that road safety in the region becomes a top priority in the academic field as well as in the public and private sector.Read more

Swarm data for traffic planning

A clever combination: Swarm data from Motionlogic and transport models from PTV (image: Motionlogic)

Nearly everybody calls daily with a mobile phone, sends texts or uses the mobile Internet. In an interview, Norbert Weber, data expert at Motionlogic, explains how these activities can be transformed into valuable information for city and traffic planning.Read more

How can climate goals be reached?

From the German Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan to the implementation of Germany’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy - Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at PTV Group, accompanies plans for future climate action.

From the German Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan to the implementation of Germany’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy – Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at PTV Group, accompanies plans for future climate action.

The Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 (FTIP), however, does not meet with enthusiasm everywhere.Read more

How will things go after the merger of PTV and DPS?

PTV Group: New Business Management in the UK and Scandinavia

PTV Group: New Business Management in the UK and Scandinavia

Two weeks ago, we announced that the PTV Group has acquired 100% of the British company Distribution Planning Software Limited (DPS) with all employees, locations and products in order to act on the market together in the future.Read more

For real? TMS and real time

Frank Felten, Vice President Traffic Product Management & Software Development at the PTV Group, on the development of transport management systems.

Frank Felten, Vice President Traffic Product Management & Software Development at the PTV Group, on the development of transport management systems.

Frank Felten, Vice President Traffic Product Management & Software Development at the PTV Group, has written a contribution for the Logistics Practical Handbook about the development of transportation management systems (TMS).Read more