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PTV Talks

Immerse yourself in the dynamic PTV Talks webinar series, where our team of advanced experts lead discussions and presentations on cutting-edge solutions. Designed to foster engaging conversations across various subjects, our interactive online events cover a wide range of topics, from transit planning with PTV Lines to real-time traffic analysis with PTV Flows. Explore our comprehensive software suite, including PTV Vissim, PTV Visum, PTV Vistro, PTV Viswalk, PTV Access, PTV Optima, PTV Model2Go, and PTV Publisher, tailored to enhance traffic, transportation, and logistics networks. Participants have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, acquire new skills, and stay abreast of emerging trends. With its dynamic format, inclusive atmosphere, and commitment to knowledge sharing, PTV Talks aims to inspire and empower attendees in both their professional and personal pursuits.

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We will release our fall schedule soon. Please be on the lookout!

Watch Featured PTV Talks Presentations

Visualizing Complete Streets Operations in PTV Vissim

Visualizing Complete Streets Operations in PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 04/11/2024

Presenter: Levi Button and Sean Fitzgerel  (PTV America)

In this PTV Talks, Levi Button and Sean Fitzgerel demonstrate how to visualize complete street operations in PTV Vissim. Learn how to:

•    Use PTV Vissim’s Scenario Management to Visualize and track changes.
•    Create Bike safety corridors in PTV Vissim
•    Parking and Transit Access
•    Simulate Pedestrian facilities (Sidewalks and Crosswalks)
•    Utilize New Visualization tools within PTV Vissim 2024
•    Create Recordings

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Create easy visualizations in PTV Publisher

Create easy visualizations in PTV Publisher

Presentation Date: 03/21/2024

Presenter: Adam Groves and Sean Fitzgerel  (PTV America)

In this PTV Talks, Adam Groves and Sean Fitzgerel demonstrate the simplest method for presenting model data: PTV Publisher. Learn how to create attractive visualizations that can be shared with anyone with a web browser. If you have seen Publisher before, we will also be discussing the latest additions including:
• Displaying Origin-Destination Data |
• Customizing Attribute Names
• Full-canvas views

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Hybrid Macro / Meso assignments in PTV Visum

Presentation Date: 02/15/2024

Presenter: Adam Groves and Chetan Joshi (PTV America)

Regional travel demand models frequently serve as a basis for analyzing wider area impacts in traffic networks. There are often cases where a specific study area needs to be analyzed in greater detail with respect to intersection level interaction of traffic flows, signal timings and corridor management. Such studies are typically for evaluation of short to mid-range impacts. To capture time dynamics, either sub-networks are extracted and used for the study, or the regional model is adapted to the requirements of the project. However, both approaches have shortcomings. Extracted sub-areas may not capture re-routing effects through the broader network and adding lane and intersection geometry and timing detail to entire regional models is cost prohibitive.  

The macro-meso hybrid simulation in Visum addresses the shortcomings of the mentioned approaches by combining areas modeled in varying detail in a single assignment method. This enables both a regional view of the network and simulation level detail in a focus area. The modeling effort and runtime are drastically reduced compared to a purely mesoscopic approach. This allows pragmatic and cost-effective application of dynamic traffic assignment at a regional scale.  

In this webinar, we will provide an example-based overview of the macro-meso hybrid simulation methodology and cover the basics of network coding and demand setup required to get a hybrid simulation up and running. We will also cover the workflow for evaluating a network scenario and related analysis of outputs, both graphical and tabular.

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A PUDO Integration & Theme Park ride simulation with PTV Vissim.

Presentation Date: 11/30/2023

Presenter: Levi Button and Sean Fitzgerel (PTV America)

Dive into the world of pedestrian queuing optimization using PUDO (Pick-Up and Drop-Off) points and the simulation of theme park rides with PTV Vissim. Explore innovative strategies for enhancing pedestrian flow and ensuring seamless experiences in crowded spaces. Join Levi Button as he demonstrates practical applications, shares best practices, and showcases how PTV Vissim can revolutionize the planning and design of a pedestrian-centric environment.

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ABM Development in PTV Visum.

