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PTV Group presents the latest developments and innovations within the PTV Mobility Software Release 2023

  • Faster results & better collaboration
  • PTV Visum with hybrid macro-meso simulation
  • Improved handling of speeds through curves in PTV Vissim
  • Broader modeling of demand events in PTV Optima

Mobility Traffic Release: PTV Visum 2023 allows users to combine meso and macro simulation


Karlsruhe, 17 October 2022. PTV Group, the global market leader for mobility software, presents its latest technologies and features that are part of the PTV Mobility Software Release 2023. The new versions of PTV’s renowned solutions for transportation modeling, multimodal simulation, and real-time traffic management offer transportation professionals new levels of details, faster and better results, and even more efficiency in shaping their mobility projects. The release will be showcased in a LinkedIn Live Session on 18 October.

PTV Visum: easier and faster dynamic modeling

One of the strong new features of PTV Visum, the globally popular transportation planning software, is the new hybrid macro-meso assignment. Users can now blend mesoscopic and macroscopic assignments in the same model run, which allows them to evaluate more projects in less time. This leverages the dynamic perspective and high level of detail provided by simulation-based assignments (SBA) for critical parts of the model. Furthermore, the mesoscopic SBA now allows lane level modeling, which unlocks new use cases, that were previously only possible in microscopic simulation.

PTV Visum 2023 brings tight integration with Activity-Sim, the popular open-source package for Activity Based demand Modeling (ABM) and provides a renewed network-wide signal optimization algorithm. For easier modeling of bicycle traffic, users can now import bicycle networks from OpenStreetMap (OSM). Besides many other improvements, Public Transit analysis gets a boost by extended and drastically accelerated import of e-Ticketing data.

In addition, the visualization tool PTV Visum Publisher was upgraded for the new release. It provides personalized cloud-based dashboards with illustrative visualizations, by which transportation modelers can share their project stories with anyone – from colleagues to decision-makers, to the public.

PTV Vissim: Simplicity by design

Many new functions in the world’s most advanced traffic simulation software, PTV Vissim, ensure automated processes and minimize errors. Also, visualizations have been improved again. Release developments include the possibility to automatically set speed limitations in curves, reverse parking and improved duplicate, copy & paste function of link connectors and selections of multiple network objects to reduce modelling effort and errors.

The new software version supports the FBX (Filmbox) format for vehicles, pedestrians, and static 3D models. In addition, PTV Vissim 2023 now offers Network / Scenario Comparison, as well as an assistant for Web Map Services (WMS) configurations.

PTV Vistro: Easier and faster traffic analysis

The 2023 edition of the traffic engineering software PTV Vistro improves trip generation by adding ITE TripGen data to the model via ITE’s web-app. Moreover, the improved Universal Traffic Data Format (UTDF) import allows users to quickly integrate layout, lanes, phasing, timing plans, and volumes. Thus, users can import data from various traffic models and signal controller systems for future analysis in Vistro, Vissim, or Visum.

PTV Optima: Broader modeling of demand events

The new features of PTV Optima empower traffic operators to better deal with demand changes. With just a few clicks, operators can simulate  a custom amount of additional traffic demand to or from specific locations and within time intervals. This makes it easy to analyze the impact of traffic events - both planned ones such as concerts, sport matches, or fairs; and unexpected events like bad weather, strikes, and evacuations.

Also simulating the impact of traffic deviations and rerouting information in case of, temporary road closure has been simplified. In addition, PTV Optima includes improved modeling and simulation of signal optimization and contingency plans. Another highlight feature is the auto-update of live traffic data maps.

Live presentation of the release on 18 October

“Our users – transportation planners, modelers, and decision-makers – are shaping the future of mobility with their daily work. That's why we always have the community in mind when it comes to our new products and innovations”, says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group. “We aim to provide our users with the best possible tools to turn their project into reality and to speed up changing mobility for a cleaner, smarter, more equal, and safer future. I am convinced that technology is key to transform transportation.”

The entire PTV Mobility Software Release 2023 will be presented by Christian U. Haas and PTV experts within a LinkedIn Live Session on Tuesday, 18 October 2022 at 15:00 CEST

You can discover all new release features and get free tutorials on the release website:


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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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