PTV Vissim traffic simulation now available for Linux OS as Vissim Kernel


Traffic simulation software PTV Vissim, from PTV Group, is now also available for the Linux operating system, for analysis of complex multimodal transportation systems, with particular benefits for the automotive industry.

PTV Vissim Kernel provides detailed and realistic simulations of the entire traffic environment, including the movements and interaction of different road users and modes of transport. Innovative concepts and services such as shared mobility, mobility-as-a-service and autonomous driving can be evaluated and verified in a virtual environment.

In the automotive industry such simulations play an important role in a variety of areas. For example, in the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), technologies, and algorithms related to connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs); and in testing for vehicles’ compliance with emission regulations.

The subscription-based solution supports high performance computing (HPC) and can be easily integrated with other systems and co-simulation tools, such as IPG Automotive’s CarMaker or Hexagon/MSC’s Virtual Test Drive (VTD). It thus provides the ideal environment to execute large numbers of simulation runs in parallel.

On February 16, the company will also launch PTV Drive-In, a new global platform aimed at connecting the automotive industry’s traffic simulation professionals with free online events. The first edition will focus on Scenario-Based Virtual Validation. The presentation will be led by Henning Lategahn, CEO of Atlatec GmbH, a company specialized in building maps for autonomous vehicles. He will introduce the topic of ADAS and CAV simulations and show how to get the best results out of them.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).