Real time: The solution for transport resilience in cities?

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How can you ensure the transport resilience of your city? PTV has the answers.

On June 3rd something unusual happened in Paris: For the first time since World War Two the Louvre had to call Volunteers to help move its treasures to upper floors. The Seine had peaked its highest level in more than 30 years and threatened to flood the cellar of the museum and whole parts of the city.Read more

Real-time traffic management nowadays requires demand modelling

Traffic manager working at a regional control centre. © Flickr / Highways Agency

Traffic manager working at a regional control centre. © Flickr / Highways Agency

Around one half of all Germans have a smartphone [1]. Three quarters of them access internet content on the go and 50 per cent use apps for different aspects of day-to-day life.Read more

Moscow relies on real-time technology PTV Optima

The current mayor of Moscow, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin (left), gives Prime Minister, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, an overview of the traffic management of the city of Moscow.

The current mayor of Moscow, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin (left), gives Prime Minister, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, an overview of the traffic management of the city of Moscow.

During their last joint visit to the Moscow traffic management centre, the current mayor, Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin, and Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, said that Moscow’s newly implemented Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) stands out as one of the best in the world.Read more

Real-time forecasting meets e-mobility

Traffic in Erfurt

Traffic management in the city of Erfurt. © Stadtverwaltung Erfurt

Originally designed for petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, the transport network of today is not optimised for electromobility. Very much aware of this fact, people from all over are reluctant to make the switch to e-mobility. Furthermore, investing in an extensive network of high-speed charging points would be costly.Read more

Traffic information on your fingertips

Traffic in Bukarest, Rumania

PTV Optima to display current traffic state in Bukarest.

Whilst on the DN2A between Hârşova and Crucea the traffic is flowing despite construction sites, cars on Şoseaua Mihai Bravu in Bucharest are moving at a snail’s pace this Saturday. TrafficGuide.ro enables traffic information on your fingertips!Read more

PTV Group and INRIX to make cities smarter

Street in Paris

INRIX XD Traffic will enhance PTV Group’s data portfolio for real-time traffic management.

This week, PTV Group and INRIX announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on smart city solutions that will use big data and demand-based modelling software to solve urban mobility problems worldwide. INRIX is a leading provider of real-time traffic information.Read more

Ahead of time

PTV Optima for real-time traffic management

Piedmont relies on PTV Optima for real-time traffic management

Covering an area of 25,000 square kilometres, Piedmont is, after Sicily, Italy’s second largest region. Its provinces are intersected by 34,000 kilometres of main road. Managing traffic and providing mobility information in this region is the job of 5T.Read more

A look into the ITS laboratory

Wai Cheung, the City of Edmonton traffic engineer

Wai Cheung is the City of Edmonton’s traffic engineer. He has been responsible for planning the ITS hardware installations and is part of the team of the Yellowhead Trail ITS Simulation Laboratory.

How can cities manage the increase of traffic in times of tight budgets? ITS can be an answer.Read more