Presentation Date: 11/09/2023

Presenter: Binny Paul and Chetan Joshi (PTV America)

In this session we will discuss three terrific options for developing ABMs in Visum:

-ActivitySim & third-party ABMs: Develop a close-knit ABM with ABM Objects in Visum's integrated data model - households, persons, tours, and trips. Special built-in procedures to interface with ActivitySim and PopulationSim.
-Built-in ABM calculations: Perform disaggregate destination and mode choice calculations using built-in procedures in Visum.
-Hybrid modeling approaches: Get the best of both worlds by coupling Visum's built-in tour-based model in a hybrid framework.

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PTV Lines- Introducing the cloud-based transit planning and editing tool.

Presentation Date: 10/05/2023

Presenter: Campbell Smith and Adam Groves (PTV America)

Introducing the cloud-based transit planning and editing tool that is GTFS compatible. Lines is an easy-to-use platform that allows for service planners to edit new and existing services, evaluate different scenarios by comparing operational costs and other KPIs, visualize demographic statistics to ensure Title VI compliance and to easily communicate ideas to different stakeholders.

In this session, join our PTV expert Campbell Smith as he demonstrates GTFS import, user interface, creating and editing services, KPI feedback, and catchment area analysis.

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 PTV Flows- Introducing the new turn-key, cloud based traffic monitoring system.

Presentation Date: 09/28/2023

Presenter: Campbell Smith and Adam Groves (PTV America)

Introducing our turn-key, cloud-based traffic monitoring system that visualizes problems in the road network and can detect or anticipate congestion in real time. Monitoring and predicting traffic allows to proactively respond to congestion, accidents, and changing road conditions and provides the ability to conduct studies and analysis. PTV Flows helps you monitor traffic without the need for expensive and time-consuming hardware-based traffic management systems and introduces a new way to utilize advanced data analytics in road network studies.

 
In this session, join our PTV expert Campbell Smith as he introduces the intuitive Flows interface, discusses real-time KPI feedback, data outputs, customized alert system and machine-learning based traffic forecast capabilities. 

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Pick up and Drop Off (PUDO) in PTV VISSIM

Presentation Date: 09/14/2023

Presenter: Sean Fitzgerel and Bill Cisco (PTV America)

From ride-share apps, to school drop off, to airport frontage, PUDO operations present a complex operational analysis for cities and stakeholders.  Join expert Sean Fitzgerel, as he explores and explains the practical features within PTV VISSIM to replicate, test and analyze PUDO situations from his experience in real-world projects.

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PTV Vistro: Going to Microsimulation

Presentation Date: 06/15/2023

Presenter: Adam Lynch and Bill Cisco (PTV America)

In this session, PTV Experts Adam Lynch and Bill Cisco will showcase how to set up your Vistro model for deterministic analysis and then quickly see stunning out-of-the-box simulations in Vissim. We will cover:

  • Intersection setup and geometry tips
  • Traffic signal setup, log, and error message tips
  • Adaptive and selective ANM settings and
  • Typical next steps in Vissim.

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Rapid deployment of ActivitySim using open network data

Presentation Date: 06/01/2023

Presenter: Binny Paul and Adam Groves (PTV America)

In this session, PTV experts, Binny Paul and Adam Groves, will give a walk through the steps in the ABM development workflow:

  • Network development: This step uses PTV’s cloud-based product called Model2Go, which automates model network development.
  • Synthetic population generation: PopulationSim, the popular open-source Python package, generates synthetic population. Input data is downloaded automatically via the U.S. Census API and transformed to fit the model geographies.
  • ActivitySim configuration and integration with Visum: In the last step, the most applicable example setup of ActivitySim is deployed. This entails the configuration of necessary settings to reflect local conditions and calibration of ActivitySim sub-models to local household travel survey (HTS) data.

