PTV Insights: Improved road utilization through platooning

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of platooning in PTV Vissim.

Grouping vehicles – car or trucks driving closely together – into platoons, while maintaining road safety, is called platooning. The vehicles speed up or slow down at the same time, whereas the vehicle at the front of the platoon determines the driving rhythm.Read more

PTV Insights: Autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport

What will our roads look like should autonomous vehicles one day become a daily mode of transport? Peter Sukennik, PTV Vissim Product Management, talks about the simulation of autonomous vehicles and their impact on traffic and transport.Read more

PTV Academia – Doing research with and for robust software tools

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

Members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network at the conference held at PTV’s head office in Karlsruhe in mid-July.

“Excellent presentations and intensive discussions”, concluded Dr.-Ing. Klaus Nökel, Head of Technology Innovation at PTV, on the first ‘PTV Academia’ conference of the members of PTV’s Scientific Advisory Board and Scientific Network.Read more

Mobility 4.0 at PTV’s summer event

Hot topics, high temperatures, and the best mood at PTV's summer event in Karlsruhe.

Hot topics, high temperatures, and the best mood at PTV’s summer event in Karlsruhe.

On the hottest day of the year thus far, the PTV Group invited people to an event at its headquarters in Karlsruhe that was all about Mobility 4.0. Guests enjoyed a podium discussion with high-quality participants, the opening of the PTV Mobility Lab, as well as insights into the company’s current developments and projects.Read more

Reliability in Transport

Together with other experts, Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at the PTV Group, will be examining the significance of reliability in transport on behalf of the World Road Association.  Photo: iStock/itsskin

Together with other experts, Prof. Dr. Christoph Walther, Head of Global Research at the PTV Group, will be examining the significance of reliability in transport on behalf of the World Road Association.
Photo: iStock/itsskin

Reliability in transport is one of the topics on which one of the committees of the World Road Association (WRA) will be focussing intensively for the next four years.Read more

9 factors to form sustainable transport policy

Dr. Hans Jeekel

Dr. Hans Jeekel, Secreatry Board of the Association of European Transport

There are three pillars of sustainability: economics, ecology and social welfare. Anyone looking to conduct a sustainable transport policy must consider each of these three pillars. However, if you study the current situation in Europe, you will observe that many countries are inclined to focus on just the economic and ecological aspects. Read more