“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 “Microsimulation – what is it good for?”
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 “Why do we need real-time model based forecast?”
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 “The Benefits of Modelling Public Transport”
Testing 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 “Modelling autonomous vehicles”
When your car is broken, you bring it to an expert who analyses the symptoms, forms a diagnosis and fixes the problem. You might have to pay for some spare parts, but eventually your car will work again. But what do you do when a city is broken?… Read more “Why do we model transport?”