Transport Thursday: Where transport modelling is moving at PTV – recent projects and software development directions

The first Transport Thursday of 2019 will be given by dr. Klaus Noekel, head of the innovation department at PTV Group. PTV Group is famous for their transport modelling software, such as PTV VISSIM. The next lunch lecture will take place Thursday January 31st 2019 from 12:30 to 13:30. Read more below about the topic, guest and practicalities. Hope to see you there!

About the topic:

The presentation uses recent project examples at PTV to describe how the policy questions studied through transportation modelling are changing over time, and how models and the supporting software need to adapt. Requirements driving development at PTV include intermodality, shared mobility, autonomous driving, freight modeling, and dealing with uncertainty One main example will be TRIMODE, the next generation transportation model for the European Commission, others will be drawn from microsimulating autonomous driving, rail modeling, and the developments of PTV’s MaaS products.

About dr. Klaus Noekel:

As Head of Innovation at PTV Group, Dr. Noekel is responsible for novel applications and methodological development of the PTV Vision Traffic Suite of transportation planning software, including PTV Visum (demand modelling), PTV Vissim (traffic microsimulation), PTV Optima (real-time traffic management). He participates in numerous collaborations with the academic community in transportation modelling and has published on diverse topics, particularly traffic assignment. Dr Noekel joined PTV Group in 1997 and has worked on numerous consultancy and software development projects in transportation planning and traffic engineering for more than 25 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern and a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Operations Research from RWTH Aachen.


Date & Time: Thursday 31st January 2019, 12:30 - 13:45. 

Location: Lecture hall E, Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology. 

Free lunch included if you signup before January 29th! 

Sign-up required, you can do se here. 

Dr. Klaus Noekel