IT-TRANS 2018: Our event highlights

Visitors at our IT-TRANS 2018 booth

Visitors at our IT-TRANS 2018 booth

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Public transport is on the move to bring accessibility back to the public. Last week, the three-day tradeshow IT-TRANS 2018 welcomed 6,000 visitors at Messe Karlsruhe. As one of 260 exhibitors, we look back on a very successful and action-packed week.… Read more

What if…. you could find the best route for the mode of transport you prefer?

The key to minimize misrouting is a combination of real multi-modality and integration

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

When I name some of the following situations, I am sure, at least one of them will feel familiar:

  • Have you ever trusted a journey planner and ended up in a limited traffic zone or driving a one way street the wrong way down?
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PTV Epics in PTV Vissim – model based local traffic signal control for public transport prioritisation (with free demo version)

PTV Epics is specifically designed to reduce traffic planning effort.

The cars had begun stacking up at the intersection, and there is no turning back. Traffic congestion is a big problem for everyone, especially within the city. But what can be done? Maybe take a second off at the red-light timer?Read more

Modelling cableway operations with PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk

We usually associate cableways with transporting people in areas with rough terrain, for overcoming large height differences or as a tourist attraction. However, for a few years now they have increasingly been used as a means of urban transport. And exactly like classic means of transport such as buses, cars and trams, they and their passengers can be modelled with the microsimulation software PTV Vissim and the microscopic pedestrian simulation tool PTV Viswalk.Read more

New use of old technology: How high can you go with cable cars as urban mass transit system?

Mi Teleferico is an aerial cable car urban transit system in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

Cable car technology existed more than a hundred years ago, and first saw the light of day in cities such as London, San Francisco and Naples in the form of funiculars.Read more

Recap – 2017 UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal

City of Montreal

In conjunction with this year’s theme ‘Lead the TRANSITion’, PTV Group is leading and paving the way towards better and smarter cities by rethinking the public transport service. Successful implementation of MaaS concept will increase and bring about social benefits such as urban decongestion due to fewer personal vehicles as well as providing faster, more convenient alternative for urban commuting using public transportation.Read more

It’s complection – not competition: MaaS & public transport services as perfect fit for urban mobility

PTV Group is presenting its MaaS solutions for cities and public transport operators at UITP Summit. (Picture: istock, Uygar Ozel)

Conventionally-powered vehicles still dominate our roads. However, autonomous modes of transport, which can also be shared by passengers, are on the rise. But what does this mean for our cities and how can new mobility services complement public transport services?Read more