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

Millennials and mobility: Students of Newcastle University share their perspectives on the mobility of tomorrow

Bringing the worlds of academia and transportation planning experts together, since 2010, PTV Group has invited MSc students from Newcastle University for a week-long visit. As part of our PTV Academics program, we provided our young students from the UK the space to jointly exchange ideas on transportation and tackle the complexity and opportunities of a new era of mobility solutions such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), real-time traffic management and road safety. Read more

Want a healthier, smarter city to live in?

Cooperation between PTV Group and TNO

Two of the most powerful technologies have teamed up to form a comprehensive and holistic platform to urban planning called, Urban Strategy with PTV Visum. This platform works by identifying people as the central element of any given city, and then combine it with conventional city-making discipline as well as architecture and engineering so that it can recognise the influences of social issues, economic development, culture, recreational area as well as technology to provide an all-encompassing smart city dashboard.Read more

Explore the future of mobility with us at ITS Europe in Strasbourg

See how PTV Group can completely change what’s possible. We are excited to show you at ITS Europe 2017 (19-22 June, 2017) all the things that can be done when you move beyond the borders of mobility.

What can you expect at the PTV booth?
Equip yourself with mobility tools, and then prepare to step into the future where we show you what it can look like.… Read more