How do you direct the movement of thousands? Who keeps an overall eye on traffic? And how much CO2 should a good balance sheet show?
PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. Thanks to expert knowledge in traffic and transport planning, PTV occupies a unique position.
Environmentally-compatible and cost-effective mobility requires finely-tuned coordination of flows of traffic and goods, so that people and products can reach their destinations safely and efficiently. The focus here is on road safety, climate protection and future-proof mobility concepts. PTV solutions in transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management help to achieve this, even in real time.
In the Logistics business field, PTV’s portfolio ranges from software for scheduling transport routes and trips to distribution planning and fleet management, including truck navigation and parking. A special online service provides real-time transparency during the transport process and across the entire supply chain. In the Traffic business field, PTV offers software, data and scientific techniques for modelling and simulating traffic networks. This helps traffic and city planners in over 120 countries to organise optimal traffic flow.
PTV's headquarters have been located in Karlsruhe – a centre of innovation and development – since the company was founded in 1979. Around 700 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.
The city of tomorrow is designed for unlimited mobility. This is where life pulsates and with it, the traffic. With our Vision software products, you can plan all aspects of traffic - from the entire network down to the individual nodes.
PTV Visum is the world leading software for transport analyses, traffic forecasts and GIS-based data management. It consistently models all transport modes and their interaction and has become the standard in the field of transport planning.
Cars, buses, bicycles, pedestrians and trains - they all interact with each other everyday. The powerful simulation software PTV Vissim allows planners to model the routes and interactions of all road users. It realistically simulates multimodal transport processes like no other software.
They crisscross back and forth across roads, make sudden turns or stop spontaneously: Pedestrians are the most dynamic element in urban environments. PTV Viswalk is the software tool designed for pedestrian simulation.
Signal control systems are the core element of inner-city traffic control. Efficient signal timing strategies allow for optimum utilisation of the road network. PTV Balance is the ideal software tool for professional, traffic-adaptive network control.
PTV Epics is the perfect traffic-adaptive control instrument. It was developed specially for single nodes and runs directly inside the control unit. The model-based process observes local conditions and calculates numerous control options every second. PTV Epics then uses its internal model to evaluate the different control options before applying the best one. In this process, it takes all modes of transport into account - from individual motorised transport and pedestrians to prioritising public transport.
In order to make informed decisions, it is important for traffic planners to gain a detailed overview of the current traffic situation and get reliable traffic forecasts. PTV Optima is the ideal tool for traffic management as it provides both.
Anyone who transports goods, needs to keep distance, cost and time in mind. With our software products, you can plan and optimise your transportation routes, trips and distribution structures – anywhere, anytime.
HGV route planning is the basis for cost-efficient transports. Calculate your transport offers and routes on the basis of important HGV and hazardous goods data from more than ten categories - throughout Europe. Include driving times and rest periods as well as traffic information in your planning.
Visualise data on sales, customers and market potential on detailed maps, perform spatial analyses and optimise your sales team's territories and routes. PTV Map&Market is the professional software solution for location and territory planning in marketing and sales.
Discover a navigation software designed to meet the specific needs of professional users. PTV Navigator is the ideal tool for transport and logistics companies, fleet operators and system integrators.
PTV Smartour is the new generation of trip planning. Automate your planning and improve utilisation of your resources such as drivers, vehicles or trailers. Even smaller fleets can save 7 to 15% with software-based planning.
Existing IT solutions can do more – if you can pass them the right tool. Out components enable you to integrate geographic and logistic functions in your own application or in the corporate network modularly, flexibly scalable and individually.
PTV xServers allow you to integrate geographical and logistical functions into your company's IT structures, mobile solutions, web applications and client-server architectures.
Integrate digital maps, itineraries and other geographic functionalities into your desktop software solution. Or extend your software product with useful features. PTV Mapserver provides the full range of digital map functionalities.
PTV Group provides you with data and content which allow you to progress quickly and reliably. This means transport planners and managers can use data or models without having to conduct any costly and time-consuming traffic data surveys themselves. Logistics companies can analyse the impact of new road toll tariffs or determine the ideal location for a new branch office. We provide multifaceted data about and for traffic, transport, geomarketing and location intelligence – which create added value.
Excellent data are the best basis for excellent transport models. We supply data on transport networks, speed profiles, entire transport models and traffic stats which are optimised for use in our products PTV Visum and PTV Vissim.
A lot of information is required to be able to create efficient transport routes: from simple points of interest to logistical route attributes for HGVs, such as clearance height, load capacity of bridges and hazardous goods restrictions to toll information and your vehicle's emissions data. Or do you want to calculate results dynamically and include data on road construction sites, traffic jams and detours in the calculation of the actual arrival time? Use these data records in our products PTV Map&Guide and PTV Smartour or create your own application based on our content and components
DDS GmbH, a subsidiary of the PTV Group, is a data specialist supplying a variety of additional data which can be used in PTV products or in your own applications. This includes socio-demographic information, data on purchasing power and business data for use in geomarketing, as well as numerous other types of data for use in GIS, business intelligence or your specific application. DDS also provides a wide range of services related to geospatial data and its business applications.