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.

MaaS and autonomous vehicles: What impact will technology have on mobility in Oslo?

How does MaaS impact mobility services in Oslo?

Mobility as a Service in Oslo

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What does a transport model that analyses the potential of Mobility as a Service and autonomous vehicles in the Norwegian capital look like? With the COWI Group and Oslo’s public transport authority, Ruter, we have analysed in four main scenarios, how on-demand shared mobility can make travelling around Oslo smarter and more efficient.… Read more

#IamIgniting – Are you ready to spark a movement?

Mariló Martín-Gasulla is a PhD candidate in transportation engineering

Mariló Martín-Gasulla is a PhD candidate in transportation engineering

Estimated reading time: 2 minute

How can you achieve safe, sustainable and efficient transportation? As one of the world’s leading mobility planning software providers, we are proud that our community is championing road safety, reducing air pollution, and creating a balanced and efficient ecosystem between pedestrians and all modes of transport.… Read more

Taichung City optimises their road network with real-time traffic management software

Taichung City optimises their network with PTV Optima

Taichung City optimises their network with PTV Optima

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

With currently around 2.8 million inhabitants, Taichung City’s main transport corridors are suffering from heavy congestion. Especially during  peak hours but also on holidays, the intersections in the suburban area of the Daya Region, close to the ramps of Freeway 1 and Expressway 74, are packed with traffic.… Read more

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