PTV xServer internet updates – SSL certificate and map updates

We plan to perform maintenance that does not require any downtime.
The renewal of the SSL certificate may require your action, if you don´t have the master certificate included in your certificate storage.
Please see our
PTV Developer Blog post for more information about SSL certificate updates.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of the maintenance on the respective map cluster:

PTV xServer certificate update on map clusters with API Version 1:

Test- / Integration update

  • The PTV World City Map test system (TomTom) with API Version 1 will be updated on July, 13th 2020.
    Together with the certificate update we will perform the map and PTV xServer update to:
    • PTV World City Map 2020.2T
    • PTV xServer Version 1.30
  • The PTV Europe City Map test system (TomTom) with API Version 1 will be updated on July, 27th 2020.
    Together with the certificate update we will perform the map and PTV xServer update to:
    • PTV Europe City Map 2020.2T
    • PTV xServer Version 1.30
  • Please test you application on the test systems and report any problem immediately.

Production update

  • The following test and production clusters with API Version 1 will be updated on July, 27th 2020:
    • PTV World City Map production system (TomTom)
      Together with the certificate update we will perform the map and PTV xServer update to:
      • PTV World City Map 2020.2T
      • PTV xServer Version 1.30
    • PTV Australia City Map test and production system (Here)
    • PTV North- and South America City Map test and production system (Here)
    • PTV China City Map test and production system (eMapGo)
    • PTV Europe City Map test and production system (Here)
    • PTV Europe City Map test system (TomTom)
      Together with the certificate update we will perform the map and PTV xServer update to:
      • PTV Europe City Map 2020.2T
      • PTV xServer Version 1.30
  • The update of the PTV Europe City Map production system (TomTom) is planned for August, 10th 2020.
    Together with the certificate update we will perform the map and PTV xServer update to:
    • PTV Europe City Map 2020.2T
    • PTV xServer Version 1.30 

PTV xServer certificate update on map clusters with API Version 2:

Test- / Integration update

Production update

  • The following test and production clusters with API Version 1 will be updated on August, 3rd 2020:
    • PTV World City Map production system (Here) data center EU and US / US2
    • PTV China City Map test and production system (eMapGo)
    • PTV World City Map production system (Here) in our hosting center in Karlsruhe

Please test you application on the test systems and report any problem immediately to our PTV xServer support team.

 

Toll Update (2020_07) Belgium

Belgium

This scenario includes the toll charges from July 2020, for trucks from a maximum authorised mass over 3.5 t in the three Belgian
regions: Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. Motorways, other main roads and the local road network in Brussels are subject to tolls.
Toll charges are calculated based on kilometre factors and depend on road type and further depend on the emission class and total
weight of the vehicle. This scenario replaces the previous ‘Belgium January 2020’ scenario.

 

PTV xServer internet was updated on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020.

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2H – toll update version 2019_2H_25
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2019.2T – toll update version 2019_2T_16
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1H – toll update version 2020_1H_17
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.1T – toll update version 2020_1T_11
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2020.2H – toll update version 2020_2H_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.

 

Detailed Toll for Spain, Czech Republic, Poland and Portugal available

We activated the detailed toll layers for Spain, Czech Republic, Poland and Portugal referenced to PTV Europe / World Map Premium 2020.2H today, on May 27, 2020 on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS). Now, it is possible to download 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 Spain, Czech Republic, Poland and Portugal is released for PTV xServer from version 2.18.  
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.

PTV xServer 2.18 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.18.1 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 2.18.1:

  • General:
    • Setting several API elements from experimental to stable
  • xDima:
    • Selecting a specific high-performance routing network
    • Automatic bounding box for rectangular restrictions to improve the performance
  • xRoute:
    • Support for additional toll section information
    • Automatic bounding box for rectangular restrictions to improve the performance
  • xTour:
    • Support for EU working time directive concerning tours in execution (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 2.18.1 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

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

Detailed Toll for Switzerland, Great Britain, Italia, Norway and Sweden available

We activated the detailed toll layers for Switzerland, Great Britain, Italia, Norway and Sweden referenced to PTV Europe / World Map Premium 2020.2H today, on May 05, 2020 on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS). Now, it is possible to download 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 Switzerland, Great Britain, Italia, Norway and Sweden is released for PTV xServer from version 2.17. 
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.

Real-time transit times at borders – now for PTV xServer on-premise

We now offer you the possibility to use real-time data of the start-up Sixfold GmbH on your own PTV xServer on premise.
This gives you an overview of all relevant border crossing times for trucks in real time and allows you to use them for visualization and routing in our PTV xServer. This function helps dispatchers understand the extended transit times for border crossings and even automatically avoid crowded border crossings.

How to use the Feature Layer containing the Sixfold data about transit times at borders?

The Border Transit Times are included in the PTV Traffic Incidents Feature Layer available for the PTV World City Map 2020.2H and PTV Europe City Map 2020.2H. The Border Transit Times are usable with PTV xServer API Version 2.

Configuration for on-premise solutions:
The request configuration for API Version 2 is the same as for cloud solutions. For more details see the previous post.
In order to use the Feature Layer PTV_TrafficIncidents you need to activate the download via Content Update service (CUS).
The information about transit times and closed borders are included in the PTVSixfold feed. If you configure provider name “tomtom, ptvsixfold” you get both the incidents feed from TomTom and the PTVSixfold incidents containing the border transit times and closing information.

PTV xServer API Version 2 configuration (xserver.conf) with CUS 2.x:

contentupdates {	 	 
  ...	 	 
  content {	 	 
          featureLayer {	 	 
                       enabled = true	 	 
                       themes = [ "PTV_TrafficIncidents" ]	 	 
                       providerNames = [ "tomtom","ptvsixfold"]	 	 
                       countries = [ ]	 	 
                       }	 	 
           }	 	 
}

How to get rid of the data?
For on-premise solutions you have to stop Content Update Service form downloading the PTV_TrafficIncidents and delete the layer manually form your hard drive.
For cloud solutions you just have to stop using PTV_TrafficIncidents in your request.

Important information about quality and availability
This started as an impromptu project at Sixfold because they “want to do good”. Sixfold have refrained for now to put a license on the data, because they want to focus their efforts on helping and not commercializing this.
Therefore the use of the data in our PTV Traffic Incidents is for free. Sixfold and we at PTV did develop this at a pretty rapid pace, therefore please do not expect 100% uptime, reliability, stability etc.
However, the border transit time information and the border blocking information has not a 100% coverage, we decided to integrate the Sixfold data because it best reflects the current situation.

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