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 600 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.

How many details are in a great plan?

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 Vistro for traffic engineering

PTV Vistro is the ideal tool for all your traffic analysis needs. Its intuitive user interface places all functions at your fingertips so that you can keep traffic flowing at the touch of a button.

PTV Visum for transport planning and traffic engineering

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.

PTV Vissim for traffic simulation

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.

PTV Viswalk for simulation of pedestrian flows

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.

PTV Balance for adaptive network control

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 for adaptive signal control of intersections and public transport prioritization

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.

PTV Optima for traffic monitoring and traffic forecasting

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.

PTV Vistad for the qualitative collection and validation of accident data

The traffic accident database PTV Vistad is a state-of-the art software system for the collection, validation and analysis of accident data. The software visualises accidents on a map in seconds with just a mouse-click and nearly any detail information can be used as filter criteria.

Who knows the optimal route?

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. 

PTV Drive&Arrive for information on the estimated time of arrival of transport in real-time

PTV Drive&Arrive provides every link in the logistical supply chain with the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of transport in real-time. Thanks to more efficient processes before, during and after transportation, you will save on resources and costs on the road and at the dock, improve punctuality and reduce complaints and penalties.

PTV Map&Guide for transport route planning

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.

PTV Map&Market for sales and field service optimisation

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.

PTV Navigator for lorry navigation

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 for trip planning

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.

How can the software provide competitive advantage?

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 xServer Client-server architecture for distributed applications

PTV xServers allow you to integrate geographical and logistical functions into your company's IT structures, mobile solutions, web applications and client-server architectures.

PTV Mapserver Desktop software for local applications

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.

How can you create added value from data sources?

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.

Data for traffic & transport planning For advanced traffic & transport modelling

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.

Data for logistics planning For more efficient trips

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

Data for geomarketing and location intelligence For successful sales operations

Identify your business's target market and new sales opportunities! A lot of information is required if you want to find out where your network of branch offices should be expanded, where sales activities could be strengthened and advertising campaigns be carried out to reach your target group. Based on the right data and content, PTV Map&Market shows you where to increase sales activity and how to tap the full sales potential.

DDS Digital Data Services GmbH The data specialist within the PTV Group

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.

Who knows the world of tomorrow?

With Consulting & Research, the PTV Group addresses topical issues relevant to the market. Experience our comprehensive know-how in consulting and research.