Calculating complex scenarios in the blink of an eye

Attain the best results while observing all requests – that is the job of the optimisation. Multi-layered automation tasks and decision-making processes can only be solved with IT and mathematics. Therefore, IVU cooperates with LBW Optimization GmbH – a branch of the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Berlin (ZIB) – for the development of optimisation components.

Optimisation relies on a comprehensive data base and complete rule systems. Optimising personnel and vehicle deployment is especially challenging: Thousands of duty elements must be combined into as few duties as possible within a short period of time. When doing so, the full set of legal and union requirements as well as company specific preferences for work time, breaks, qualifications, fares, travel paths and capacities have to be taken into account. Experience from past optimisation projects has shown that this can reveal vehicle workings and duties that were built in an invalid manner.

„ZIB and IVU combine mathematical research with engineering expertise and practical experience in order to tap the full potential of transport planning.“

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Martin Grötschel
President of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
President of Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum for Information Technologies in Berlin (2012-2015)