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

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

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

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

How to clarify pedestrian’s exposure

The TECNAIRE-CM project conducted exposure studies on air pollution, using pedestrian simulation.

The TECNAIRE-CM project conducted exposure studies on air pollution, using pedestrian simulation.

Nowadays poor urban air quality is one of the main environmental concerns worldwide generating new standards for the protection of human health with more stringent legislation. Air quality monitoring stations are used to measure pollutants concentrations in the atmosphere in urban areas.Read more