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About Timo Hoffmann

Timo Hoffmann is a geographer who studied at the University of Trier in Germany where he specialized in transportation planning and geographical information systems (GIS). He worked as a GIS developer before joining PTV Group in 2006 as a project manager for European research projects. Currently he is Solution Director for the safety products at PTV Group's traffic software division.

Safer roads in China with PTV Visum Safety

The Chinese Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Safety Research Centre aims to reduce the current accident rate in China and to improve road safety. In order to achieve clearly targeted efforts and investments, a data-driven approach is needed. The software behind this new methodology, that has now been implemented, is PTV Visum Safety and comes from the PTV Group.Read more

Safe Cycling

Made with PTV Visum Data Analytics powered by TomTom Travel Times

Made with PTV Visum Data Analytics powered by TomTom Travel Times

Cycling as a mode of transport is becoming more and more important as a sustainable option that policy makers in large cities globally are trying to promote. Adequate improvements of infrastructure are a necessity to create an attractive environment for cyclists, for which safety is an important aspect.Read more

Road safety now starts at the planning stage

Road safety begins at the early planning stage with PTV Visum Safety. Heat maps highlight particularly dangerous roads and junctions.

Road safety begins at the early planning stage with PTV Visum Safety. Heat maps highlight particularly dangerous roads and junctions.

Road safety is an important aspect in the optimisation and planning of traffic networks. The new PTV Visum Safety module now allows Visum users to include this aspect during the early transport planning stage using specific accident data.Read more