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Integrating Centracs and Vistro: Traffic Management + Traffic Planning

Presentation Date: 05/17/2023

Presenter: Bill Cisco and Adam Lynch (PTV America)

In this session, PTV experts, Bill Cisco and Adam Lynch, will showcase how integrating your Centracs data with PTV Vistro allows for improved efficiencies in your traffic modeling and signal timing optimization. They will also highlight:

  • Benefits of integrating your systems
  • Umovity offerings
  • How does it work?
  • What's coming up next

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Curb-to-Curb: Modeling airports in PTV Vissim with PTV Viswalk

Presentation Date: 05/09/2023

Presenter: Levi Button (PTV America)

In this session, PTV expert, Levi Button, will discuss how to model each stage of a person’s journey through an airport. Starting with being dropped off at the curb, checking in, boarding the aircraft, deplaning, claiming baggage, and finally getting picked up at the arrivals curb. No scripts required! 

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PTV Viswalk + PTV Vissim: Using both sides of the force 

Presentation Date: 05/04/2023

Presenter: Sean Fitzgerel and Levi Button (PTV America)

In this session, PTV Expert Sean Fitzgerel and Levi Button will highlight some of the most important integrations of VISSIM and VISWALK together as a team, like no other software can. Not just an add-on anymore!

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PTV Publisher - An Overview

Presentation Date: 04/20/2023

Presenter: Adam Groves (PTV America)

Our PTV expert, Adam Groves will highlight how PTV Visum Publisher allows you to create interactive, sharable dashboards in minutes. In this edition of PTV Talks, we will walk through how to build dashboards that display:

  • Observed and Model Volumes
  • Select Link Analysis
  • Validation Data
  • V/C

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PTV Visum - Modeling Public Transit

Presentation Date: 03/23/2023

Presenter: Adam Groves (PTV America)

Our PTV expert, Adam Groves will showcase and go in-depth on Modeling Public Transit in PTV Visum. During this webinar we will discuss the following:

  • Transit network modeling.
  • An overview of transit assignment methods.
  • Working with headways and timetables.
  • Examples of post-assignment analysis.
  • A brief overview of additional, advanced transit functionality such as:
    • Planning for bus electrification
    • Ride sharing and on-demand transit.
    • Integrating transit with other modes. (Park and ride, bike sharing, and on-demand) 

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PTV Optima - Introduction

Presentation Date: 03/09/2023

Presenter: Sean Fitzgerel (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV expert Sean Fitzgerel introduces PTV Optima which connects to all your sensor data, including from public transportation. It helps operators identify the best scenarios to manage congestion, road closures and construction sites, and to accurately simulate the resulting network performances. PTV Optima continuously reacts to changing conditions. It provides live information, enabling you to optimize network efficiency and increase user satisfaction - without adding new roads or services.

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PTV Access - Introduction

Presentation Date: 02/23/2023

Presenter: Adam Groves (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV expert Adam Groves introduces PTV Access and gives a detailed overview how to discover the mobility potential of your city. Our accessibility score indicates how easily you can travel to everyday destinations. Using the new PTV Model2Go technology, we can prepare and showcase your city's potential

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PTV Model2Go - Updates

Presentation Date: 02/09/2023

Presenter: Adam Groves (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV expert Adam Groves discusses what is new in PTV Model2Go for 2023.

  • Introducing the new Model2Go Demand – Combining Model2Go Supply with OD data
  • Road network including estimated intersection detail (available worldwide from Here and TomTom)
  • Public transportation network including stops, lines, and timetables (based on the standardized GTFS format)
  • Bike network with elevation (based on OpenStreetMap)
  • Traffic analysis zones and connectors with demographics and travel demand estimates (generated by PTV on the basis of OpenStreetMap data and data science algorithms)
  • Mix and match your own data with the data provided in the Model2Go model

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PTV Visum - What's new in 2023

Presentation Date: 12/13/2022

Presenter: Adam Groves and Chetan Joshi (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV experts Adam Groves and Chetan Joshi discuss what is new in PTV Visum for 2023.

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PTV Vistro - What's new in 2023

Presentation Date: 11/29/2022

Presenter: Bill Cisco and Adam Lynch  (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV experts Bill Cisco and Adam Lynch discuss what is new in PTV Vistro for 2023.
What will be covered: 
•    ITE Trip Generation Web App Integration
•    Econolite and Miovision Data Importing
•    HCM 7th Edition Methods
•    Network Size Increase
+ more!

