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

Impulses for more road safety – a case example from Bolivia

#savekidslives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competitive Traffic

Arturo Ardila Gomez, Traffic Expert at the World Bank and Lead Transport Economist

Arturo Ardila Gomez, Traffic Expert at the World Bank and Lead Transport Economist

How can city traffic in emerging and developing countries be made safer and faster? Arturo Ardila Gomez, traffic expert at the World Bank and Lead Transport Economist, talked about his experiences in Latin America and East Asia in an interview.Read more

Cycle but safely

Cycle but safely

Cycle but safely

Excessive speed, riding under the influence of alcohol, ignoring red lights or zebra crossings – carelessness and lack of consideration are the main causes of traffic accidents and unfortunately all too often drag innocent people into the disaster. Towns and cities are increasingly focusing on traffic safety in the strategic planning process.Read more

Turning the corner

Winding road in Toscany

To reduce the number of accidents, the local authority of the province of Arezzo integrated road safety work into the strategic planning process.

In many regions, having access to high-quality accident data cannot be taken for granted. Accident data and supplementary information are the key to proactive road safety work, a fact that Paolo Vadi knows well.Read more