Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Jaume Barceló

Strategic advisor at the PTV Group receives the ‘Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his life's work

Washington, DC./Karlsruhe January 18, 2019. For his achievements in the traffic simulation sector, Jaume Barceló was presented with an award by the Transport Research Board (TRB) at the annual meeting in January 2019 in Washington, DC. This prize is awarded to people who have been involved in the traffic simulation sector for more than 20 years.

Jaume Barceló was honoured for his life’s work and achievements in the traffic simulation sector. During the official prize presentation, the Chair of the TRB committee honoured Barceló’s contributions to the development and dissemination of microscopic simulation and his leading role in the transport industry, in which he has actively organ-ised workshops and seminars for transport modelling and traffic simulation. 

Jaume Barceló was a co-founder of the company TSS-Transport Simulation Systems and worked for many years as Professor and Scientific Director at the Technical University of Barcelona. Today, he is an important strategic advisor for the PTV Group.

The prize winner commented: ‘It is an honour to accept this award. However, it also recognises the contribution that mobility makes to our society. Today, cities are complex, dynamic worlds and people's behaviour, how they move around, is changing. How can one do justice to these changes and plan for a better future? PTV software offers outstanding support for integrating the possible responses to these challenges and finding appropriate solutions.’

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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 800 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.

PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group considera el tráfico y la logística como un todo a fin de diseñar una movilidad preparada para el futuro. La empresa, galardonada como líder en el mercado mundial, desarrolla soluciones de software inteligentes para la logística de transporte, así como para la planificación y la gestión del tráfico. Esto contribuye a que las ciudades, empresas y personas ahorren tiempo y costes, a que las carreteras sean más seguras y a minimizar los efectos sobre el medioambiente. PTV emplea sus conocimientos especializados únicos en el mundo en todas las facetas de la movilidad para que las personas y mercancías lleguen a su destino a tiempo, con seguridad y de un modo respetuoso con los recursos.

Más de 2500 ciudades utilizan productos PTV. Los transportes de más de un millón de vehículos se planifican con el software PTV. El modelo de transporte europeo, que cubre la totalidad de los desplazamientos de personas y del tráfico de mercancías de Europa, se desarrolla con software PTV. Para ello trabajan con pasión más de 800 compañeros en todo el mundo elaborando soluciones potentes. La sede principal en el corazón de la región tecnológica de Karlsruhe es un centro de desarrollo e innovación. Desde aquí, PTV planifica y optimiza desde 1979 todo lo que mueve a las personas y mercancías.

La empresa alemana PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG forma parte de PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com

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Jaume Barceló, strategic advisor at PTV Group was honoured with the Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award.