PTV Group Launches Academic Program at 2017 TRB

PTV Group’s Academic Program is Officially Launched in D.C.

Washington D.C. – January 9, 2017 – TRB is very much a meeting of the academic, research and commercial worlds for the transportation industry. PTV Group started 37 years ago as an off-shoot of Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies when Hans Hubschneider and a small group of colleagues developed the first software programs that are now highly recognized around the world, such as PTV Vissim and PTV Visum. Initially, these software programs were started under Hans and more recently under the leadership of CEO Vincent Kobesen. The company has continued to flourish and serves as a worldwide leader in transportation and logistics software.

“At times in our history, our ties to the academic world were not as we would have wished”, stated Miller Crockart, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Traffic, “however today the opposite is true. We have instigated an official academic partnership program, with significant financial and manpower investments. A dedicated PTV Group team led by Professor Guido Gentile of PTV Group and Sapienza University, and Dr. Klaus Nökel, will directly cultivate our engagement with academia. A board of several eminent professors and institutions (including MIT and Stanford in the USA) will actively manage and drive the type of topics, and approaches, to the collaboration that will be addressed between PTV Group and academia. Guido and Klaus are both in D.C. this week, and I’m positive that they are willing to meet with many of you to discuss PTV Group’s academic partner program and what it can offer your institutions and academic research.”


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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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PTV Group launches academic program at 2017 TRB.