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PTV Flows: Automatic and predictive alerts empower traffic operators to proactively anticipate and address potential issues.

PTV Group launches an innovative and cost-saving cloud tool for real-time traffic management

  • PTV Flows enables cities and road authorities to monitor and predict traffic
  • Software can automate information for stakeholders and citizens about critical incidents or upcoming congestions
  • Forecast up to 120 minutes in advance through Machine Learning

Karlsruhe, 29 June 2023. PTV Group, the global market leader for mobility modeling and simulation software and part of Umovity, launches a new cloud-based tool for real-time traffic management: PTV Flows can visualize incidents in the road network and forecast unexpected congestion up to 2 hours in advance. The cost-effective and hassle-free solution enables cities and road authorities to proactively manage traffic flows even without access to advanced traffic management infrastructures or detectors.

Efficient and safe traffic management relies on accurate traffic data and takes advantage of reliable short-term traffic flow predictions. Using machine learning and state-of-the-art algorithms, PTV Flows analyzes historical and current speeds as well as specific KPIs monitoring zones or corridors. By identifying patterns and trends, the self-learning system generates forecasts for the next 30 to 120 minutes. Automatic and predictive alerts enable traffic operators to anticipate potential issues and take proactive measures to mitigate congestion. Additionally, relevant stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, can receive immediate notifications. Apart for the traffic management centers, the tool can be used for a wide range of use cases such as real-time monitoring of construction sites or evaluating the network performance of motorways or automation activation of traffic schemes using the predictive alerts.  

PTV Flows embeds detailed maps and floating car data from major providers such as TomTom that are updated automatically. The software can be easily and flexibly adapted to different user needs. Installation is hassle-free as PTV Flows operates directly from the browser or can be seamlessly integrated via API into existing systems.

Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group – part of Umovity, commented, “Following the successful launches of PTV Access and PTV Lines, we are delighted to introduce the latest addition to our data-driven SaaS product portfolio: PTV Flows has been designed with cities and road authorities in mind that don’t have the time or the resources to set up and maintain an advanced traffic management infrastructure. This new lightweight tool will change their daily work. PTV Flows not only empowers operators to proactively manage traffic, reducing delays and enhancing safety, but also improves overall transport system efficiency.”

For an expert talk and demo of PTV Flows, please reach out to Stefanie Schmidt at We also invite you to join our Live Session on Thursday, 27 July 2023, where we will introduce this innovative cloud-based tool.

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Stefanie Schmidt
PTV. Empowering Mobility as part of Umovity.

PTV Group is a leading global software company for traffic planning, simulation, and real-time management. With more than 40 years of experience in the field of mobility, the Germany-based company provides software products based on proprietary algorithms ranging from microscopic and macroscopic modeling and simulation of traffic to real-time traffic management, benefiting more than 2,500 cities and municipalities. Bridgepoint acquired a majority stake in the company in January 2022 in order to further accelerate its growth together with shareholder Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Since 2023 PTV Group and Econolite are united under the brand Umovity.


Umovity (PTV Group  & Econolite). Mobility for Humanity.

Umovity is a global market leader for end-to-end traffic management and transportation technology that takes a holistic approach to provide safer, smarter, and more sustainable Mobility for Humanity. Uniting the best-in-class solutions for intelligent traffic management systems, cloud-based adaptive traffic control, real-time traffic management software, controllers, cabinets, and sensor products by Econolite, and simulation and predictive modeling software by PTV, Umovity enables innovators and decision-makers in politics, municipalities, and industry to shape smart and livable communities, multimodal mobility, as well as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). For more information, visit

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