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About Sven Beller

In 1997, Sven Beller completed his studies in computer science at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and has been working for the PTV Group ever since. He currently works in product management for PTV Vissim and is a modelling expert for traffic simulations. His expertise covers Vissim expert level training courses, the modelling of intelligent traffic control systems and the creation of innovative pioneer applications including 3D modelling.

PTV Vissim tip: Display type options

The following options are provided for links and connectors with a thickness > 0:

  • Shaded sides: similar as for vehicles the lighting of links/connectors depends on the viewing angle.
  • All sides same colour/texture as top side: Useful for bridges or other structures. Also if you wish to use links as graphical walls in your 3D scene as the texture placed on that link is then displayed as “wall side”.
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Amusing Traffic

Who would not drive with caution here?
Seen in Scotland.

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Amusing Traffic

Showering cougars ?!

Here’s a real strange one: watch for showering cougars!
(In fact it’s a sign for a private grooming studio for pets…)

Seen in Croatia.

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Editing 3D signal heads

For realistic display of signal heads PTV Vissim offers a wide selection of 3D signal displays for various applications. Besides many configurations for “normal” traffic display it includes specific signal pictures for bikes, pedestrians and public transport. Even digital counters are included.

A new 3D signal head is generated in 2D mode by pressing “New 3D signal” inside the signal head dialog.… Read more

Amusing Traffic

Bend with emergency exit

Just in case: if you’re faster than 65 you can still go straight ahead…
Seen in Australia.

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Amusing Traffic

Aircraft actuated signal control

Seen in Scotland

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Amusing Traffic

Weak bridge

But I’ve not seen anyone counting…
Seen in (Historic) Scotland

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