In search of lost time: Big Data in transport logistics

TransformingTransport – the lighthouse project providing interesting findings on losing and gaining time.

The EU project TransformingTransport looks at ways to use Big Data in order to increase transport efficiency and generate environmental benefits. Various areas of application are examined in pilot projects. Jasmin Graf, who is managing the Sustainable Connected Trucks project on the PTV side, explains how lost time can be recovered, saving both time and money.Read more

Working at the forefront of the booming Indian automotive industry

f.l.t.r. Waldemar Epple (AEN), Thomas Benz (PTV), Andre Fischbeck (IPG), Kristina Stifter (PTV) in dialogue with Mr Mangesh R. Saraf (ARAI) at PTV headquarters.
f.l.t.r. Waldemar Epple (AEN), Thomas Benz (PTV), Andre Fischbeck (IPG), Kristina Stifter (PTV) in dialogue with Mr Mangesh R. Saraf (ARAI) at PTV headquarters.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) from Pune visited the PTV Group in Karlsruhe to learn from European use cases and technologies – organised by the Automotive Engineering Network (AEN).Read more

PTV Transport Consult: New premises, great projects

PTV Transport Consult is in charge of construction supervision / site management during the conversion of the tunnel control centre in Hamburg.

The Stuttgart branch of PTV Transport Consult has moved to a new office. In an interview with branch manager Dr.-Ing. Hagen Schüller, we talked not only about the new premises, but also about exciting projects that his team is currently working on.Read more

Moving people and goods faster with automotive data from Otonomo

PTV started using Otonomo data as an additional data source to calibrate existing models. Heatmap FCD records of Ital

We need high-quality data to keep the world moving. As a software company, we incorporate large, disparate datasets into models and planning tools that help cities, companies, and people save money, enhance road safety, and minimize the environmental impact of traffic flows.Read more

Good basis for cargo clustering

Freight tetris: Automated loading of a special platform (New Modal Unit Platform) outside the truck is currently being tested for the EU project Clusters 2.0

Freight tetris is not as fun as the term may suggest. One of the special challenges facing transport logistics is to arrange different pieces of freight on pallets as space-savingly and efficiently as possible.Read more

Heading towards DiverCity

The Corporate Partnership Board of the ITF launched a gender initiative in Paris on 8 March 2019. Photo: Participants of the workshop ‘Recruiting and Retaining a Gender-Diverse Workforce’

Better opportunities for women in the transport and logistics industry! This is the aim of a new initiative launched by the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF) on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.Read more

Research project SIRENE: Green wave for rescue vehicles

The SIRENE project team is developing a navigation system especially for emergency vehicles and a special program for traffic lights,

“Braunschweig is the first city in Germany to introduce a ‘digital siren and flashing light’,” reports the Braunschweig Newspaper. This innovation is an interim result of the research project SIRENE that the PTV Group is involved in.Read more

PTV worldwide: How PTV software became the industry standard in the Netherlands

Dyon van Gaans is the PTV Regional Director for Northern Europe.

Think globally, act locally – this is the motto under which the PTV Group has been expanding its international presence over the past 40 years. Today there are branch offices on all continents. In the course of our anniversary year, we would like to provide you with fascinating insights into our six sales regions.Read more