About Isabel Honikel

Senior Product Manager for PTV xServer internet

Toll update for Norway available

Norway

  • TollCalculation New tariffs 2017 and new toll road(s). This scenario replaces the previous ‘Norway January 2016’ scenario. Type of calculation: Exact

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1H

NavigationYou can download it from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or use automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service. For PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

PTV xServer internet was updated recently, except the TLN-Production-System which currently uses the Europe City Map 2016.2H. The toll update does not support this map version.

Services

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

Toll update Belgium available

Belgium

  • TollCalculation Liefkenshoek Tunnel with new time-dependent (day/night) rate.
  • This scenario includes the toll charges from july 2017, for trucks from a maximum authorised mass over 3,5 t in the three Belgian regions: Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels.
  • Toll roads include motorways, additional main roads and the local road network in Brussels.
  • Toll charges are calculated based on kilometre factors and depend on the road type and further depend on the emission class and total weight of the vehicle.
  • This scenario replaces the previous ‘Belgium 2016 v4’ scenario.
  • Type of calculation: By approximation with an average factor per kilometer.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1H
  • This update will be contained initially in PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2T which is not released yet.

NavigationYou can download it from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or use automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service. For PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

PTV xServer internet was updated recently, except the TLN-Production-System which currently uses the Europe City Map 2016.2H. The toll update does not support this map version.

Services

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

PTV xServer 2.3 available now

We proudly present our PTV xServer 2.3.0 release with eight services in total. The well-known geographic services xMap, xLocate, xRoute and the logistics services xDima, xCluster, xTour, xLoad made significant further progress. In addition we offer  the emergent new service xData which will enable you to request data directly from the map.

  

For details about the services you find the corresponding release notes here.

Some highlights are:

  • xLocate
    • xLocate now allows to search for addresses using structured input (aka multi-field) (This feature is experimental, that means API changes my occur in the future).
    • Search for locations by a list of addresses is now possible (aka bulk geocoding). (This feature is experimental, that means API changes my occur in the future).
  • xRoute/xDima – Geographic restrictions allow and prohibit countries and continents consideration during the route calculation.
  • xTour
    • Planning horizons can now be considered.
    • There are now parameters to limit the maximum travel and driving time of a tour.
  • xLoad – Converted from experimental to productive usage.
  • xCluster – Beside the free CBC solver the commercial Gurobi solver can be used to improve performance.

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we provide a test system based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer 2.3 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release:

Some notes:

  • The PTV xServer 2 requires a 2017.1 map or newer.
  • The corresponding geocoding data for on-premise solutions is on request. It is not included in the map. This is required for running xLocate. (The data is only available for PTV Europe City Map 2017.1 and 2017.2 from HERE). On the other hand this data is installed for cloud solutions.
  • The test system on PTV xServer internet has PTV Europe City Map 2017.2 (HERE) installed. A productive system is planned for October.

Toll update for Italy available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

  • TollCalculationThis scenario contains the current toll charges on the basis of the last available tariffs valid from 30/01/17. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Italy January 2016’ scenario.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2017.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2HNavigation
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H

You can download it from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or use automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service. For PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

Services

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

Toll update for Spain available

TollCalculation

Spain

  • New tariffs from June 2016  and updated tariffs from January 2016
  • New toll road on AP 46 north of Málaga

Concerned mapsNavigation

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.2T

It is possible to use the download from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or the automatic download with the PTV Content Update Service. For the PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the Support ServicesTeam.

Important Information on the Belgian toll

The Belgian government introduced a completeToll Scenario new toll system. Usually, toll sections for dedicated way points are defined by the authorities. Each toll section does have a defined length. In case of exact toll cost calculation, those sections do have dedicated tariffs attributed. In case of average toll, the length of all routed toll sections would be multiplied with the costs per kilometre.

But for both types of toll calculations, it was not relevant on which map or map version this calculation was performed. The toll sections were fixed and as said therefore the length defined.

The new Belgian toll deviates from the known methods.
For the Belgian toll FAQscalculation the toll sections are divided into toll segments and these are added up and multiplied with the toll costs per kilometre. With this, the Belgian toll system reflects an average calculation. But this means also that the calculation depends on the map basis and how the street segments are digitized. So new segments or even missing roundabouts will lead to different results. Also the different way of digitizing the street segments at the map providers will
influence the results

The calculation of the Belgian toll has been implemented with the last toll update in February.

Quick Facts:

  • The new distance based toll is introduced on 1 April 2016.
  • And will supersede the currently applicable time-based Eurovignette
  • Vignette will be replaced by satellite-based OBU
  • The tariffs depend on 4 factors:
    • Actual distance travelled in kilometres
    • Vehicle weight (over 3.5 tons and higher)
    • Emission class
    • Road type