About Isabel Honikel

Senior Product Manager for PTV xServer internet

TIS Updates with new functions and supported countries

PTV_TrafficIncidentsWith the TIS 2.8 (online since february 8th, 2016) and TIS 2.8.1 (online since march 15th, 2016) you get new functions regarding Dynamic Traffic Information in the Logistics products. While Traffic Patterns cover the historical situation during the day and the week, Dynamic Traffic Information considers the live road conditions. Real time changes in estimated travel times and the calculation of alternative routes are enabled.

New functions

  • Dynamic Traffic Information on Feature Layer Technology featurelayer
    for countries like Australia and the USA.
  • Added speeds to events with delays.
  • Incident and flow aggregated feeds from HERE inplemented to improve Dynamic Traffic Information.
  • New TomTom Feeds for South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and in the following new supported countries.

New supported countries with TomTom Traffic

TIS 2.8:

  • AndorraNavigation
  • Gibraltar
  • Hungary
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Malta
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia

TIS 2.8.1:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovenia

42er_Icon-rot_NewsFor more informations refer to our
New Content Fact Sheet Dynamic Traffic Information

Toll update for France available

New tariffs on highways for France:france

  • On the basis of the last available data from ASFA dated Feb. 2016.
  • Toll charges apply to trucks from a gross vehicle volume of 3.5 t and cars.
  • Valid from February, 1st 2016.
  • This scenario replaces the previous France January 2016 update

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1HTollCalculation
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2T
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T

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 Team.


Don´t miss the Toll Webinar on Monday

Toll ScenarioOn Monday at 10:00 AM CET we will proudly present you our PTV xServer Toll calculation special.

Here are four reasons to join Bernd Welter on Monday:

  • Basic information about the parametrization, architecture and quality of results of the toll calculation.
  • What is the difference between section by section tolls and country designated toll?
  • What are typical questions when using toll calculation and which answers provides PTV?
  • Prospect on Content Update 2.0

WebinarSo use the chance to get informed and register now. In case you have no time to join us, register nevertheless and receive the recording of the webinar via e-mail:
Register here

PTV xServer 1.22 – out NOW!

Our new PTV xServer 1.22 release is available NOW!

Highlights of the new 1.22 Version:

featurelayerPTV xServer: With the upcoming Europe City Map 2016.2 we will introduce a new Feature Layer Truck Waiting times. This first version will include the waiting times at toll booths. As soon as the Feature layer is available you can use it for predictive routing and display the waiting times in the map.

Toll ScenarioPTV xRoute Server: With the new xRoute 1.22, the Belgium Toll valid from 01.04.2016 can be calculated respecting the three different toll regions. The NGA emission factors for Australia are updated to the 2015 version. There is a new way for exception path input using an intersecting line.

PTV xMapMatch Server: Improved global matching by when driving PTV xMapmatch Serverwith low speed, comming from off-road or when the GPS tracks ends.


At thiWebinarss point we would like to inform you of our Webinar taking place March, 3th 2016 where we will demonstrate the new features of PTV xServer 1.22.

Map Update on LDS Server for PTV Content Update Service

featurelayerThe release of the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T on the LDS will replace the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T for creating the Incident Feature Layer. This map update will be performed on  Monday, 8th of February 2016 not on the 5th like announced before. Then the LDSupdater will supply the Feature Layer into the products automatically but with the update there is something to take care of:

The new Feature Layer that are created by the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1T will get a new Layer ID. The old Feature Layer, created by the PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T, will be discontinued.

PTV Content Update Service earlier than will still copy this old Feature Layer. To avoid the copying and to delete the old Feature Layer, the PTV Content Updates Service database and the dynamic folder (standard name: contentFolder) has to be deleted. This will be done automatically at every restart with the new PTV Content Update Service or higher. For all the older Content Update Service versions, this has to be done manually.

The new PTV Content Update Service can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required).                                                                                     For any further information or support please contact the Support Team.

The symbiosis of PTV xTerritory and PTV xTour Server

Assuming you have a compact trading area and you like to plan day trips for your vehicles you can benefit of the symbiosis of PTV xTerritory and PTV xTour Server. Use PTV xTerritory Server to plan territories based on customer addresses and optimize the trips with PTV xTour Server.

xTerritoryIn our sample there is one depot located in Karlsruhe and the orders located  in a compact trading area around. At the depot there are 5 vehicles available for one day.

First use PTV xTerritory Server to plan 5 territories, one territory for each vehicle. Input data is the amount of territories to plan and  the locations of all customers or orders for one day.

To keep the sample simple, all locations have an activity value of 1 and the position of the depot is not taken into account. PTV xTerritory Server plans contiguous territories which are balanced on the amount of locations and their activities.

id total activity relative activity number of locations
territory-0 16 88,90% 16
territory-1 18 100,00% 18
territory-2 20 111,10% 20
territory-3 16 88,90% 16
territory-4 20 111,10% 20

xTourSecond step is the trip planning to get a day trip for each of the 5 vehicles with PTV xTour Server.

We use PTV xTour Server to optimize the sequence of customer or order locations.  Input data is the vehicles and the customer or order locations assigned to the particular territory of the vehicle. As a result we get the optimized day trip and an impression of the tour duration for these trips.

To keep the sample simple the tours are planned as open trips without taking the depot into account. Optimization goal for trip planning is the optimal sequence.

id distance tour period max. period relation  (4 hours) transport point count
territory-0 89,64 km 02:03:36 51,50% 16
territory-1 137,26 km 03:02:43 76,13% 18
territory-2 141,03 km 03:09:11 78,83% 20
territory-3 120,05 km 02:40:03 66,69% 16
territory-4 104,78 km 02:25:43 60,72% 20

This simple use case shows how easily compact and perfectly sequenced day trips can be planned. If you need more information visit the use case section of PTV xTerritory or PTV xTour in the PTV xServer Manual.

If you like to have the xml-requests for this sample just comment on this post with your email address. We will sent you the requests as soon as possible.