PTV Group is official software provider for the next European transport model
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PTV Group is official software provider for the next European transport model

PTV has been awarded the contract to supply their modelling software PTV Visum and associated professional services to the EU Commission, which in turn will help keep the European transport networks moving.

The task is to develop TRIMODE, a comprehensive multimodal transport model that covers in detail all freight and passenger transport movements across Europe, together with the economic structures that generate this transport demand and the energy and environmental impacts that it creates. TRIMODE is intended to become a robust, fully operational and integrated modelling system with PTV Visum as its pivotal element. The overall project duration will be 43 months.

Udo Heidl, Director Professional Services for Traffic Software at PTV Group, comments on the win: "We are more than proud to be part of the team that builds the next Europe-wide transport model for the EU Commission. It is a great project to show what our PTV software portfolio is able to do." The Commission itself calls the PTV solution a "well-known, established and fit for purpose software for the model and database".

Starting from the excellent quality of the proposed methodology the decisive factor for awarding was the detailed incorporation and interlinkage of all five model components: the networks for private and supra-regional public transport – both including sophisticated route choice modules –, the demand models for passengers and freight, and finally the economic and energy models.

Based on PTV Visum the model will cover a time horizon up to 2050 and can be extended any time during its lifetime. It will be used to forecast transport flows and will serve as a hub for the provision of base data for the assessment of planning strategies and policies, scenarios for population and development growth, and infrastructure schemes.

Led by the Italian consultancy TRT Trasporti e Territorio the TRIMODE consortium consists of eight partners from four European countries. PTV’s professional services will be in charge of key tasks such as network development, providing support and advice on demand modelling and the final model validation.

PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. Thanks to expert knowledge in traffic and transport planning, PTV occupies a unique position. Environmentally-compatible and cost-effective mobility requires finely-tuned coordination of flows of traffic and goods, so that people and products can reach their destinations safely and efficiently. The focus here is on road safety, climate protection and future-proof mobility concepts. PTV solutions in transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management help to achieve this, even in real time. In the Logistics business field, PTV’s portfolio ranges from software for scheduling transport routes and trips to distribution planning and fleet management, including truck navigation and parking. A special online service provides real-time transparency during the transport process and across the entire supply chain. In the Traffic business field, PTV offers software, data and scientific techniques for modelling and simulating traffic networks. This helps traffic and city planners in over 120 countries to organise optimal traffic flow. PTV's headquarters have been located in Karlsruhe – a centre of innovation and development – since the company was founded in 1979. Around 600 employees around the world are working on powerful solutions for public administration, government departments, trade and industry.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group.


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