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PTV Publisher - What's new in 2023

Presentation Date: 11/15/2022

Presenter: Adam Lynch (PTV America)

In this talk, PTV expert Adam Lynch discusses what is new in PTV Publisher for 2023, go in-depth on data uploads and building first dashboards.

 

PTV Viswalk - Airport Modeling | Beyond Curbside

Presentation Date: 6/9/2022

Presenter: Sean Fitzgerel (PTV America)

Simulation modeling for airports has been almost exclusively "curbside studies", looking at the capacity of the roadway for arriving vehicles. In the 21st century, especially after COVID, we have started to realize the importance of modeling the inside of buildings and mixed transport areas. In this talk, PTV expert Sean Fitzgerel discusses his professional and project experience with "terminal-side" modeling, focusing on the operational processes specifically for an airport within VISSIM and VISWALK. This talk discusses the major needs/techniques for modeling pedestrians, transport, and even "curbside" operations.

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PTV Vissim - Tooltips

Presentation Date: 5/26/2022

Presenter: Jongsun Won, PE (PTV America)

As a part of this tooltip, Jongsun demonstrates how the following cases can be modeled in PTV Vissim:

- Warehouse Loading Dock Operation
- Advisory Bike Lane
- Quick Automated Vehicle (AV) Impact Assessment

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Zero to DTA Hero: Mesoscopic Simulation in PTV Visum

Presentation Date: 5/12/2022

Presenter: Adam Groves (PTV America)

Simulation-based assignment (SBA) in PTV Visum allows you to do large-scale, mesoscopic simulations. Learn the basics of how to build the network, setup the demand, simulate, and review results.

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Introduction to PTV Viswalk

Presentation Date: 4/28/2022

Presenter: Levi Button (PTV America)

PTV Vissim can model various types of modes including pedestrians. In this session, you will learn how to start modeling pedestrians in PTV Vissim for your multi-modal analysis.

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Emissions calculation with PTV Vissim and Bosch ESTM

Presentation Date: 4/14/2022

Presenter: Jochen Lohmiller (PTV Group), Eric Lindzus (Bosch)

Although air quality in cities has been improving continuously for several years due to more modern vehicles, road traffic is still a major cause of NO2 pollution in cities. Various measures are being taken to improve air quality, e.g. reducing the speed limit, banning vehicles with high emissions, or environmentally friendly traffic control systems, which we will discuss in this webinar in detail. There are various environmentally friendly traffic control measures, e.g. dynamic speed limits, green waves, or a signal control program that minimizes emissions. Proving that a specific signal control program improves air quality is costly but can be validated with local measuring stations and emission measurements on vehicles.
An alternative, which can also be used in the planning process, is the use of a traffic flow simulation linked with an emission model. In this case, the traffic control is mapped in the simulation model, vehicle movements are calibrated with real data, and emissions are calculated from the simulated vehicle movements. The requirements for the calibration of the traffic flow simulation are not only that traffic correlations can be represented in the simulation, but also that vehicles drive realistically with regard to their speeds and accelerations in order to calculate realistic emissions.

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Bosch Emission Model Service Description (PDF)

Hyperloop & Air Taxi : Modeling and Forecasting Passenger Demand

Presentation Date: 10/28/2021

Presenter: Boleslav Sivkov (PTV Group)

Among the innovative projects in which PTV Group partakes, there is a series related to modelling and forecasting passenger demand for new modes of transport such as Hyperloop and Air Taxi.

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KYTC's New Microsimulation Guidelines – Field Data Analysis of Microsimulation Parameters

Presentation Date: 9/2/2021

Presenter: Adam Hedges, Robert Frazier (HDR)

The KY Microsimulation Guidelines provide a framework for microsimulation modeling specific to the Kentucky transportation environment as it details the process from scoping and tool selection, to model coding technique, calibration, and results and documentation. This document will help to improve the standardization, accuracy, and understanding of microsimulation for consultants and KYTC staff; similar to previous guidance documents developed for other states and jurisdictions. This project is unique in that it examined local data (trajectory, speed, vehicle classification, etc.) to develop key parameter recommendations to be used in modeling to better replicate local, real world conditions.

