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

Event Recap: TRB 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

TRB 2018 was an exciting, action-packed meeting with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. In conjunction with this year’s theme; Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future, we are proud to showcase to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions our latest innovations and evolution as a brand.… Read more

How do you manage two million citizens during the Pope’s visit to Colombia?

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile

Pope Francis greeting the crowds in his Popemobile. Image source: Pixabay

It has been 31 years since a pope visited Colombia. Each visit symbolises unity, and this time, Pope Francis wants to promote peace. The five-day trip from 6 – 11 September draws between two to three million citizens from around the country to the capital city of Bogotá.Read more

Streamline your traffic studies with OpenRoads ConceptStation and PTV Vissim

Discover how combining Bentley’s OpenRoads ConceptStation with PTV VISSIM provides a competitive advantage.

In September this year, Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads ConceptStation, a conceptual modeling application that empowers highway engineering professionals to quickly create conceptual road and bridge models in a matter of hours – not days.Read more

Pushing traffic modelling and simulation to new heights and dimensions

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Visualising traffic models with the new 3D network view of PTV Visum 16

The new releases of PTV Visum, PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk, the world’s leading software solutions for macroscopic traffic modelling and microscopic traffic and pedestrian simulation, are now available and set new standards for assignment, visualisation and user-friendliness, and run faster than ever before.Read more

5 modes of transport with 200 people each – focussing on space usage

Do you remember our blog post “5 modes of transport with 200 people each – FLOW of people” and the accompanying simulation video we published in April 2016? In that video we showed, how much time 200 people need to pass a stop line – using different modes.Read more