PTV GROUP Expands Expert Knowledge Base With New Hire

Former TSS Co-Founder & Developer of Aimsun software becomes PTV Group’s latest hire

Karlsruhe/Washington, D.C., 01/10/2017. At the current 2017 TRB (Transportation Research Board) Annual Meeting, PTV Group announced their latest recruit is to be Dr. Jaume Barceló, former TSS Co-Founder & Developer of Aimsun software and Emeritus Professor at UPC Barcelona, Spain.

Miller Crockart, PTV Group’s Global Vice President Sales and Marketing, stated today, “PTV Group is creating an environment in which the greatest minds can find a home for their talents, energy and creativity when it comes developing the next generation of technologies and methodologies for the planning and optimization of the movement of both people and goods.”

“With this, we have begun recruiting to PTV Group and our 'ecosystem' some of the brightest and the most illustrious people who also share our passion to drive the future of mobility,” expressed Crockart.

Crockart continued, “To that end, it gives me the greatest pleasure to announce officially that Dr. Jaume Barceló, Emeritus Professor at UPC Barcelona, Spain and the founder, creator and brains behind the technology, algorithms and methodologies of the Aimsun software is to join PTV Group as a full-time Strategic Advisor.”

Adding on to this, Crockart stated, “At PTV Group, we are creating a community of rather special people who will not concentrate on existing technologies or methodologies, such as micro- or macro-simulation, but will instead focus entirely on completely new, blue-sky thinking to develop what will be the next generation of methodologies and technologies for planning and optimization.”

“This elite group will develop the next generation of software components that will also reside on the 'mega platforms' and 'city operating systems' needing to be developed rapidly in the near future. Jaume Barceló is to be a leading light of the blue skies team at PTV Group.”

On a very personal note, Crockart further stated, “I have known Jaume personally for the last 15 years and a more knowledgeable, passionate for the subject matter, creative, humble, friendly and most importantly honourable and honest man you will not find in this industry. It is an honour for me personally and for PTV Group that Jaume has now found with us a suitable home to realize his undeniable and considerable talents.”

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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 more than 700 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 German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com

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Dr. Jaume Barceló, former TSS Co-Founder & Developer of Aimsun software and Miller Crockart, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing Traffic at PTV Group.