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 as part of Umovity.

PTV Group is a leading global software company for traffic planning, simulation, and real-time management. With more than 40 years of experience in the fields of mobility, the Germany-based company provides software products based on proprietary algorithms ranging from microscopic and macroscopic modeling and simulation of traffic to real-time traffic management, benefiting more than 2,500 cities and municipalities. Bridgepoint acquired a majority stake in the company in January 2022 in order to further accelerate its growth together with shareholder Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Since 2023 PTV Group and Econolite are united under the brand Umovity.

Umovity (PTV Group & Econolite). Mobility for Humanity.

Umovity is a global market leader for end-to-end traffic management and transportation technology that takes a holistic approach to provide safer, smarter, and more sustainable Mobility for Humanity. Uniting the best-in-class solutions for intelligent traffic management systems, cloud-based adaptive traffic control, real-time traffic management software, controllers, cabinets, and sensor products by Econolite, and simulation and predictive modelling software by PTV, Umovity enables innovators and decision makers in politics, municipalities, and industry to shape smart and livable communities, multimodal mobility, as well as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). For more information, visit .


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