PTV Group presents its latest technologies and features that are part of the PTV Mobility Software Release 2023. The new versions of PTV’s renowned solutions for transportation modelling, multimodal simulation, and real-time traffic management offer transportation professionals new levels of detail, faster and better results, and even more efficiency in shaping their mobility projects.
One of the strong new features of PTV Visum, the globally popular transportation planning software, is the new hybrid macro-meso assignment. Users can now blend mesoscopic and macroscopic assignments in the same model run, which allows them to evaluate more projects in less time. This leverages the dynamic perspective and high level of detail provided by simulation-based assignments (SBA) for critical parts of the model. Furthermore, the mesoscopic SBA now allows lane-level modelling, which unlocks new use cases that were previously only possible in microscopic simulation.
PTV Visum 2023 brings tight integration with Activity-Sim, the popular open-source package for Activity-Based demand Modeling (ABM) and provides a renewed network-wide signal optimization algorithm. For easier modelling of bicycle traffic, users can now import bicycle networks from OpenStreetMap (OSM). Besides many other improvements, Public Transit analysis gets a boost by extended and drastically accelerated import of e-Ticketing data.
In addition, the visualization tool PTV Visum Publisher was upgraded for the new release. It provides personalized cloud-based dashboards with illustrative visualizations by which transportation modellers can share their project stories with anyone – from colleagues to decision-makers to the public.
Many new functions in the world’s most advanced traffic simulation software, PTV Vissim, ensure automated processes and minimize errors. Also, visualizations have been improved again. Release developments include the possibility to automatically set speed limitations in curves, reverse parking and improved duplicate, copy & paste function of link connectors and selections of multiple network objects to reduce modelling effort and errors.
The new software version supports the FBX (Filmbox) format for vehicles, pedestrians, and static 3D models. In addition, PTV Vissim 2023 now offers Network / Scenario Comparison, as well as an assistant for Web Map Services (WMS) configurations.
The 2023 edition of the traffic engineering software PTV Vistro improves trip generation by adding ITE TripGen data to the model via ITE’s web app. Moreover, the improved Universal Traffic Data Format (UTDF) import allows users to quickly integrate layout, lanes, phasing, timing plans, and volumes. Thus, users can import data from various traffic models and signal controller systems for future analysis in Vistro, Vissim, or Visum.
Source: PTV Group