Verena Hochrein

About Verena Hochrein

Before joining PTV Group's corporate marketing team in 2017, Verena Hochrein worked as a science communicator at a research institute and completed a traineeship at a PR agency specialising in IT communications. She studied English and American Studies as well as Scandinavien Studies in Germany and Sweden.

Talking CAVs and roundabouts with PhD researcher Mariló Martín-Gasulla

Mariló Martin-Gasulla is a PhD researcher at the University of Florida

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Passionate about mobility, committed to advancing women in transportation and dedicated to topics related to roundabouts, Mariló Martín-Gasulla is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. When she is not working on her PhD dissertation, Mariló is busy as a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Roundabouts, takes up the role of vice chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Standing Committee on Roundabouts and is the president of the Women in Transportation Seminar UF Chapter, a student organisation to strengthen the presence of women in the field.… Read more

A driver’s licence for algorithms

PhD researcher Nassim Motamedidehkordi (left) talking to a PTV employee

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Everybody is talking about connected automated vehicles. But what do they have to do with machine learning and microsimulation? We talked to Nassim Motamedidehkordi, a PhD researcher at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, about investigating driver behaviour, the reason why she studied intelligent transportation systems and that a driver’s licence is not only something for humans.… Read more

MaaS in Barcelona: 4 scenarios and 4 key findings

Barcelona: the road to Mobility as a Service

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

By introducing Mobility as a Service (MaaS), operators need to make sure the ride pooling system benefits the modal split in a city instead of competing with it. For passengers this means they can book and pay all mobility services with just one app, which suggests to them the best route and mode of transport for their journey.… Read more

Solutions for urban mobility: What we learned at our User Group Meeting

What are the best solutions to optimise urban mobility?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

What are enablers and barriers when working on sustainable solutions for urban mobility? We have invited city representatives, traffic engineers and mobility providers from the public and the private sector to join our annual User Group Meeting.… Read more

Lisbon puts pedestrians first –
why smart cities are inclusive cities

Pedro Alves Nave and Pedro Homem de Gouveia from the city of Lisbon

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Solving mobility issues in a city with over two million citizens is more than just building additional lanes and larger parking spaces or improving the signal timing for traffic lights.… Read more

Improving traffic flows without building
new roads

The city of Vienna optimises traffic flow with
PTV Optima.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

“Technology provides a cheaper, quicker and better solution to the traditional reaction to traffic jams – that lane capacity must be increased either through widening or building a complete new road”, says Devrim Kara, Director of PTV UK & Ireland.… Read more

Mobility as a Service lifts off: Are drones the new taxis?

A drone is about to land on a rooftop (Photo: iStock)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Going by plane is probably the best way to travel long distances in a relatively short amount of time. But what if air travel was also an option for shorter distances?… Read more