FORUM8 Announce VR Design Studio /PTV Vissim Partnership
3D VR Simulation Specialists FORUM8 Announces Partnership Agreement with PTV, the Industry Leader in Traffic Micro-Simulation Software
5th May 2020, Tokyo and London, FORUM8 the specialist developer of photo-realistic 3D virtual reality software has announced a technology partnership agreement with the PTV Group, the global leader in mobility and transport planning solutions. The new partnership brings together FORUM8’s real-time interactive 3D VR simulation and modelling software, VR-Design Studio (aka UC-win/Road) used throughout the world by urban and transport planning authorities, with PTV Vissim, the industry’s most advanced and flexible traffic simulation software. PTV Vissim is deployed by over 2,500 cities in 150 countries to simulate complex vehicle and pedestrian interactions realistically.VR Design Studio is used to create 3D virtual reality models of the target urban network that can be seamlessly imported into PTV Vissim. Data of the driven vehicle is passed from VR-Design Studio to PTV Vissim in real time in which the traffic simulation calculations are made.
The results of these calculations are then reflected in interactive 3D by VR-Design Studio with the surrounding vehicles and traffic signals to accurately visualise the simulated traffic patterns in the VR cityscape and road network.
Completed micro-simulation analysis scenarios can then be viewed in 3D and discussed interactively by the relevant stakeholders and planning authorities in a networked environment or via FORUM8’s Cloud platform.
In addition to working to improve urban mobility and the transport landscape the combination of the PTV Group and FORUM8 world-class software, will also help cities, companies and communities save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment of noise pollution and CO2 emissions.
Commenting for FORUM8, Western General Manager, Dr. Brendan Hafferty said “The availability of the VR Design Studio API significantly enhances the functionality of PTV Vissim and enables mobility and transport consultants to present all stakeholders with a traffic impact assessment in an interactive 3D VR representation of their built environment. This is a major and growing requirement across the world as cities and countries work towards improving the problem of traffic congestion as well as meeting their de-carbonisation targets. We are looking forward to working closely with PTV to jointly promote the new partnership to existing and future users of each other’s technology.”
Commenting for PTV Group, Product Manager, Dr. Jochen Lohmiller said: “Decision makers expect realistic visualizations of future infrastructure changes. We are glad to partner with Forum8 to bring PTVs realistic vehicle and pedestrian movements into FORUM8’s 3D VR visualization of cityscapes and road networks.”Back to all blog posts