Mexican Ministry of Transport asks PTV Group for access to emergency route planner
The Mexican Institute of Transportation (IMT) has asked PTV Group’s mobility experts for help after two major earthquakes. The result: Freight carriers that want to distribute or deliver important aid supplies can now use a special emergency route planner, PTV Group said in its press release.
The IMT gathers all relevant data on current collection and distribution centres, etc. which is then uploaded to PTV’s route planner and updated on a regular basis. The aim is to help drivers find the best route to the disaster zones in order to get all essential items out to the people in need as quickly as possible.
Routing based on simple route planners will not be helpful for truck drivers as these tools include no truck attributes and truck-specific routing information. Drivers may even get into trouble if they are navigated along routes that are not suitable for freight vehicles.
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 PTV software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software.
The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of PTV Group.