Promoting traffic research in Africa

Prospective traffic engineers learning how to optimise signal control at the lights lab of SSML

Prospective traffic engineers learning how to optimise signal control at the lights lab of SSML

Ever since its foundation as a university spin-off, close cooperation with partners and research facilities has been a top priority at PTV. The Group has established a global network, reaching from its German hometown Karlsruhe to universities and researchers all over Europe, America, Asia and even Africa.Read more

Melbourne launches world 1st living transport lab

Melbourne is rapidly developing as one of the truly intelligently planned and managed cities of the world. PTV Group, amongst others, supports the city’s actions.

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from next year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more, to prevent traffic jams and crashes, and cut travel times and carbon emissions.Read more

New MaaS Accelerator Program Product Suite

PTV Group addresses the MaaS Market with New MaaS Accelerator Program Product Suite.

PTV Group addresses the MaaS Market with New MaaS Accelerator Program Product Suite.

At TRB, we launched our new Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) Accelerator Program, a complete portfolio of component technologies for planning MaaS operations all the way to operating and managing MaaS in any given city around the world.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

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

Why do we need real-time model based forecast?

Luca Paone

Luca Paone, Solution Director for PTV Optima and our expert for real-time modelling.

Instead of being stuck in traffic, you could be enjoying a good Italian coffee. Luca Paone, expert on real-time modelling and Solution Director for PTV Optima, explains how.

Road networks are complex systems, in which even minor changes can alter the whole traffic situation.… 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

PTV Group provides PTV Vissim simulation model for SEDEMA (Mexico City)

SEDEMA, the air quality management programme at Mexico City’s Environmental Ministry, aims to push the actual output even further.

SEDEMA, the air quality management programme at Mexico City’s Environmental Ministry, aims to push the actual output even further.

When in 1992 the United Nations named Mexico City “the most polluted city on the planet” the Mexican government, munacipality and non-profit organizations on-site initialized different measurements to reduce air pollutants.Read more

Be part of the movement – “Road Safety Training” in Bolivia

PTV Group initiate a rethinking process by inviting government, traffic experts, media and non-profit organisation to a workshop on the road safety situation in Bolivia.

PTV Group initiate a rethinking process by inviting government, traffic experts, media and non-profit organisation to a workshop on the road safety situation in Bolivia.

According to Roads Kill Map 23.2 people die on Bolivian roads per 100,000 inhabitants per year. PTV Group aims to raise awareness in the public and private life to establish a new and improved safety culture.Read more