People and goods are constantly in motion Increasing connectivity demands advanced mobility concepts Finding answers to mobility challenges is in our DNA What impact does Mobility as a Service have on your city? How can you manage and operate shared fleets? Will parking spaces turn into public parks?

With 4 decades of experience in traffic, logistics and research, PTV has the right tools to answer your question of today, tomorrow and the future.

Thinking mobility further

How cities, consumers and transportation companies together change the way we move

New forms of mobility are conquering our cities, substantially changing the way we move. With our worldwide network of 2,500 cities, transportation operators and automotive companies , we are the key link bringing all actors together.

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    Establish holistic mobility concepts

    Plan and test sharing concepts within a digital replica of your city.
    Customer centric, integrated, on demand and/or for fixed routes.

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    Forecast mode choices

    Calculate the switch in mode choice from public transit, single occupancy car, walking and biking to ride-sharing

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    Analyze public policy impacts

    Evaluate how to best regulate sharing services in cities:
    What is the impact on travel times, access to transportation and cost of operations?

How do future mobility scenarios with a focus on ride-sharing and public transport look like?

To get a clear picture of the city’s network conditions and the level of customer service of on-demand fleets of autonomous vehicles, we teamed up with Oslo’s transport operator Ruter and the consultancy COWI.

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Based on almost 300 simulations with up to 55,000 vehicles each, our forecasts show how today’s passengers, traveling in Oslo and the surrounding area of Akershus, switch to shared autonomous transport, both with and without ride-sharing. We evaluated how to best utilize fleets on weekdays between 6 am and 10 am. All scenarios show how fewer vehicles can still serve the same mobility demand if they are shared. Integrating on-demand services with the existing public transport system and active mobility is the key.

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In the scenario, where public transport remains strong and private vehicle users start sharing rides, vehicle miles traveled and therefore also the traffic volume, drops by up to 31%. Traffic, however, doubles when both public transport riders and car users switch to ride-sharing, despite the fact that self-driving cars use road capacity more efficiently. In the best-case scenario, it is possible to serve the entire mobility demand with only 7% of the cars currently used, that is 26,000 vehicles. This makes 93% of the vehicles redundant.

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    simulations with up to 55,000 vehicles each ensure the most precise forecasts.

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    of the traffic volume is reduced through strong public transport and ride-sharing...

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    of the cars currently used are enough to serve the entire mobility demand.

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How and when does mode choice shift towards shared services?

In the city of Portland we evaluated the impact of replacing 25% of the traffic on bridges across the Willamette River by an attractive combination of on-demand services and public transport.

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The demand model from the regional planning authority provided insights in travel patterns and delays: The largest delays are caused by the eastbound traffic on the bridges in the peak hours between 4 pm - 6 pm. Half of the 6,500 bridge-crossing vehicles travel toward the catchment area of the MAX Yellow Line light rail service that connects the Expo Center with the Portland State University. We analyzed an on-demand fleet, its costs and revenues, the impact on travelers and how it helps reduce congestion. For a feeder fleet to operate efficiently, the city needs 249 eight-seater vehicles.

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In addition to cutting congestion, car travelers switching to rail and on-demand services save up to 14$ parking and operating costs per day. The trip time, however, increases for 90% of passengers by up to 18 minutes compared to car travel. By operating the Yellow Line at a 10-minute headway instead of a 15-minute one, the public transit operator, TriMet could generate an additional 3-4$ million revenue per year. Due to the switch from car to shared mobility, the overall cross-bridge traffic decreases by up to 18%. The total number of vehicle miles traveled drops by 10,000 miles per day.

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    minute headway of the Yellow Line generates an additional 3-4$ million yearly revenue.

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    fewer vehicles miles per day are traveled due to the switch from car to shared mobility.

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A holistic approach to urban mobility

Connecting cities, consumers and transportation networks/operators to enable sustainable mobility.

Our software gives concrete forecasts and calculates exact scenarios and business solutions. Based on real-time data, precise models and your specific performance indicators, you know today, how to design a future-ready mobility concept.

PTV technology delivers powerful insights to bridge the gap between cities, consumers and transportation networks/providers, for a mobility mix of the future that is safe, sustainable and efficient.

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  • It’s about cities

    Cities are always the first to experience the implications of new mobility trends. They are directly affected by changing behaviors – and need to find a way to adapt their infrastructure and transportation management. We’re the trusted partner of more than 2,500 cities worldwide providing them with data-driven solutions to strategically plan services and policies.

    It’s about consumers

    Private cars and on-demand ride-sharing, public transit and micromobility, consumers can choose between a variety of options. They want services to be hassle-free and easy to use. With our technology, you analyze mobility needs, integrate multiple service providers and offer a seamless user experience.

    It’s about transportation

    Transportation network companies – public and private ones – keep expanding and competing over city networks and operating areas. They provide the technology, agility and know-how that integrates well and enhances a city’s mobility services without stressing the system. By leveraging data, we deliver powerful insights and support you in setting up a regulatory framework based on your city’s individual network conditions and strategic policy.

Define the service parameters of your on-demand fleet and test different scenarios.

  • vary the size and capacity of your on-demand fleet
  • check different occupancy rates
  • define pick-up and drop-off points
  • impact of different wait times and detour factors

Plan the most efficient route for every vehicle of your shared on-demand fleet with our dispatcher feature

  • dynamically match the on-demand requests with your fleet and the pick-up and drop-off points
  • serve a maximum number of customers with a minimum number of vehicles

Simulate and analyze the demand for ride-sharing in different areas of your city

  • feed external demand data into the tool to base the analysis on field data
  • define the time windows for pick-up and drop-off

You are in good company, our solutions are trusted by a wide range of industry players worldwide

Do you want to get ready for the future of urban mobility?

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