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PTV Drive-in is an exclusive knowledge-sharing platform of free and informative online events.
If you missed the past webinars, you can watch them on-demand.

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PTV Drive-in: Dynamic Risk Management (DRM) for ADAS and ADS
This free webinar is about a research on a validation methodology and a corresponding virtual environment for autonomous driving algorithms. The proposed method is unique: It is based on analysis of real incident data and drivers’ decision-making in critical traffic situations. This is used to build a validation environment with traffic flow simulation software PTV Vissim. This validation environment can be used to identify potentially dangerous situations in traffic, as well as to calibrate the behavior of autonomous vehicles, taking in account different customer preferences in driving behavior. (Recorded September 2021)
PTV Drive-in: Humanizing CAV Development 
As the automotive industry moves towards virtual product testing and development of CAVs, traffic simulation becomes highly important. But applying traffic simulation also raises many questions: Are quantity or quality of miles during virtual testing important for CAV development? Should simulations remain the same, or vary, during the CAV development period? Can we apply human intelligence development techniques to CAV development? This free, thought-provoking presentation, will delve into these questions. (Recorded August 2021)
PTV Drive-in: Virtual evaluation of AVs’ introduction to public transport 
Autonomous vehicles (AV) have the potential to offer significant benefits when deployed for public transport. However, as they share the road infrastructure with existing public transport and other vehicles, cities must consider advances in road infrastructure additionally to advances in vehicle technology and intelligent transport systems (ITS). In this free webinar, we will highlight the necessary design changes to existing bus stops to accommodate AVs. To implement this, we leverage a microscopic traffic simulation model by PTV Vissim software. We will also discuss results that show the impact on traffic performance. (Recorded July 2021)
PTV Drive-In: SimCert - Rating Environment Simulation Solutions 
Environment simulation software has become a major part in the development of ADAS and Autonomous Driving systems. This growing market provides numerous solutions, offerings, and new features. So, identifying good candidates for one's own use cases has become a challenge. SimCert aims to address this issue by providing independent, impartial reviews of open source and commercial tools along a unified list of criteria. In this free webinar, we will provide for the first time a close insight into this project, and discuss your questions live. (Recorded June 2021)
PTV Drive-In: Scenario Mining for ADAS/AV Development
Development of ADAS/AV functions involves testing them in realistic conditions, as if the vehicles encounter real-life traffic. Creating such “real life traffic” in a test environment can be done with scenario testing, which involves scenario creation and variation. This free webinar will show how to do both by using advanced traffic simulation – leading to the speed-up of the ADAS/AV development. We will also demonstrate how simulations are used for scenario mining. (Recorded May 2021)
PTV Drive-In: Optimal Automated Driving in Mixed Traffic
Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) present ample opportunities for energy efficient driving by better planning. The interactions between them and human drivers play a key role in determining this efficiency. This free webinar will provide an overview of frameworks to interface CAV control schemes and on road experiments with PTV Vissim traffic simulation tool. It will highlight energy and traffic efficiency potentials of CAVs. The presenter will also discuss the impact of anticipative vehicle guidance on energy and traffic efficiency of CAVs and surrounding human-driven vehicles, resulting from a US Department of Energy funded project. (Recorded April 2021)
PTV Drive-In: Development of Traffic Collision Simulation Technology for Estimating Effectiveness of Vehicle Safety Functions
Recently, more vehicle models are equipped with advanced emergency braking (AEB) to mitigate collision damage. In most cases, the effectiveness of AEB is tested in proving grounds. But this is challenging, because of so many possible scenarios. In this free webinar, we demonstrate how computer simulations can optimize testing of AEB in various road traffic situations, including vehicle collision at an intersection. (Recorded March 2021)
PTV Drive-in: Scenario-Based Virtual Validation
It is common place to use simulators to validate ADAS and AV stacks in virtual environments nowadays. The industry largely agrees on a quality over mere quantity view on things. Key to simulation, however, is to replicate the real-world. To this end we demonstrate how we extract the scene and traffic participants of test drives and bring both into the virtual domain. We demonstrate examples of early tests to replicate real-world scenarios in PTV Vissim. (Recorded February 2021)
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