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Traffic simulation for the automotive industry: PTV Vissim for Linux users

PTV Vissim Kernel extends capabilities and benefits to the Linux environment / Start of the new global platform PTV Drive-In

Karlsruhe, 15/02/2021. PTV Vissim, the world's leading traffic simulation software from PTV Group, is now also available for the Linux operating system: PTV Vissim Kernel is aimed primarily at users from the automotive industry.

In the automotive industry traffic simulations play are used in many areas.


PTV Vissim Kernel provides detailed and realistic simulations of the entire traffic environment, including the movements and interaction of different road users and modes of transport. Innovative concepts and services such as shared mobility, mobility-as-a-service and autonomous driving can be evaluated and verified in a virtual environment.

In the automotive industry such simulations play an important role in a variety of areas. For example, in the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), technologies, and algorithms related to connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs); and in testing for vehicles’ compliance with emission regulations.

The subscription-based solution supports high performance computing (HPC) and can be easily integrated with other systems and co-simulation tools, such as IPG Automotive's CarMaker or Hexagon/MSC's Virtual Test Drive (VTD). It thus provides the ideal environment to execute large numbers of simulation runs in parallel.

Get more information on PTV Vissim Kernel:

New Global Platform: PTV Drive-In

On February 16, the company will launch PTV Drive-In, a new global platform aimed at connecting the automotive industry’s traffic simulation professionals with free online events. The first edition will focus on Scenario-Based Virtual Validation. The presentation will be led by Henning Lategahn, CEO of Atlatec GmbH, a company specialized in building maps for autonomous vehicles. He will introduce the topic of ADAS and CAV simulations and show how to get the best results out of them.

Interested parties can register for free here:


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About PTV Group

PTV. Empowering mobility.

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. The PTV Group provides software solutions and consulting services to empower mobility and transport for a cleaner and smarter future. Its best-in-class software for intelligent traffic management and transport optimization enables decision-makers in politics, cities, industry, and trade save time and money, make roads safer, and protect the environment. PTV’s software simulate and demonstrate today how tomorrow’s mobility, with all its ecosystems and dimensions, can be realized – from strategic transport planning to micromobility for the first/last mile.

The company was established in 1979. Today, approximately 900 employees worldwide work on future-oriented solutions to create intelligent and eco-friendly mobility for everyone.


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