First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) has acquired traffic and transport specialist, PTV Group, for a purchase price in excess of US$338 million (€300 million) as part of a long-term investment strategy.
PTV Group develops software for transport planning and logistics and employs more than 700 people worldwide. Over 2,500 cities use PTV products and its traffic simulation software was used at the Olympic Games in London. The European transport model project, Trimode, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is being developed using PTV software.
PTV sees growth opportunities in mobility as a service (MaaS) and has developed a program that covers a portfolio of technologies, from planning MaaS operations to the operation and control of MaaS worldwide and plans to make targeted investments in this market.
According to Vincent Kobesen, CEO of PTV Group the acquisition will allow PTV to remain independent and help it to reach its goals for the future. PTV’s current management team will continue to manage business operations.