Djibouti – the logistic hub of the Horn of Africa

Djibouti wants to establish an Excellence Centre of Transport and Logistics. Image: DPFZA.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Djibouti is strategically located on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. It controls the vital passage and the southern entrance from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean – an essential international trade route connecting Africa, Asia and Europe.… Read more

Transport Consult – Celebrating 5 years of success

PTV Transport Consult celebrates its 5th anniversary. (Foto: PTV)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

PTV Group has been providing software and consulting services for the planning and optimization of traffic and transport logistics for around four decades. In 2013, the consulting business was spun off into an independent subsidiary, PTV Transport Consult GmbH (TC).… Read more

PTV Group cooperates with FIA at the Formula E race in Rome


Sustainable mobility is the topic at the FIA Smart Cities Forum and the Formula E in Rome. Illustration: Formula E

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

PTV presents sustainable mobility solutions at the FIA Smart Cities Forum : Sustainable mobility concepts are becoming increasingly important for the International Automobile Federation FIA.… Read more

Fasten your seat belts. We’re accelerating the future at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018!

Meet our team at #ITAdam18

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Discover a whole new way to see the future of mobility. With our solution combined with the latest technology, you can experience first-hand how our software come to life. If you would like a free visitor pass, kindly send an email to corporate-marketing@ptvgroup.com with the subject line, “Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 Pass Request”.Read more

Test field Autonomous Driving: In May the first vehicles will be rolling in Karlsruhe

The FZI Open House provided insight into current projects and development. (Photo: Andreas Drollinger/FZI)

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Innovation is in the air in the Haid-und-Neu-Straße in Karlsruhe.  Not only is PTV’s headquarters located there, the FZI Research Centre for Computer Science is just 200 metres further.… Read more

Air pollution control thanks to optimised traffic light management

The traffic management centre SIRAC in Strasbourg. (Photo: SIRAC).

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Germany’s top administrative court has ruled that diesel cars can be banned from cities, which will spur the discussion about urban air quality. However, air pollution control is a red-hot topic elsewhere, too.… Read more

Assessing heavy-load bridge options: refurbish or replace?

PTV has developed a methodology for the optimization of bridge refurbishment and/or renewal measures (Photo: iStock).

Growing traffic volumes, including heavy-load transport, have a negative impact on roads and bridges, in particular on the 39,500 bridges of the federal motorway system in Germany. Most of them were built between 1965 and 1985.Read more

Gaining the competitive edge with
PTV Map&Guide

Transport companies need a reliable time, distance and toll calculation to ensure an efficient and on-time delivery.

Previously, we discussed the issues and challenges that the logistics industry is facing, especially within the EU. Due to the problems in the workforce, implementation of local laws, and limited technological interventions, some businesses are struggling to survive against their competitors, resulting in low margins and even bankruptcies.Read more

How software solution is bridging the gaps in EU’s logistics sector

PTV Map&Guide enables companies to avoid detours maximising their profits.

EU’s logistics sector is booming and makes up 14% of the total GDP. Retail, e-commerce and manufacturing have propelled its rapid growth, and will only continue to expand year over year. Nonetheless, the sector still has significant challenges to tackle such as problems in the workforce, implementation of local laws, and limited technological interventions.Read more

PTV Insights: Staying perfectly flexible thanks to Donuts

How to make perfect donuts? The PTV agile coaches Anna Baumann(l.) and Silke Notheis tell us all about it.

Every now and then, our canteen offers a selection of donuts. But in a way, they are omnipresent throughout our company.  Because: At PTV, our Agile teams, that work on new, innovative products and releases for traffic, transport and logistics, are called “Donuts”.Read more