PTV Epics in PTV Vissim – model based local traffic signal control for public transport prioritisation (with free demo version)

PTV Epics is specifically designed to reduce traffic planning effort.

The cars had begun stacking up at the intersection, and there is no turning back. Traffic congestion is a big problem for everyone, especially within the city. But what can be done? Maybe take a second off at the red-light timer?Read more

Ready for Montréal: PTV Group at ITS World Congress 2017

The skyline of Montréal where the ITS World Congress 2017 takes place.

Do you want to learn more about the smartest options for integrated mobility? Meet us at the ITS World Congress 2017 in Montréal from 29 October – 2 November at booth 1309. We raffle 20 one-day passes to give you free entrance to the exhibition hall.Read more

The ‘Lisbon Study’ reloaded: Data from Helsinki confirms benefits of shared mobility

Mobility in Lisbon: Public transport versus private cars.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the right answer to cut emissions and congestion freeing up urban space for uses other than parking. The best results are achieved when all private car trips are replaced with shared rides.Read more

How do you manage two million citizens during the Pope’s visit to Colombia?

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile. Image source: Pixabay

It has been 31 years since a pope visited Colombia. Each visit symbolises unity, and this time, Pope Francis wants to promote peace. The five-day trip from 6 – 11 September draws between two to three million citizens from around the country to the capital city of Bogotá.Read more

Modelling cableway operations with PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk

We usually associate cableways with transporting people in areas with rough terrain, for overcoming large height differences or as a tourist attraction. However, for a few years now they have increasingly been used as a means of urban transport. And exactly like classic means of transport such as buses, cars and trams, they and their passengers can be modelled with the microsimulation software PTV Vissim and the microscopic pedestrian simulation tool PTV Viswalk.Read more

New use of old technology: How high can you go with cable cars as urban mass transit system?

Mi Teleferico is an aerial cable car urban transit system in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

Cable car technology existed more than a hundred years ago, and first saw the light of day in cities such as London, San Francisco and Naples in the form of funiculars.Read more

How microsimulation help realise automated vehicles’ full potential.

Whether comparing junction geometries, analysing public transport priority schemes or considering the effects of certain signalling – PTV Vissim allows you to simulate traffic patterns exactly. Image source: iStock

We live in a world where a rapid disruption of mobility industry is taking place. Major companies have accelerated technologically, while some have hit the brakes.Read more