Oliver Deuschle (SMIGHT) und Peter MOEHL (PTV)

SMIGHT and PTV develop a solution for real-time traffic optimization

12. June 2018

The Smart City of tomorrow benefits from the increasing intelligence of our infrastructure. SMIGHT and PTV Group have launched a development initiative that optimizes urban traffic in real time: The traffic management system SMIGHT Traffic joins its strength in with PTV’s leading software for real-time optimization of traffic flows. With the new solution, cities and municipalities can analyze traffic flow, plan ahead and thus specifically reduce traffic load.

More and more people work and live in big cities. Along with the number of inhabitants, the requirements on the infrastructure of smart cities also grow. SMIGHT, a micro business unit of EnBW addresses these with its hard- and software-based IoT solutions.

Using smart sensor technology, SMIGHT Traffic counts and analyzes the various road users and transmits the data to the IoT platform SMIGHT IQ, where the information is mapped as a real-time simulation and enables forward-looking analysis of potential traffic events. City and traffic planners can thus not only evaluate road traffic, but thanks to a broader data basis also control it more effectively. This allows already collected historical data to be included in the software PTV Visum for strategic traffic planning and modelling. In addition, dynamic traffic information that is transmitted in real time can be fed into the operational traffic management system PTV Optima.

“We ensure a lower traffic load and a better quality of life,” explains Oliver Deuschle, head of SMIGHT. Whether by car, bus or two-wheeler – the mobility options are diverse and pose new challenges for traffic planners in cities and municipalities.” The combination of PTV and SMIGHT’s solutions shows us disruptions in road traffic even before they occur. Smart sensor technology, secure data processing and real-time simulation enable cities and municipalities to optimise traffic flow at an early stage,” says Peter Möhl of PTV.


PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.

More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have approximately 900 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it’s the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.