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

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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

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

5 modes of transport with 200 people each – why 200?

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200 people passing a traffic light by tram, car, bus, bike and foot

200 people each pass a traffic light in different modes. Which mode will be the first to leave the signal behind? That is a question we tried to answer with a simulation video and a blog post in April 2016 as part of the motivation for the research project FLOW.Read more

Simulation of complex pedestrian facilities: Case study of Lausanne main station

Pedestrian simulation software can be a powerful tool for analyzing highly complex pedestrian infrastructures. In this guest post, Ernst Bosina and Mark Meeder from ETH Zurich explain how they applied PTV Viswalk to determine the effects of the planned complete redesign of Lausanne main station.

Lausanne’s main railway station will be reconstructed and extended in the near future.… Read more

RiMEA e.V. & PTV Group – Together for Evacuation Safety

Safe evacuation with RiMEA and PTV Group

Fire in the sports arena! The soccer fans have to be evacuated as fast as possible. To make sure that this really works in the event of an emergency, the non-profit association RiMEA e.V. promotes the use of microscopic simulations in fire protection engineering.  Read more

5 modes of transport with 200 people each – FLOW of people

200: A comparison of traffic modes by means of space, time, speed, and flow

200: A comparison of traffic modes by means of space, time, speed, and flow

Since spring 2015, PTV Group has been involved in the research project FLOW – “Furthering less congestion by creating opportunities for more walking and cycling”. The project aims at researching and demonstrating how measures for walking and cycling can help to reduce urban congestion, including congestion of motorized traffic.Read more