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

PTV Vissim 8 – Efficient, convenient and elegant

Infographic_PTVVissim8_Highlights_ENThe world’s leading traffic simulation software is waiting for you, with new features and functionalities: with PTV Vissim 8, scenario management is now included in modelling. Other new features include the simulation of overtaking manoeuvres, as well as eye-catching graphics in the user interface and simulation output.Read more

Winnipeg – the PTV city

The city of Winnipeg uses Vision Traffic Software inter-divisionaly.

The City of Winnipeg (Canada) uses Vision Traffic Software inter-divisionaly.

If there were a PTV world championship, Winnipeg would come out on top. With PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Vistro, the Canadian city already uses three software products from the PTV Group, covering different aspects of transportation planning in the city.Read more

PTV Software training course in China

PTV Software training in China

PTV Software training in China

PTV China organized the PTV Software training course which took place from 23-27 March 2015 in Lijiang, a small beautiful city in Yunnan Province.

The training did not only cover VISUM and VISSIM courses, but also VISUM Safety, VISWALK and Vistro courses.… Read more

PTV Group launches Add-in Marketplace for Vision Traffic Suite

Within topical webinars add-in developers present their extensions of the PTV Vision Traffic Suite.

Within topical webinars add-in developers present their extensions of the PTV Vision Traffic Suite.

Continuous development has brought the transport planning software from PTV Group to where it is today: at the forefront of the industry. For a long time, new features and functionalities for PTV Visum and PTV Vissim have been created not only by their own developers, but users and partners also bring the software forward: with their own add-ins, which they program according to their requirements.Read more

6 release highlights not to miss

Photo: © Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich

Photo: © Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich

What features and functions do PTV Visum 14 and  PTV Vissim 7 have to offer? We asked product management colleagues and present you with three release highlights from the current PTV Visum version and three from the current PTV Vissim version.

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Working together for greater safety at events

PTV simulation software for greater safety at big events

PTV simulation software for greater safety at big events

IBIT GmbH, Bonn, and the PTV Group, Karlsruhe, are in future looking to collaborate in the areas of research, consultancy, education and training. IBIT has set itself the objective of professionalising and standardising crowd and event safety.… Read more

A knock on the door of… Dr. Steffen Wekeck

Dr. Steffen Wekeck is Traffic Software Development Director at the PTV Group and, among other responsibilities, is in charge of software development for the world-leading transport planning products, PTV Visum and PTV Vissim.

Dr. Steffen Wekeck

An interview with Dr. Steffen Wekeck,Traffic Software Development Director at the PTV Group and, among other responsibilities, in charge of software development for the world-leading transport planning products, PTV Visum and PTV Vissim.

Compass: Steffen, you have been a software developer responsible for our transport planning products for 14 years.Read more