It’s complection – not competition: MaaS & public transport services as perfect fit for urban mobility

PTV Group is presenting its MaaS solutions for cities and public transport operators at UITP Summit. (Picture: istock, Uygar Ozel)

Conventionally-powered vehicles still dominate our roads. However, autonomous modes of transport, which can also be shared by passengers, are on the rise. But what does this mean for our cities and how can new mobility services complement public transport services?Read more

PTV Vissim Service Pack Extension: New Examples and 3D Models

The service pack 6 for PTV Vissim also includes two new 3D models for buses.

GEH statistic, saturation flow at signal, car park distribution and more 3D buses and trams – as of now, these new example files and 3D models will be available in the service pack for the microsimulation software PTV Vissim.Read more

Optimising the flow of traffic and protecting the environment – with real-time forecasting

With the help of real-time traffic forecasting, the city of Erfurt significantly reduced environmental damage.

Hitting two birds with just one stone: by adding PTV Optima to its traffic management system, the German mid-sized city Erfurt managed to optimise traffic flow on its narrow and historic roads and at the same time demonstrably reduced environmental damage and emissions.Read more

From pedal cycling in Kenya to bus demand in Johannesburg

It is the place to be for transport modellers from all over Africa and beyond: the 5th International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC) in Cape Town, South Africa (3-5 April). For PTV Group, this is a very special event, not just because we are sponsoring it and helped set up three session.Read more

Pushing traffic modelling and simulation to new heights and dimensions

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Visualising traffic models with the new 3D network view of PTV Visum 16

The new releases of PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk, the world’s leading software solutions for macroscopic traffic modelling and microscopic traffic and pedestrian simulation, are now available and set new standards for assignment, visualisation and user-friendliness, and run faster than ever before.Read more

When will the bus arrive?

The bus will arrive at 8:42 a.m. – at least according to the timetable. Reality, however, is often different. Traffic accidents, constructions or congestions can easily mess up the timetables that have been planned off-line. The new module PTV Optima Public Transport ETA now provides public transport managers with a tool to reliably calculate Estimated Times of Arrival (ETA) for all their vehicles even in unplanned situations, raising automatic alerts for missed connections and providing dedicated KPI to quickly evaluate the public transport performances.Read more