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

PTV Insights: A glance into our PTV Research Team

Enriching the PTV Research Team since 2017: Charlotte Fléchon (l.) and Jasmin Graf (photo: PTV).

Somebody who wants to make mobility fit for the future must act in a forward-looking fashion. This is why we at PTV engage in numerous national and international research projects for the transport and traffic sector.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

Outsmarting congestion and emissions

Miller Crockart, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing for Traffic Software

Miller Crockart, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing for Traffic Software

“Meeting the demand is key, but meeting it with a minimum number of vehicles to make the best use of an existing infrastructure, is king”, explains our Vice President Global Sales & Marketing for Traffic Software, Miller Crockart, in the latest edition of ITS International.Read more

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: A challenge for logistics?

Not only on Black Friday and Cyber Monday  – the increasing demand for e-commerce challenges logistics and cities (photo: iStock).

They count among the most profitable shopping event days of the world: On Black Friday (this year on 24.11.) and Cyber Monday (27.11.) numerous online businesses strive to attract customers by offering special deals and incredible discounts.Read more

The increasing importance of data in an ever-evolving transport scenario

Ensuring a transport system that serves society and supports the economy requires many things, but the two most important ones are data and dialogue.

In the case of logistics, no data can even mean no delivery. Top players, like DHL, UPS and Wincanton, have an increasingly high number of geographical data at hand to provide courier services to millions of customers around the world.… Read more

The right partnership to build solutions for a sustainable future

Miller Crockart, PTV Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, talks about MaaS and more in the interview with Traffic Technologie International.

“Integrating Mobility as a Service (MaaS) intelligently with public transport and active mobility modes will be the crucial factor in market success.” In the interview with Traffic Technology International, our Vice President  Sales & Marketing Traffic Miller Crockart explains how the combination of MaaS, real-time traffic prediction, vehicle autonomy and public transport will pave the way for a more intelligent movement of people and goods.Read more

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