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In order to help cities with interactive urban planning, TNO has developed Urban Strategy, a calculation model for interactive planning, and is helping cities worldwide with this solution. PTV Visum is a comprehensive, flexible software system for strategic traffic and transport planning. Around the globe, the system is used for metropolitan, regional and state-wide infrastructure planning.
PTV is global market leader in the field of software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. In the cooperation, TNO and PTV offer a joint solution based on these products.
“You don’t want to wait several days for your planning results”, explains Leo Kusters, Managing Director Urbanisation at TNO. “The globally recognized transport modelling tool PTV Visum and our Urban Strategy solution form a perfect combination. Thanks to the automated interaction between several models we can now accelerate our transport and mobility mix applications, for better and faster results. All aspects, such as traffic, noise, air, safety, energy or costs, can now be taken into account. PTV delivers state-of-the-art technology for traffic modelling and simulation which is currently also used as the basis for the new transport model covering the entire transport of passengers and goods in Europe.” PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide. Its transport experts are also very pleased about the new alliance.Vincent Kobesen, CEO of PTV Group says: “Our technology allows strategic consultants and decision makers to plan future scenarios reliably by modelling and evaluating different urban scenarios
PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.
More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have more than 700 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. The company’s headquarters located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region houses its centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.
The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group.
There is considerable pressure on space in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. Residents, companies and visitors have very diverse requirements of their surroundings. Requirements that are often difficult to unite. TNO has developed an interactive tool for spatial planning that provides detailed insight into the effects of modifications to the surroundings: Urban Strategy.
PTV Group and research institute TNO sign cooperation agreement: Vincent Kobesen, CEO of the PTV, and Leo Kusters, Managing Director Urbanisation at TNO.