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

Management change in the field of Public Transport

Ralf Frisch und Peter Mott

Ralf Frisch and Peter Mott

Efficient public transportation is becoming increasingly important worldwide. The goal is to align the transportation system of the future to meet people’s needs. In an interview, Dr. Peter Mott, most recently Director of Business Development for Public Transport at PTV, looks back and reports on his 33-year career and current developments in the field of Public Transport as he begins his retirement.Read more

Olé Brasil: PTV Group to target international expansion

PTV Brasil: PTV opens new branch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

PTV Brasil: PTV opens new branch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

PTV opened a new branch in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to improve the usage of infrastructure in the agile South American market through a local office. The Group now has 14 branches and subsidiaries across five continents, and some 600 employees, generating a turnover of €79 million from software for optimising traffic and transportation logistics.Read more

PTV Visum 15 sets new standards in multimodality

The new version of the leading transport planning software, PTV Visum 15, is now available.

The new version of the leading transport planning software, PTV Visum 15, is now available.

The new release of the world’s leading transport planning software is here: PTV Visum 15 sets new standards in multimodality and allows even more sustainable transport planning.

Decision-makers in many places make it their duty to improve the accessibility of public transport.… 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

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

Finely crafted and integrated

One part of the transport model of Halle (Saale): public transport

One part of the transport model of Halle (Saale): public transport. Modelled with PTV Visum.

Since the existing transportation model was getting a bit long in the tooth, the city of Halle (Saale), Germany, commissioned planning company verkehrplus GmbH to update it. This resulted in a modern, finely crafted transportation model with around 600 zones, which takes into account all modes of transport.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

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

Big Data in transport modelling

PTV Group releases white paper about new data sources for transport modelling.

PTV Group releases white paper about new data sources for transport modelling.

Currently 2.5 exabytes of electronic data are produced per day. But how do you turn Big Data into intelligence? In a new white paper PTV Group is answering that question and shows how new data sources can be used in transport modelling.Read more