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A Live Model for Supporting Traffic Management in the UKs Historical City of York

Presentation Date: 8/19/2021

Presenter: Michael Oliver (PTV Group)

This PTV Talks session discussed the motivation, method, and implementation for the City of York’s new live transport model. The model was developed with PTV Optima and is used by the city to support its network monitoring officers in the planning and operation of their road network.

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[Survey Says!] Microscopic Model Development & Calibration State-of-the-Practice:
"Where are we at?"

Presentation Date: 6/10/2021

<Part 1: Survey Presentation>
Presenter: Jongsun Won, PE (PTV America)

<Part 2: Panel Discussion>
Moderator: Bill Cisco, PE (PTV America)
Panelists: David Stanek, PE (Fehr & Peers)
                Joe Blasi, PE (HNTB)
                Randy Johnson, PE (DKS Associates)
                Shanw Birst, PE (RS&H)

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Charge : Refueling Tomorrow's Electrified Transport - The Charge Project

Presentation Date: 4/29/2021

Presenter: Laurence Chittock (PTV Group)

Charge is an innovation project combining transport planning and electricity network planning to understand where charge points are needed, and where and how they can be connected to the electricity grid. Based in the North-West of the UK and led by SP Energy Network – the electricity network operator – the project is helping to facilitate the rollout of charging across the region. This PTV Talks session focused on the work of the PTV team who have built and developed a set of scenario-based transport models to represent the travel patterns of future EVs and their associated requirements for public charging. A core output from the project – an interactive web-based tool hosting the project outputs was demoed.

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Retime: Vissim – a demonstration of a novel way to optimize traffic signals in complex urban networks

Presentation Date: 12/17/2020

Presenter: Alex Stevanovic (Retime, LLC)

Most of the traditional, commercially available, signal timing optimization tools rely on relatively simple, HCM-like, deterministic traffic models that are used to evaluate the quality of proposed signal timings. Such tools are usually quick to deliver optimal solutions but heavily limited in terms of both: 1. Features that can be modeled (usually cannot model multimodal operations, dynamics of actuated signal operations, etc.) and 2. Performance measures that can be used as objective functions in the optimization process. Finally, once such tools complete optimizations, a user is usually ‘left alone’ with a final signal timing plan without ability to comprehensively analyze how such a plan performs: 1. when compared with the other evaluated signal timing plans, and 2. from various multi-objective perspectives. In this webinar, we present and demonstrate a Software-as-a-service (SAAS) platform where Retime, an evolutionary signal optimization program, is coupled with the Vissim, a well-known traffic microsimulation tool that can realistically model a variety of field traffic and signal operations. The platform utilizes the power of cloud-computing to run tens/hundreds of computationally-expensive simulations in parallel. The webinar will concurrently run a presentation and a live demonstration of Retime: Vissim optimization, which will be done on a small urban network. Results from the previous signal optimizations will be used to showcase comprehensive data analytics of evaluated signal timing plans. 

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Optima as a Service: Deliver instantaneously a TMC in your backyard

Presentation Date: 12/3/2020

Presenter: Daniele Tiddi (PTV Group)

Controlling and optimizing traffic is a powerful TS&M strategy, and smart cities rely on traffic control centers to deploy this strategy using software running simulation and optimization algorithms that are fed by a wide range of data from sensors on the field. So far, only bigger cities could afford such systems, in big personalized procurements. Traffic control centers are nowadays instead made widely and easily accessible, thanks to the PTV technology. Discover how it is possible to obtain a traffic control center for your city or region and its wide capabilities, such as:

  • Data from the field is delivered by PTV to give you a comprehensive overview of the current traffic
  • Anomaly detection highlights incidents and other exceptions, broadcasting alerts to connected systems
  • Traffic forecast is provided by state-of-the-art Machine Learning features Finally, a wide range of API allows to exploit this advanced capability and achieve even more by integrating PTV Traffic Management Center to your own systems.

