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

Strong Presence: PTV Group, Baden-Württemberg and Karlsruhe together at the smart city expo world congress

Federal state, community and industry present at a joint booth in Barcelona

Federal state, community and industry present at a joint booth in Barcelona

smart city expo world congress – at the world’s leading event focussing on the topic of “Smart Cities”, more than 400 opinion-makers will lecture on their visions of a city of the future from 15-17 November.Read more

The Benefits of Modelling Public Transport

Ralf Frisch

Ralf Frisch, Solution Director at PTV Group, is a strong supporter and fan of public transport.

Karlsruhe, PTV Group’s hometown, is currently under construction: A tunnel is being built to transform the tram into a subway. This project is said to enhance public transport and to decrease congestions in the inner-city.Read more

Goodnight Melbourne – Looking back at the ITS World Congress 2016

Goodnight Melbourne - Looking back at the ITS World Congress 2016

Goodnight Melbourne – Looking back at the ITS World Congress 2016

A week after the ITS World Congress 2016 has closed we are still overwhelmed by all the impressions that we experienced and the positive response that we received for our presence at the show. After numerous conversations we had with experts from all over the world, we feel affirmed in the direction PTV Group is leading to: technology-enabled mobility enriched with real-time data is the trend of the future in transportation.Read more

Why cities need mobility disruptive technologies

There is one thing that almost all cities around the world have in common: their streets are congested with cars, causing traffic jams and accidents, polluting the air and taking up an immense amount of the highly contested urban space. More and more local authorities try to tackle the problem by setting up restrictions and banning cars from the city centres.Read more

Modelling autonomous vehicles

thomas-benzTesting autonomous vehicles in real traffic is costly and time consuming. Hundreds of thousands if not even millions of kilometres have to be driven to make sure that the vehicle was confronted with every possible traffic scenario. In addition to that, such tests give only limited insight into the overall traffic effects of AVs.Read more