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

PTV Vissim: Paving the road to self-driving technology

Tongji University in Shanghai, China

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Thanks to the technology behind PTV Vissim, the microscopic simulation software is capable of simulating autonomous vehicles depicting their own motion characteristics and their interaction with other connected or non-connected vehicles. We speak to Prof. Dr.… Read more

New PTV Vissim Demo Example ‘Cableways’

New example for PTV Vissim available now.

We have built an example that shows the simulation of cable cars in PTV Vissim. Two different systems are included in the model:

  • An up-the-mountain two-way system with two cable-connected cabins (holding up to 20 pax each)
  • A horizontal loop system with 11 cabins (holding up to 4 pax each) that travel non-stop

Both systems are interconnected at the mountain station where passengers can transfer from one system to the other.… Read more

New PTV Vissim/ PTV Viswalk Installation Examples ‘S-Queue With Shortcuts’

New examples for PTV Vissim / PTV Viswalk.

Today, we provide four variations of s-shaped pedestrian queuing zones where queuing aisles can be cut short. These shortcuts allow passengers to drastically reduce their walking distance at off-peak when most of the queuing area remains empty. Utilizing the new formula-based routing, a shortcut is opened as soon as the number of passengers in the next loop downstream is below a threshold value.… 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

PTV Group at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2018

Visit us at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2018, hall C2, booth AV8008.

For the second time in a row, PTV Group exhibits at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo. This year we will show visitors our offer in terms of transport.

For obvious safety reason the effects of new mobility trends and technologies such as autonomous vehicles can only be tested to a limited extent in the real world.… Read more