PTV Insights: Improved road utilization through platooning

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Grouping vehicles – car or trucks driving closely together – into platoons, while maintaining road safety, is called platooning. The vehicles speed up or slow down at the same time, whereas the vehicle at the front of the platoon determines the driving rhythm.Read more

PTV Insights: Autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

What will our roads look like should autonomous vehicles one day become a daily mode of transport? Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, talks about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport.Read more

TRIMODE reaches first milestone

Arnd Vogel and Dr. Klaus Nökel, PTV Group, are pleased about the positive response to the first TRIMODE milestone.

Arnd Vogel and Dr. Klaus Nökel, PTV Group, are pleased about the positive response to the first TRIMODE milestone.

The TRIMODE project, whose goal is to develop a multimodal transport model that covers all freight and passenger movements across Europe, has now reached an important milestone.Read more

PTV Academia – Doing research with and for robust software tools

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

“Excellent presentations and intensive discussions”, concluded Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV, on the first ‘PTV Academia’ conference of the members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network.Read more

World Road Association in Karlsruhe

In July, the Road Infrastructure Investment and Social Development Committee of the WRA met at PTV Group’s head office in Karlsruhe, Germany.

In July, the Road Infrastructure Investment and Social Development Committee of the WRA met at PTV Group’s head office in Karlsruhe, Germany.

At World Road Association (WRA), expert teams work together in committees on different subject areas over a period of four years. In 2016, Professor Dr.Read more

PTV Insights: The European transport model and PTV Visum

Dr. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV Group, about the new European transport model

Dr. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV Group, about the new European transport model

Dr. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV Group, speaks at PTV Insights on the development of TRIMODE, a comprehensive multi-modal transport model that covers the entire freight and passenger transport in Europe.Read more

PTV SISTeMA co-author award-winning paper on short-term traffic forecasting

Alessandro Attanasi with the award…a Marinella tie!

Our experts from PTV SISTeMA in Italy  has recently been awarded with the Best Paper Award at the IEEE-MT-ITS International Conference in Napoli.

Alessandro Attanasi, Lorenzo Meschnini, Marco Pezzula co-authored the research paper on “A Hybird Method for Real-Time Short-Term Predictions of Traffic Flows in Urban Areas” together with Gaetano Fusco, Guido Gentile, Natalia Isaenko of University of Rome “Sapienza”.… Read more

SBB benefits from PTV Group’s holistic public transport solution

Swiss Federal Railways has been using the PTV Visum module as a dynamic core element of its capacity planning since 2014.

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has been transporting passengers and goods across the Swiss rail network for over a century. As the backbone of the Swiss public transport system, SBB ensures that over 1.2 million passengers and 200,000 tonnes of goods reach their destinations on time every day.Read more

PTV Group and IPG Automotive Offer New Interface for Virtual Test Driving

Virtual test driving by IPG Automotive now features microscopic traffic simulation with PTV Vissim.

In the automotive sector, new developments regarding vehicles or materials are mandatory to be tested before manufactures are allowed to produce them for the street. Strict rules and regulatory requirements have to be followed as a necessary protection of all transport means.Read more

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