Driving the automotive industry forward with the most accurate traffic simulation tool, for Linux users

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What is PTV Vissim Kernel?

PTV Vissim Kernel is a headless calculation engine (kernel) that enables Linux users to work with PTV Vissim, the world’s most advanced traffic simulation software and the preferred simulation tool for OEMs and research organizations worldwide.

PTV Vissim Kernel is the ideal tool for virtual testing of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies in realistic virtual traffic.

To create the most realistic traffic simulation environment for your tests, simply subscribe to PTV Vissim Kernel, and easily operate it via a batch command or interfaces.

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Highlights of PTV Vissim Kernel

  • Extension of PTV Vissim capabilities and benefits to the Linux environment
  • Lightweight headless version without a graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Support for high-performance computing (HPC)
  • Ideal environment to execute large numbers of simulation runs
  • Easy integration with other systems and co-simulation tools to fit your needs
  • Subscription-based solution, for your specific needs

Who benefits from PTV Vissim Kernel?

Automotive Industry

project engineers

program managers

technical leads and directors

ADAS/AV developers

vehicle systems analysts

system & software developers

project leaders


Research Organizations

lead researchers

vehicle systems analysts

technical leads


automotive engineering researchers and students

traffic researchers

ADAS/CAV developers

Why choose PTV Vissim?

  • One-stop solution to realistically simulate any traffic situation, from simplistic to complex.
  • The most accurate simulation of roadway driving behavior, especially of lane changes and modeling of pedestrians, trucks, bicycles, scooters, and others.
  • Allows testing for edge-case scenarios via simulation of driving errors, including temporary inattention, distraction and misjudgment of driver, and aggressive driver behavior.
  • Provides industry’s most trusted integrated pedestrian simulation.
  • Offers interfaces to many other vehicle dynamics software tools, such as:

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