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Using the Pillar Diagram in Modeling New and Emerging CAV Features

Presentation Date: 10/22/2020

Presenter: Monty Abbas (Virginia Tech)

In this PTV Talks session, Monty Abbas (professor at Virginia Tech) discusses the majority of practitioners use of simulation to assess the benefits of CAVs, they can quickly get overwhelmed with the pace of development of CAV-related features and their representations in simulation tools. Monty presents a newly developed framework (with a focus on the Pillar diagram) that is intended to help practitioners and researchers using simulation to address their specific project requirements. Using this framework, users can evaluate the features of simulation tools and approach how to augment them with programming and scripting when needed. An example of an eco-drive application in PTV Vissim is presented to illustrate the methodology in more detail.

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Vehicle-in-the-loop Experiments of Optimal Automated Driving in Mixed Traffic

Presentation Date: 10/15/2020

Presenter: Tyler Ard, Nathan Goulet, Ardalan Vahidi (Clemson University)

This PTV Talk session provides an overview of frameworks to interface CAV control schemes and on road experimentation within PTV’s Vissim traffic microsimulation software. This is then used to highlight the energy and traffic efficiency potentials of connected and automated vehicles based on first principles of motion, optimal control theory, and practical examples from our previous and ongoing research. Clemson University presents microsimulation and experimental results from a US Department of Energy funded project in which we explore the impact of anticipative vehicle guidance on energy and traffic efficiency of CAVs and surrounding human-driven vehicles. The benefits are shown in simulated scenarios of single and multi-lane highway traffic, as well as shown in a novel vehicle-in-the-loop experiment of an emergent highway scenario with virtual traffic surrounding a real-vehicle on a test track as conducted through PTV Vissim. 

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Modeling Autonomous Shuttle Behavior for Microscopic Simulation Studies in Urban Areas

Presentation Date: 9/3/2020

Presenter: Karina Meneses (The Ohio State University)

Ohio State University discusses the technical aspects behind creating a simulation environment for analysis studies of Urban Networks. They utilize the python COM interface to extend the capabilities of PTV Vissim to model shuttle behavior. Further, they note that though traffic data is often available for larger, popular networks, simulations for Urban Networks often require fine tuning due to the inaccessibility of concentrated data in the small network. OSU showcases a framework for further network tuning an individually chosen Urban network.

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A Powertrain Engineering Perspective to Traffic Simulation and Applications

Presentation Date: 8/6/2020

Presenter: Sankar Rengarajan, Stas Gankov (Southwest Research Institute)

 This presentation covers:

  • Connected Powertrain Overview
  • Traffic Simulator Objectives
  • PTV Vissim Control
  • Energy Benefits

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PTV Vissim COM Programming in Depth

Presentation Date: 6/11/2020

Presenter: Wuping Xin (KLD Engineering)

 Wuping Xin from KLD Engineering presents an introduction to COM technology, covers in-depth aspects of developing PTV Vissim COM applications, and introduces performance-improving techniques, as well as various PTV Vissim modules.

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Multi-Agent Modeling of Transportation Systems in PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 5/7/2020

Presenter: Monty Abbas (Virginia Tech)

Monty Abbas, professor from Virginia Tech, joins PTV Talks to discuss the five components of multi-agent modeling paradigm with PTV Vissim implementation examples from the VT-SCORES research lab at Virginia Tech.

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Simulation of Airport Operations in PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 4/16/2020

Presenter: Sven Beller (PTV Group)

This PTV Talks webinar focuses on the Simulation of Airport Operations in PTV Vissim.

It covers:

  • Landside
  • Landside Demand Generator
  • Terminal Operation
  • Security Check Points & Queueing

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CoEXist- Modeling Autonomous Vehicle with PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 3/12/2020

Presenter: Peter Sukennik (PTV Group)

Peter Sukennik, from the PTV Vissim Product Management Team joins PTV Talks to discuss the CoEXist project, and the autonomous vehicle features added to PTV Vissim.

Discussion topics include:

  • Project background and methodology
  • Platooning functionality in PTV Vissim
  • Methods for modeling connected and autonomous vehicles

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Traffic Optimization for Signalized Corridors (TOSCo) by using PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 2/27/2020

Presenter: David Florence (Texas A&M Transportation Institute)

David Florence of Texas A&M Transportation Institution joined PTV Talks to discuss his work on : Traffic Optimization for Signalized Corridors (TOSCo) Development and Analysis of Vehicle Systems with VISSIM. David discusses how co-simulation platform was built to take into account connected vehicles and infrastructure, lessons learned on the project, and the potential benefits that were realized in the simulation.

