In xServer API Version 1 there are several truck profiles available:
- truckfast, truckslow:
3 axles, length 12m, without a separate trailer (actually based on a 7,5t box truck
- several product specific truck40t profiles:
5 axles, length 18m, with a separate trailer (a 3axle box truck with a 2 axle trailer)
With xServer API Version 2 we provide two 40t truck vehicle profiles:
5 axles, length 16,5m, without a separate trailer (tractor with semi-trailer)
articulated train with 5 axles, total length 18,75m, tractor with a separate trailer
The default vehicle is defined as the most common vehicle in this weight category – the semi-trailer. This corresponds with the “truck40t” vehicle profile.
Unfortunately we didn’t notice until now, that especially the description of the truck40t differs in these two xServer API versions.
To be more consistent we now swapped these two profile names “trailertruck” and “truck40t” in xServer API Version 2 – starting from the current Version 2.13.
So now, with xServer API Version 2.13 the two 40t truck vehicle profiles are:
– truck40t: articulated train with 5 axles, total length 18,75m, 3 axle tractor with a separate 2 axle trailer
– trailertruck: 5 axles, total length 16,5m, without a separate trailer (tractor with semi-trailer)
So what will happen to my application?
Presumably not much, since the speed profile and most physical attributes and dimensions are equal in both profiles. The only things which changed are:
– total length of the vehicle (very few truck attributes refer to this)
– number of Trailers
– Separate empty weights of tractors and trailer
When you use “default” nothing changes. Since the default stays a semi-trailer. Now equivalent to the “trailertruck” vehicle profile instead of the “truck40t”.
When you refer to “truck40t”, it is now an articulated truck with a trailer.
When you refer to “trailertruck”, it is now a semi-trailer.