July 2021: Expansion of the management
DTV-Verkehrsconsult has now been successfully active on the market for 17 years. The constant growth and above all the dynamic development of the last few years make it necessary to strengthen the management. This is also an expression of the company’s esteem and the continuity it strives for.
Therefore, the shareholders’ meeting has also appointed Dr. Kathmann as managing director of DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH with sole power of representation as of 01.07.2021. We are very pleased that Dr. Kathmann is prepared to take on this trusting task and will continue to contribute his innovative ideas in the future.
We look forward to mastering the next few years together and continuing the trusting cooperation, especially with our clients and project partners.
June 2021: Current job vacancies
For permanent reinforcement, we are looking for an engineer preferably from the specialisation “traffic” and an IT developer. We also welcome student assistants from the fields of civil engineering, traffic engineering and industrial engineering.
You can find further information
on our TEAM page.
February 2021: Kappich Systemberatung – Next Generation
For many years, Kappich Systemberatung has been a valued contact for software solutions in the field of transport and especially in the field of NERZ software. This know-how should be secured in the long term.
To this end, Kappich Systemberatung and DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH have decided to go one step further after the spatial merger last year. The employees of Kappich Systemberatung are now formally a permanent part of the team of DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH and Mr Kappich is of course also still available as a contact person and consultant. Thus, all work can now be requested via DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH. We are of the opinion that we have thus made the transition to the “Next Generation”.
There should only be advantages for our customers and project partners:
- The same contact persons as before,
- access to the entire knowledge and tools available and
- high efficiency as well as
- a long-term perspective through the involvement of the DTV-Verkehrsconsult staff!
September 2020: Kappich Systemberatung moved to Pascalstrasse 53
For several years now, Kappich Systemberatung and DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH have enjoyed a friendly relationship.
Against this background, both company managements have decided to work more closely together, thus combining their existing know-how in the fields of traffic statistics, web-based traffic data management, traffic control and telematics.
In a first step, Kappich Systemberatung has now also moved to Pascalstrasse 53, so that the shortest possible distances facilitate coordination.
Together we offer you all services related to traffic and develop target-oriented and customized solutions with you and for you.
December 2019: Merry Christmasand a prosperous 2019
Thank you very much for the cooperation and for your support!
We wish you a
and a prosperous 2019!
January 2019: Invitation to the MATSE-Messe
On March 8, 2019, the MATSE apprentices present their current projects in the foyer of the new building of the IT Center of the RWTH. DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH will be represented here with the project: “Web-based vehicle classifier for the subsequent correction of vehicle type distributions in the context of traffic counts”.
June 2018: Introduction of road safety screening – Safety on Baden-Württemberg roads
In the past, there have been numerous improvements in road safety in Baden-Württemberg. Nevertheless, it was decided to continue on this positive road and further increase the road safety by developing a new method to detect accident accumulation lines on an area-wide scale: The Road Safety Screening. …
The “Road Safety Screening Baden-Württemberg” came first in the category “Best Infrastructure Project” in the 2018 eGovernment competition. Read the Press Release of the Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg here.
June 2018: Press release on the research project NETZPLAUSI
The aim is to significantly improve the network-wide analysis of the data collected as part of the road traffic census (SVZ). …
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the mFUND research initiative.
April 2018: Dr. Hartmut Ziegler at WDR Lokalzeit Bergisches Land
On 20.04.2018 Dr. Hartmut Ziegler was a guest at WDR Lokalzeit Bergisches Land for DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH. The reason was the explanation of the evaluation of motorcycle noise measurements on behalf of the city of Wermelskirchen. These became necessary in order to investigate complaints from citizens and to be able to derive effective measures against the high noise pollution.
November 2017: Publication
In the November issue of the Zeitschrift für Verkehrssicherheit (Kirschbaum Verlag), Dr. Thorsten Kathmann published a summary of 10 years of recording the rate of drivers using lights during daytime. The basic idea of continuous recording the rate of drivers using lights during daytime is described using the survey methodology applied. The focus is on the new quality assurance measures. Finally, the time series determined so far are analyzed.
May 2017: DEKRA AWARD
In 2017, as in previous years, DTV-Verkehrsconsult GmbH again applied for the DEKRA AWARD in the category “Safety in traffic”. The aim here is to sensitise people to the danger in road traffic. Unfortunately we missed an award in 2016, but of course we congratulate the winners.
February 2017: Visit of Rudolf Henke, a member of the German Bundestag
As DTV-Verkehrsconsult is getting a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Rudolf Henke (Member of the Bundestag) visited the company office in Aachen. The aim of the publicly funded research project, led by the Polish company Neurosoft Sp.z o.o. in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems and the Austrian consultancy TB-Traxler GmbH, is to develop a video-based counting system for vehicles. Rudolf Henke was once again able to see how much potential there is in the business world of Aachen. [For the full article please go www.rudolf-henke.de.]
DTV-Verkehrsconsult is an independent, innovative R&D engineering consultancy with the main focus on road traffic. We have our roots in traffic data analysis, which still remains a key aspect today. Expressed in simple words:
For this we use the most modern automatic counting techniques that we also test and verify in pilot applications on behalf of device manufacturers. Besides traditional induction loops we use the (side) -radar technology, Bluetooth and WiFi as well as video analysis using license plate recognition. And we also conduct surveys and individualized interviews manually.
The analysis of these data in terms of the desired traffic characteristics is our “bread and butter”. Determining the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT, in German; DTV) is THE key value, to which we have dedicated our company name.
Since our founding in 2004, we analyse traffic data. Our specialist knowledge in the interpretation of traffic volumes, traffic composition, lane distributions and speed, daily, weekly and annual fluctuations we put to use in the design of short and long time counts, as well as in permanent counts. Thus we can ensure the highest quality standards. Our analysis, secures a comprehensive and neutral view of the traffic situation. This analysis can be used to support planning applications.
We provide our special knowledge particularly to highway authorities, unity authorities, universities and other public authorities. We also support private organisations at home and abroad. Besides Germany we have so far worked on projects in Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Israel.
Today our company employs 11 permanent employees, with four traffic engineers. In addition we provide an apprenticeship training position for a mathematic-technical-software developer. Research fellows from the RWTH Aachen University as well as from the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences support our work. Since the automatic data processing got more and more challenging over the last years we are now proud to have an effective IT-team with four dedicated software developers in our company. Our IT-team is also supported by trainees and student assistants.
One of our first projects consisted of the analysis and evaluation of the nationwide German Road Traffic Census 2005. Based on the experience gained during this work we developed the counting technology of the “Traffic Monitoring” in cooperation with the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Instead of a manual counts with in traffic monitoring counting devise based on side – radar technology are used which are in place for at least a week and then transferred to the next location.
Initially traffic data is usually collected and analysed for statistical issues. Beyond that it is used as an essential basis for various questions. In short these are the fields of operation and traffic planning, road safety and accident research. The improvement of traffic safety is on the one hand supported by systematic analyses of the accidents which occur. On the other hand methods aiming at accident prevention also play an essential role.
With the innovative data and analyses platform of the “Traffic Safety Screening” in Baden-Württemberg we were nominated for the DEKRA Award 2015 in the traffic category.
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