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

The integrated timetable – an essential element of effective planning

It has always been a complex task to plan and optimize public transport networks. As a comprehensive tool for public transport planning PTV Visum supports all stages of planning.

As a comprehensive tool for public transport planning PTV Visum supports all stages of development.

It has always been a complex task to plan and optimize public transport networks. And it is still the case that tried-and-tested software like MS Excel is used to map and link nodes and links of a network plan.… Read more

Sharing is in – but are car and bike sharing schemes cooperating or competing with public transport?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #5: partner or competitors - public transport and sharing systems

“ITS in Public Transport” – #5: partner or competitors – public transport and sharing systems

Anyone who has spent any time in the world’s biggest cities recently can hardly have missed them: bicycle hire schemes are popping up everywhere. In May 2011 there were just under 140 bike sharing programmes in operation, offering around 237,000 bicycles in 165 cities, and their popularity was still growing.Read more

Sophisticated ITS – How to represent crowding effects in PTV Visum?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #4: Today, we show you how to model crowding effects in PTV Visum.

“ITS in Public Transport” – #4: Today, we show you how to model crowding effects in PTV Visum.

Although it’s great to see people making healthy use of a good public transport system, there are sometimes cases in which a well-functioning system can become a victim of its own success.Read more

ITS in practice – How can the effects of dynamic passenger information be modelled in PTV Visum?

"ITS in Public Transport" - #3: Today, we look at modelling the effects of dynamic passenger information.

“ITS in Public Transport” – #3: Today, we look at modelling the effects of dynamic passenger information.

ITS systems takes the pain out of searching for the optimum connection, as we described in our last article. Timetable information systems and increasingly dynamically updated displays at stops and stations or on-board vehicles are replacing conventional, static printed information about the transport network.Read more

ITS in public transport – How can the effects be modelled?

“ITS in Public Transport” – #2. Today, we focus on the factors that play a role as we plan our routes through the jungle of public transport.

The examples in the last article leave no room for doubt: public transport is becoming increasingly important for mobility within and between cities.Read more

Excited about PTV Visum 15: Parallel and batch processing

Excited about PTV Visum 15! Today, working with raw GPS data

Excited about PTV Visum 15! Today, parallel and batch processing

In our blog post series “Excited about PTV Visum 15”, Michael Oliver, Solution Director PTV Visum, writes today about parallel and batch processing.

As computing power grows so too does the expectation that modellers will develop bigger and more complex models.… Read more