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Michelin challenge in Chengdu

PRESS RELEASE

November 03, 2014: The 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum*, which is being held in Chengdu, China, in November, will bring together the world's mobility stakeholders to discuss how to promote mobility that is clean, safe, connected, economically affordable and physically accessible.

In order to ensure sustainable mobility, all key players in the field of transportation and logistics will have to intensify their efforts in cooperating and coordinating their activities. PTV Group has therefore accepted Michelin's invitation to join the "Think and Action tank" summit in Chengdu and to share its knowledge and expertise in the field of transport and logistics software and real-time optimisation solutions. 

Intelligent software solutions can help the mobility market to cope with this major challenge. "In order to create liveable cities, decision-makers should address these issues based on an integrated approach. This is the only way to secure mobility over the long term. PTV has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in both transport and logistics," says Vincent Kobesen, CEO of the PTV Group.

Today, more and more mobility data is being collected in real-time. At the same time, vehicles and mobile devices are becoming increasingly intelligent. "However, policy makers need to allow greater use and access to anonymised real-time data for private sector players who can then turn that data into beneficial outcomes, such as reduced congestion and optimal traffic flow. Industry and the public sector could then jointly benefit from new real-time services and additional optimisation opportunities," explains Kobesen.

PTV and Michelin are bound by the common interest to the development of sustainable mobility services. The CEOs of the two companies recently met at the 2014 OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig where they addressed these issues together with transport ministers and experts from 54 countries. 

The PTV Group provides software and consulting for traffic, transport logistics and geomarketing. Be it transport routes or sales structures, private or public transport – the company plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide.

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