Detailed Multimodal Traffic Simulation with PTV Vissim
Accurately simulate all modes of transport and their interaction
Our powerful multimodal traffic simulation software is ideal for studying the movement of all modes of transport including pedestrians. By using a virtual representation of any infrastructure, from roads to interchanges and transport hubs, multiple what-if scenarios can be tested to identify problems and find the improvements that deliver the best results for all modes. PTV Vissim uses detailed behavioural models, which allow local conditions and characteristics to be replicated, including route choice, lane choice, lane changing, and vehicle following behaviour. This allows simulation models of anywhere in the world to be produced.
Using Wiedemann's car following model, a rule-based lane changing model, and the Social Force Model for pedestrian dynamics, PTV Vissim provides multimodal scenarios that reflect real life. The traffic simulation software is the world's leading planning and visualisation tool for its ability to mimic real-world traffic in the finest detail.
Make evidence-based decisions
In towns and cities, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorised traffic sometimes meet in a relatively narrow space. Therefore, the consideration of pedestrian flows and their interaction with nearby traffic events is a key component of traffic and urban planning. With PTV Vissim, you can simulate improvement projects and evaluate the benefits of investment so you can deliver a successful project.
Plan, test, validate
A key component to increase the appeal and cost-effectiveness of public transport is public transport reliability. Measures for local public transport prioritisation can be applied at the operational and vehicle-based level.
- Optimisation of passenger exchange by selecting the most suitable stop designs and especially measures related to intersections.
- Simulation of public transport is based on the flexible structure of public transport lines, both rail-based and road-based with different vehicle types and the allocation of corresponding timetables and line routes.
- To represent public transport systems in detail, users can easily import their public transport models planned in PTV Visum into PTV Vissim or manually add them in the simulation software.
Multimodal transport at its best
One of the features that make PTV Vissim the best traffic simulation in the world is its multimodality. You can specify public transport lines, different public transport vehicle types, timetables, stops, stop types and dwell times and model public transport priority signalisation. The simulation then shows how well a planned timetable works, how many bus bays the bus station needs and whether the scheduled connecting times are feasible for the passengers. This makes PTV Vissim the ideal planning tool for multimodal transfer stops.