Off to conquer the ‘last mile’!

28% of total transport cost is accumulated on the “last mile” (Photo: iStock)

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A city’s efficiency depends on its infrastructure. To supply trade, production, the service industry and private households for the future requires solutions which are smart, sustainable and cost-effective.… Read more

PTV offers students scope for new ideas

Business Computer Science student Devid Vogel presented the app prototype he recently developed as part of his practical placement.

Trying new things, gaining work experience: Students, who are completing a dual study programme at PTV, can look forward to plenty of exciting tasks and projects, fostering self-dependent and goal-oriented working.Read more

Mobility concept of the City of Landau (Palatinate) based on public participation

The citizens of Landau are actively involved in the planning process of the mobility concept for the City which is currently developed by PTV Transport Consult.

The active participation of citizens in specific transport planning projects or even general traffic-related framework planning have become an important factor in recent years, and rightly so.Read more

Straight to the point: Holz Tusche sends notifications using PTV solutions

 

Founded as a timber merchant in 1934, Holz Tusche GmbH & Co. KG is now one of the leading wholesalers and importers of wood in Germany.

Founded as a timber merchant in 1934, Holz Tusche GmbH & Co. KG is now one of the leading wholesalers and importers of wood in Germany.Read more

How can the data economy unlock the full potential of European transport?

PTV CEO Vincent Kobesen at the European Transport Forum 2017

Top policy-makers and stakeholders gathered at the European Transport Forum in Brussels to engage in a high-level debate on the potential of the use of data as a tool in transportation. The theme of the 2017 debate, which took place on 17 October, was “How can the data economy unlock the full potential of European transport?”.Read more

Gaining the competitive edge with
PTV Map&Guide

Transport companies need a reliable time, distance and toll calculation to ensure an efficient and on-time delivery.

Previously, we discussed the issues and challenges that the logistics industry is facing, especially within the EU. Due to the problems in the workforce, implementation of local laws, and limited technological interventions, some businesses are struggling to survive against their competitors, resulting in low margins and even bankruptcies.Read more

How software solution is bridging the gaps in EU’s logistics sector

PTV Map&Guide enables companies to avoid detours maximising their profits.

EU’s logistics sector is booming and makes up 14% of the total GDP. Retail, e-commerce and manufacturing have propelled its rapid growth, and will only continue to expand year over year. Nonetheless, the sector still has significant challenges to tackle such as problems in the workforce, implementation of local laws, and limited technological interventions.Read more

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

Rotra keeps complexity under control thanks to software-aided route scheduling

Route planners working with PTV Smartour at Rotra

Importance of IT infrastructure: In the middle of the site on Verhuellweg 5 street in Doesburg, there is a well-equipped server room, with LED lights in a variety of colours showing that both the servers and the software installed are working flat-out.Read more