Special Driving Times during Corona Crisis

In the current crisis dealing with the corona virus it is vital to especially keep up the supply chain of grocery stores and pharmacies. Several European countries relaxed the driving time regulations for lorry drivers to meet these major logistic challenges. The countries justified the changes by the need to ensure the supply of groceries, medical and health care products.

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Great Britain/Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Sweden

These countries decided on similar relaxations of working and driving hours for lorry drivers transporting groceries, medical and health care products. 

Daily working time of eleven hours

The certain lorry drivers are allowed to work up to eleven hours per day. The standard is nine hours per day. The weekly working time is increased from 56 hours to 60 hours, the maximum working time in two weeks is increased from 90 hours to 96 hours. The weekly rest must now be taken after the seventh day – it was the sixth day before. 

Working for five hours thirty at a stretch

In addition to the changes above, lorry drivers are allowed to work 5 hours 30 before they have to take a 45 minute break. The standard working time is 4 hours 30.

Details per Country

Each of those countries have specified a time frame the exceptional rules are valid in. It will expire April 16th at the latest and have to be extended actively per country if the situation still demands it. 

Austria: From March 14th (retroactively) until April 16th. 

Great Britain, Poland: From March 18th (retroactively) until April 16th.

Netherlands: From March 14th (retroactively) until April 6th.

xServer1 parametrization

The changed driving periods can be parametrized in xServer1, so if you need to, you can plan with the alternate values as shown below.

BreakRule

The periods for breaks that are required after a certain period of driving. After a driving period a driver shall take an uninterrupted break. This break can be replaced by two separate uninterrupted breaks. The rule assumes, that the period of the single breaks equals the sum of both split breaks.
Attribute Name Type Description
drivingPeriod int

Uninterrupted period of time a driver is allowed to drive without a break.

Remark: According to EU regulation : 4h 30min (16200s)
Relaxed Value : 5h 30min (19800s)

breakPeriod1 int

Minimum period of time required for the first break.

Remark: According to EU regulation : 15min (900s)

breakPeriod2 int

Minimum period of time required for the second break.

Remark: According to EU regulation : 30min (1800s)

DailyRestRule

The periods and frequencies needed to obey the daily rest rules of the European Union.
Attribute Name Type Description
regularRestPeriod int

Regular daily rest period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 11h (39600s)
firstSplitRestPeriod int

First period of a split regular daily rest period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 3h (10800s)
secondSplitRestPeriod int

Second period of a split regular daily rest period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 9h (32400s)
reducedRestPeriod int

Reduced daily rest period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 9h (32400s)
numberOfReducedRestPeriods int

Number of allowed reduced rest periods between any two weekly rest periods.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 3
regularDrivingPeriod int

Regular daily driving period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 9h (32400s)
Relaxed Value : 11h (39600s)
extendedDrivingPeriod int

Extended daily driving period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 10h (36000s)
numberOfExtendedDrivingPeriods int

Maximum number of extended driving periods per week. The maximum allowed value is 2, larger values are not accepted.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 2
maximumPeriodBetweenEndOfDailyRests int

Within each of this period after the end of the previous daily rest period a driver shall have taken a new daily rest period.

Remarks: According to EU regulation : 24h (86400s)

 

xServer2 parametrisation

To keep the API slim, in xServer2 environments the break and rest rules as well as the driving time regulations are available as a pre-defined rule set. Unfortunately, you are not able to change those values at the current state of development.

Detailed information: 
https://www.verkehrsrundschau.de/nachrichten/polen-lockert-lenk-und-ruhezeiten-von-lkw-fahrern-2583522.html/1605203
https://www.verkehrsrundschau.de/nachrichten/oesterreich-macht-ausnahme-bei-lkw-lenkzeiten-2582394.html/1605203
https://www.verkehrsrundschau.de/nachrichten/article-2584381.html

Toll Update (2020_03) France

France

This scenario contains the current toll charges, i.e. mainly the motorway network on the basis of the last available tariffs from ASFA dated Feb. 2020.

PTV xServer internet will be updated on Wednesday, March 25th 2020.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_21
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2T – toll update version 2019_2T_11
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1H – toll update version 2020_1H_13
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1T – toll update version 2020_1T_7
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.2H – toll update version 2020_2H_2

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the support team.

 

Detailed Toll for Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Norway and Belgium available

We activated the detailed toll layers for Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Norway and Belgium referenced to PTV Europe / World Map Premium 2020.2H today, on March 16, 2020 on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS). You now have the possibility to download the detailed toll layers via Content Update Service (CUS).

Please remember: to use the detailed toll on premise you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Activate the detailed toll download via content update service in you xserver.conf.

core {
     contentupdates {
              content {
                  detailedToll {
                      enabled = true
                      providerNames = [ "here" ]
                      countries = [ ]
                  }
          }
      }
 }

Step 2: Enable the detailed toll calculation in the xserver.conf or in your request.

xroute {
     tollOptions {
     useDetailedToll = true
     }
 }

The detailed toll in Germany, France, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands is released for PTV xServer from version 2.16. 
Please be aware that in version 2.15 the parameter useDetailedToll is activated automatically. If you like to use the basic toll you need to set it to false.

Toll Update (2020_02) Czech Republic

 Czech Republic

This scenario contains the current toll charges in Czech Republic on the basis of the last available tariffs, valid from January 2020. Type of calculation: exact. Accuracy: 90%. New toll roads (868 km).

PTV xServer internet was updated on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_20
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2T – toll update version 2019_2T_11
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1H – toll update version 2020_1H_12
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1T – toll update version 2020_1T_6

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the support team.

 

Toll Update (2020_01) Austria

Austria
New toll rates valid from 1st January, 2020. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Austria January 2020’. Type of calculation: Exact.

Furthermore, this update includes a bugfix of toll update 2019_17, which includes the section differentiation of toll prices per road type.

PTV xServer internet will be updated on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.1T – toll update version 2019_1T_17
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_19
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2T – toll update version 2019_2T_10
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1H – toll update version 2020_1H_11
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1T – toll update version 2020_1T_5

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the support team.

 

 

PTV xServer 2.16 available

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.16 is available for download. For the full list of features and improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.16:

  • General:
    • A first draft of OpenAPI documents describing all JSON and REST operations is available
    • The Bill Of Materials (BOM) for third-party licenses can be downloaded form the PTV xServer
  • xMap:
    • Support for client-side rendering of Feature Layer icons (experimental)
  • xRoute:
    • Support for monetary cost routing including toll costs (experimental)
    • Detailed Toll and EU/US driving time regulations are no longer experimental
  • xTour:
    • Support for new types to specify the vehicle position for a tour in execution (experimental)
    • EU Driving time regulation and working time directive are no longer experimental

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone. http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/de/nc/developer-zone/customer-area/ (login and license required)

For cloud solutions we provide a test and production system based on this release. The PTV World City Map test cluster contains the PTV xServer API version 2.16 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.
The PTV World City Map production cluster on PTV xServer internet was updated with version 2.16 resently.

Check the Cluster Overview page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.