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 “Microsimulation – what is it good for?”

Why do we need real-time model based forecast?

Luca Paone

Luca Paone, Solution Director for PTV Optima and our expert for real-time modelling.

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?”

The Benefits of Modelling Public Transport

Ralf Frisch

Ralf Frisch, Solution Director at PTV Group, is a strong supporter and fan of public transport.

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”

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 “Modelling autonomous vehicles”