Accumulated expertise in public transport: UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, opens liaison office in Karlsruhe

PTV Group supports new partnership between UITP and the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) as a founding partner

Karlsruhe, 5 April 2019. Public transport is a core component of any modern mobility concept and is becoming increasingly important. The Karlsruhe region’s expertise in this field is recognised worldwide. This is why the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has decided to expand its network in this region. A new cooperation agreement, the so-called UITP-Karlsruhe Mobility Innovation Partnership, has now been signed and sealed with the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK). The new partnership is supported by regional mobility experts such as the PTV Group.

Karlsruhe's local alliance of businesses, research centres and public institutions stands for accumulated expertise in mobility, creating a clear win-win situation. "The commitment to the Mobility Innovation Partnership makes innovations and expertise from Karlsruhe more visible. At the same time, it strengthens the relationship and cooperation between the local actors," explains Vincent Kobesen, CEO of the PTV Group.

PTV contributes its market-leading Visum software for advanced public transport planning as well as tools for traffic simulation and the evaluation of Mobility-as-a-Service offerings. As part of the new mobility platform created within the RegioMove research project, the company is also developing algorithms for multimodal travel planning in real-time. PTV's digital transport models enable public authorities and public transport operators to plan public transport strategically, always based on the citizens' mobility needs. The balance between supply and expected demand makes it possible to minimise costs, optimise revenues and thus offer sustainable and affordable mobility services.

Besides the PTV Group, the founding partners of the UITP liaison office are: Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (Karlsruhe Public Transport Association, KVV) with AVG (Albtal Transport Corporation) and VBK (Karlsruhe Transport Company), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the FZI Research Centre for Information Technology, INIT AG, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH (KMK) and the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce.


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PTV. The Mind of Movement

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 approximately 900 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.

The PTV business is managed worldwide in six regions: Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, MENA (Middle East, Africa, India), Asia Pacific, Americas.

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PTV Group supports the new partnership between UITP and the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion as a founding partner.


Jochen Ehlgötz, Managing Director of TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe and UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani at the signing of the contract.