PTV Group and TNO join forces on the path towards smarter, healthier cities

 

PTV Group and research institute TNO sign cooperation agreement: Vincent Kobesen, CEO of the PTV, and Leo Kusters, Managing Director Urbanisation at TNO.

There were times when urban planning used to be drawn on paper maps and then shifted to data. But that is about to change with the introduction of Urban Strategy with PTV Visum.Read more

SBB benefits from PTV Group’s holistic public transport solution

Swiss Federal Railways has been using the PTV Visum module as a dynamic core element of its capacity planning since 2014.

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has been transporting passengers and goods across the Swiss rail network for over a century. As the backbone of the Swiss public transport system, SBB ensures that over 1.2 million passengers and 200,000 tonnes of goods reach their destinations on time every day.Read more

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