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Modeling Autonomous Vehicles in PTV Visum 2020

Presentation Date: 11/14/2019

Presenter: Anett Ehlert (PTV Group)

PTV Talks is joined by Dr. Anett Ehlert from PTV Visum’s product management team to discuss the new features in PTV Visum 2020 to model autonomous vehicles. We walk through the new capabilities available in both static assignment and simulation-based assignment and how to consider “AV-ready” infrastructure.

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Supplementing Public Transit OnDemand Service in Zurich Case Study

Presentation Date: 10/3/2019

Presenter: Christoph Baur (Zurich Transportation Authority)

Christoph Baur, Mobility Analyst from Zurich Transportation Authority (VBZ), joined PTV Talks to present the future mobility vision and how the Zurich Public Transit System plans to operate fixed route services supplemented with OnDemand. He will also be highlighted how mode shift for the new OnDemand Services is expected to come from existing transit riders or other transportation modes. 

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The Oslo Study- Measuring the Impacts of Shared Mobility

Presentation Date: 6/27/2019

Presenter: Paul Speirs (PTV Group)

Paul Spiers discusses how "The Oslo Study" used PTV’s MaaS Modeller to address how MaaS, ridesharing, and autonomous vehicles could impact Oslo. “It’s difficult to plan future infrastructure needs, especially when there is so much uncertainty around future mobility: For instance, will today’s car ownership be the same in the future? Will autonomous vehicles increase our desire to travel more? How quickly will society adopt autonomous vehicles? The PTV MaaS Modeller software allows us to simulate in parallel multiple combinations of assumptions which produce a range of future outcomes. When you understand the range of results and which assumptions have a greater or lesser influence on the outcome, stakeholders can make big decisions with increased confidence. This makes PTV MaaS Modeller software such a strong tool.”

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A Real-World Comparison Between Pedestrians in PTV Viswalk and the Field

Presentation Date: 6/13/2019

Presenter: Justin Sebens, Philip Kulis (SRF Consulting Group)

Justin Sebens and Philip Kulis from SRF Consulting presented on the new soccer stadium in Minnesota, the home for the Minnesota United Soccer team. The site is transit/multimodal focused where they discuss the initial planning and event management for a pedestrian control plan.

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PTV America Users Group Meeting 2018 - Spotlight Presentations

Presentation Date: 5/23/2019

Presenter: Randy Johnson (DKS Associates), Joanne Arellano (Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson)

Randy Johnson presents a case study for the City of Hillsboro about a proposed light rail service extension on the traffic operations of a rail crossing and adjacent intersections in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Joanne Arellano discusses how she worked with the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) to develop monthly traffic simulation models in PTV Vissim along the I-295 corridor.

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[PTV Vissim] Hot Seat

Presentation Date: 5/9/2019

Moderator: Jongsun Won (PTV America)

Panelists - Users: Joe Blasi (HNTB), Dave Stanek (Fehr and Peers), Randy Johnson (DKS Associates), Mike Forsberg (HDR), Gustavo Ceballos (Ricondo)

Panelists - PTV Group: Lukas Kautzsch, Jochen Lohmiller, Adam Lynch (PTV Group)

PTV Vissim’s Product Management Team joins PTV talks where they are presented with feature requests from users.

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A Strategy for Modeling Future Roadway Safety in PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 4/24/2019

Presenter: Joe DeVore (KLJ)

Joe DeVore (KLJ) shares his use of Vissim and SSAM to model future safety.

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CoEXist- Preparing the Transition to Automated Vehicles with PTV Vissim

Presentation Date: 4/11/2019

Presenter: Alastair Evanson (PTV Group)

Presenting the approach of CoEXist to make microscopic traffic flow simulation AV-ready. We show the data evaluation from current prototypes of CAVs which was collected on different roads (freeway, arterial, urban) and how we calibrated it within PTV Vissim to achieve a represented car-following behavior of CAVs which can be used to test for example the throughput on freeway for different penetration rates of CAVs.

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