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

Microsimulation – what is it good for?

Alastair Evanson, Solution Director for PTV Vissim and our expert for microsimulation

“Are you playing computer games again?” – this is a question microsimulation experts often get asked when modelling traffic. Of course they are not, but is there really such a big difference between microsimulation and a game like Sim City?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

Creating the world’s best city for cyclists

Cyclists in the City of Copenhagen

Copenhagen aims for becoming the bicycle-friendliest city of the world and uses PTV Vissim for planning. Image: Troels Heinen

There is hardly any other city in the world that encourages bicycle traffic like Copenhagen. It comes as no surprise that the Danish capital has set itself the goal of becoming the world’s most bicycle-friendly city.Read more