PTV promoting MaaS systems at UITP Public Transport Summit in Montreal


The PTV Group will be showcasing its latest range of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) systems for cities and transit operators at this week’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit, which takes place on May 15-17 in Montreal, Canada.

At this year’s UITP Summit, the world’s biggest public transport event, the German transportation software provider will showcase its range of advanced mobility solutions with a strong focus on MaaS for public transport.

At present, conventionally-powered vehicles dominate the world’s roads, however autonomous modes of transport, that can also be shared by all passengers, are on the rise. PTV experts will explain what this means for cities and how new mobility services can complement existing public transport services.

Ralf Frisch (right), solutions director for public transport at the PTV Group, will demonstrate the functionalities of the company’s latest MaaS Accelerator Program, which offers a complete portfolio of software components for planning MaaS operations, including operation and control of MaaS in any city of the world.

The development of this program is based on ongoing cooperation with customers and partners, with focusing on the modeling and assessment of MaaS business models. This also includes the simulation, optimization of operating concepts, and the control and integration into a city’s or country’s mobility platform or mobility mix operating system.

PTV will be participating at the UITP Summit in collaboration with the Karlsruhe Technology Region, one of Europe’s leading business and innovation regions. As Germany’s bicycle and car-sharing capital, the region is advancing several areas of mobility, which include a pilot area for autonomous and connected driving, and the city’s renowned tram-train system.

Sustainable urban mobility is now high on Karlsruhe’s agenda as it seeks to increase mobility and to lessen transport’s impact. Frisch and Karlsruhe’s Mayor, Frank Mentrup, will be participating in a panel discussion, which takes place today (May 16), as part of the ‘Cluster for Transport Innovation’ session.

Internationally known for its world-leading transport planning software, with more than 2,500 cities deploying its products, PTV is involved in numerous research projects in the region. As part of the ‘Smart Mobility for the Karlsruhe Region’ initiative, the company is cooperating with the city to develop a Mobility Lab – the world’s first lab where new mobility approaches are tested on the basis of historic and real-time data. PTV software is also being used for the development of the European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in the continent.

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