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

A look into the future of the smart city

How will urban transport develop from 2045 to 2065? PTV Group is examining this question as part of the BBSR research project "Smart Cities – Urban transport for tomorrow" ("Smart Cities – Stadtverkehr für übermorgen"). Photo: Fotolia/eyetronic

How will urban transport develop from 2045 to 2065? PTV Group is examining this question as part of the BBSR research project “Smart Cities – Urban transport for tomorrow” (“Smart Cities – Stadtverkehr für übermorgen”). Photo: Fotolia/eyetronic

The vision of a smart city, of an efficient, progressive, eco-conscious, socially inclusive city, involves various sectors, including mobility.Read more

Autonomous vehicles: increasing road safety?

The increase of autonomous vehicles will affect road safety and traffic planning (© Chesky_W)

The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors in June 2016. An incident that, if we believe the media, is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust they put in the booming autonomous vehicle industry.Read more

PTV supports new test field for automated driving

Test field for connected and automated driving (photo: FZI)

Test field for connected and automated driving (photo: FZI)

Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Ministry of Transport decided to set up a test field for connected and automated driving in Karlsruhe. Their go-ahead gives a strong signal to the entire region. PTV Group is pleased to be actively involved in this exciting mobility project, which is led by the FZI Research Centre for Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).Read more

We are on the cusp of a revolution – trends and innovations in mobility

We are on the cusp of a revolution in the movement of people and goods world-wide.

We are on the cusp of a revolution in the movement of people and goods world-wide.

“We are on the cusp of a revolution in the movement of people and goods world-wide. The age of connectivity is upon us and it is bringing within it transport and mobility innovation and enlightenment on an unprecedented scale.The ‘Internet of Movement’

Autonomous Vehicles and Drones are no longer flights of fantasy, and at PTV Group, we are the company simulating and predicting, their incorporation into the overall transport network/mix.… Read more

PTV Group offers a virtual world to test future automotive developments with PTV Vissim

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are already present on the roads of many countries around the globe

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles are already present on the roads of many countries around the globe

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are already present on the roads of many countries around the globe. Established functions such as adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and lane assistance are already in existence with the development, testing and funding of further autonomous vehicle technology well underway.Read more

THE BIG INTERVIEW PART ONE – Miller Crockart

Miller Crockart, Vice President Traffic Sales and Marketing

Rugby was and still is an important part of Miller Crockart’s life, Vice President Traffic Global Sales and Marketing PTV Group. Photo: Miller Crockart

Miller Crockart has been Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Traffic Software at PTV Group for three years. However he’s had a varied, and international life, including a period as a professional rugby player in Japan.Read more

PTV Group @ TRB Annual Meeting 2016

PTV Group @ TRB Annual Meeting 2016

PTV Group @ TRB Annual Meeting 2016

This year saw another successful TRB Annual Meeting, with Washington playing host to traffic experts from across the world between the 10th – 14th January.

The PTV Group, as the proud ‘Platinum Sponsor’ of the event, featured heavily in presentations from customers who showed off their user case studies.… Read more

PTV Looks at Tomorrow Transportation Challenges

PTV Group looks at trends and innovations in transportation.

PTV Group looks at trends and innovations in transportation.

The buzz term “autonomous vehicles” is currently spreading throughout the transport industry. To get a better insight on the impact for cities, mobility, and the urban realm using this technology, ULI UK – Urban Land Institute held a half day Conference in October last year, where experts summed up different scenarios and presented them to the public.Read more

On the way to autonomous driving

Smarter cars thanks to modern technology

Smarter cars thanks to modern technology

The car of the future will be increasingly smart thanks to modern technology. Driver support ranges from assistance systems to actions executed automatically during journeys. Dr. Thomas Schamm, head of the Technical Cognitive Assistance Systems department at FZI Karlsruhe, on the current challenges.Read more