Greater Transport Safety for Bolivia

Sofia Salek de Braun, PTV Transport Safety Ambassador, has worked with actors from authorities and institutions in her homeland to develop a road safety charter.

Transport safety is a topic which is not very visible in many emerging and developing countries. Since 2016, Sofia Salek de Braun, PTV Solution Director Traffic Safety, has been working to achieve greater road transport safety in her homeland, Bolivia.Read more “Greater Transport Safety for Bolivia”

Road safety: Right of way for Vision Zero

As PTV’s Road Safety Ambassador, Sofia Salek de Braun, is committed to improving road safety worldwide.

Traffic accidents are one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide. Every year around 1.3 million people are killed in road traffic, which corresponds to approximately 3,600 victims per day. Read more “Road safety: Right of way for Vision Zero”

A woman, a mission: Safer roads worldwide

Caption: Sofia Salek de Braun, PTV Traffic Safety Officer, is a sought-after speaker at conferences. Here in São Paulo, Brazil.

„Transport –  Safety and Security“ is this year’s motto of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig.  This is a crucial issue that is high on PTV’s priority list.Read more “A woman, a mission: Safer roads worldwide”

Mexico: The delivery of goods is a matter of life or death

It is crucial that trucks can take the supplies to the affected towns. Photo: Aryana Benavides / David Valdovinos

Mexico suffered from two major earthquakes during the past two weeks. On behalf of the Undersecretary of Infrastructure of the Nation, the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Transportation (IMT) contacted Vicente Torres, our managing director in Mexico, and asked for help.Read more “Mexico: The delivery of goods is a matter of life or death”

Impulses for more road safety – a case example from Bolivia

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Everyone knows that road safety measures can save human lives. Unfortunately, awareness of this topic still comes up too short in many countries. PTV employee Sofia Salek de Braun agitated for this topic in her homeland of Bolivia and organised a Road Safety Workshop jointly with colleague Paulo Humanes.Read more “Impulses for more road safety – a case example from Bolivia”

Future-proof road safety in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Farhan, Ph.D., from the Saudi Aramco Chair for Traffic Safety Research.

There are currently 27 traffic fatalities a day in Saudi Arabia. About 70% of the victims are under the age of 30 – unfortunately, this tragic number keeps growing. Thus, it is high time that road safety in the region becomes a top priority in the academic field as well as in the public and private sector.Read more “Future-proof road safety in Saudi Arabia”

Autonomous vehicles: increasing road safety?

The increase of autonomous vehicles will affect road safety and traffic planning (© Chesky_W)

The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors in June 2016. An incident that, if we believe the media, is sure to cause consumers to second-guess the trust they put in the booming autonomous vehicle industry.Read more “Autonomous vehicles: increasing road safety?”

International exchange

Students got plenty of fascinating insights into the world of transport planning & traffic engineering during their Newcastle Field Trip (here at PTV headquarters in Karlsruhe

Students got plenty of fascinating insights into the world of transport planning & traffic engineering during their Newcastle Field Trip (here at PTV headquarters in Karlsruhe)

Traffic & transport management from plans to practice: In May, 35 students and their supervisors from the University of Newcastle came to Karlsruhe to experience traffic & transport planning in real life during the 6th Newcastle Field Trip.Read more “International exchange”

Well on the way towards an open V2X architecture

CONVERGE: Well on the way towards an open V2X architecture

CONVERGE: Well on the way towards an open V2X architecture, Photo: Converge

Over the last three years the CONVERGE research initiative, funded by the Federal Government, has concerned itself with the technical and operational framework of a cooperative architecture for the communication of vehicles with the transport infrastructure, service providers and other vehicles (V2X-communication).… Read more “Well on the way towards an open V2X architecture”

Arrive safely!

How to improve road safety in the long term?

How to improve road safety in the long term?

We travel a lot and want to arrive safely. But, we can never take safety for granted: There are many risks and hazards that arise from road users as much as from the infrastructure. Future-orientated planning that takes real-time information into account can improve road safety in the long term.Read more “Arrive safely!”