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Modelling users get together for ideas sharing day

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Users of PTV transport modelling software have spent a day in London sharing use cases and best practice to get the most out of the technology.

The PTV Vision Traffic User Group Innovation Day UK saw specialists from ITF (International Transport Forum) at the OECD, TfL, Atkins, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, AECOM, CH2m Hill, Jacobs and Steer Davies Gleave presenting innovative use cases and projects.

Key Note Speaker Philippe Crist, ITF at the OECD, expanded on the report released around the World Congress which talked about how vehicle sharing could have far bigger advantages to cities than autonomous driving, and how PTV modelling suggests the best-case scenario would see nine-tenths of vehicles off the road.

Amongst others, the use of mobile phone data in PTV Visum in the example of Chelmsford was introduced.  Another presentation focused on how autonomous vehicles have been modelled for a hospital using PTV Vissim while there was modelling explained on how a new development at Gatwick will operate in 2026 and how pedestrian modelling was used to help design new metro stations in Bogata.

To get the latest news on trends, features and solutions in traffic planning and simulation it is crucial to interact with different parties and partners”, said Paul Speirs, Managing Director UK. “The annual PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting provides a highly technical platform that is used by specialists to get in touch with colleagues and manufacturers. We are very pleased to host this event.”

PTV Group UK took the opportunity during the event to officially introduce their latest team member to the customer base. Conrad Richardson joined the PTV Group a week earlier to support in the UK and Ireland.  Having just completed his MSc course at the University College London, Conrad has experience in transport planning, having worked on a range of hands-on research projects – from developing a strategy to formalise ‘informal motorcycle-taxis’ in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to coincidentally producing research on how PTV’s home town of Karlsruhe’s ‘tram-train’ principles could be implemented to encourage urban revitalization in Blackpool.

 
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