PTV Vistro 7 Release Highlights

Quickly entering volumes via Network Editor

  • PTV Vistro 7 comes with a set of features to improve handling and usability. Conducting traffic analyses has never been more comfortable.

    For example entering traffic volume data from traffic counts is now easier and faster. The user just clicks on the volume arrows in the Network Editor and enters the corresponding base volume. With a click on another arrow, the user can enter the next volume.

  • Automatic split and cycle time optimizations

    When a signal is created for the first time or changes are made to a traffic signal’s control types, such as adding a protected/permissive left turn phase, automatic phase splits and/or cycle time optimization will increase the user’s productivity. Cycle lengths will only automatically optimize when signals are created and not when the user experiments with different control types. This prevents additional rework.

Ring-barrier sequence design update

  • The ring-barrier sequence will generate standard NEMA phase orders with the “create default signalization” feature, regardless of lead/lag settings. If phases are unused, the feature will leave a space for unused phases to be added later; therefore, the user will not have to recode the ring-barrier sequence. Lead/lag options will still be visible in the phase diagram.  

  • License Borrowing

    It is now possible to borrow a thesis network-based PTV Vistro license with a check-out management system, similar to a library book. With this option, users can borrow a “seat” from a thesis network license pool for a defined period, enabling the user to take the license home or off the network. This arrangement is ideal for universities wishing to serve students and researchers outside of a computer lab environment or off a VPN or remote desktop. With license borrowing, the license can easily switch computers or users without reregistration or frustrations – making PTV Vistro a flexible solution.