Air pollution control thanks to optimised traffic light management

The traffic management centre SIRAC in Strasbourg. (Photo: SIRAC).

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Germany’s top administrative court has ruled that diesel cars can be banned from cities, which will spur the discussion about urban air quality. However, air pollution control is a red-hot topic elsewhere, too.… Read more

PTV Insights: Snacking for a good purpose

Association chair Marc Zimmermann (r.) and treasurer Marcus Thäle in front of the “Napf”.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There is a quick remedy for anyone at PTV who finds themselves in a sugar low: In the “Napf” (bowl) on each floor, there are chocolate bars, jelly babies, nuts, etc.… Read more

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The Electrified City: Opportunities and Challenges for Southeast Asia

The German delegates of the travelling conference visiting the partner university in Bangkok.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

How can electrification of cities in Southeast Asia contribute to a more sustainable development? This major issue of concern to Asian cities was part of the agenda of the travelling conference “The Electrified City” financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).… Read more

NTU, LTA and PTV collaborate for Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle test centre (CETRAN)

CETRAN and the Test Circuit puts Singapore on the global forefront for developing regulatory standards for testing CAV. Foto: NTU.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) opened Singapore’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) test centre in November 2017.… Read more

Fun at work: Who has good cards at PTV during the lunch hour?

Colleagues from different departments are playing Tichu.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Lunchtime on the PTV Campus at the headquarters in Karlsruhe. While most colleagues drink coffee and talk, two tables truly stand out. For there, people are playing cards. A group of ten to twelve people meets every day during lunch to play Tichu.… 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

The bus that catches the passenger: PTV Group’s role in the MaaS Alliance

In the future, the bus catches the passengers and not the other way around.

In the future, the bus catches the passengers and not the other way around.

Does owning a car still equal the ultimate freedom to go everywhere – of being independently mobile? The latest report conducted by MaaSLab in London confirms that people’s attitudes are changing and that the time for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is now: 36% of the non-car-owning participants of the study said they would delay purchasing a car and 40% of them stated they would not purchase a car at all if MaaS were available.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

New: Virtual Mobility Lab for Barcelona

Figure 5. MaaS Modeller case study of Demand Responsive services in the Central Business District of Barcelona for CARNET / ©PTV

PTV Group supports the Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET) which implemented a virtual mobility lab for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Jaume Barceló, strategic advisor at PTV Iberia provides some insight into this ambitious project.Read more

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