Transport modelling company PTV Group will present technology it says will master the mobility revolution at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 103rd Annual Meeting on January 7–11, 2024 in Washington DC.
The mobility software firm, now part of Umovity, provides innovative and integrated technology for simulation, real-time data analysis, visualization, and modeling. At PTV’s booth 805, transportation professionals, representatives of governments, industry, and academic institutions will discover how smart software prepares for any scenario and plan mobility for a better future.
In 2023, PTV celebrated the 30th anniversary of its traffic simulation software PTV Vissim, which it says has played a pivotal role in enhancing traffic flow and reducing emissions across over 120 countries. Transport planners and engineers use the software to demonstrate the performance of traffic systems via simulation, to improve it, and compare alternatives – before expensive construction is undertaken. The results provide a comprehensive and clear foundation for planning decisions. A knowledge hub provides exclusive insights.
In addition to the well-known standard tools such as PTV Vissim and PTV Visum, visitors to the TRB will discover PTV Model2Go. The automated technology for ready-to-use transport models includes travel demand data powered by TomTom – for a head start in modeling projects. Demos will be available at the booth.
The company adds that one of the most important questions, not only for transport professionals, is to discover the mobility potential of a city, and says PTV Access provides the answer, according to people’s needs: An accessibility score indicates how well people can reach common points of interest (POIs). The dashboard is available for 85 of the largest German and 28 French cities and will be gradually expanded to include cities worldwide.
PTV Optima will also be featured. This traffic management software for multimodal networks helps operators in identifying optimal scenarios for handling congestion, road closures, and construction, providing accurate simulations of resulting network performance. Both tools, PTV Flows and PTV Optima, empower operators to proactively manage traffic, minimize delays, enhance safety, and boost the overall efficiency of their transportation systems.
“We are on the cusp of a mobility revolution. The challenges for cities and transport planners have never been greater. They must choose the right environmental measures, consider the mobility needs of all citizens across all modes, and ensure safety while preparing for future crises. Discuss with our TRB team how intelligent technologies can be of assistance to you in this daunting task”, says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group.
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