Discover the new features of PTV xServer 1.20.1 in our next webinar!

You are very welcome to participate in our next webinar where you could be one of the first who experience live the new features of our PTV xServer 1.20.1 release.

– Why should I join?1.20.1

PTV xTerritory Server:

  • You will experience how incompatibilities can be included in the territory planning when it is not recommendable to assign certain locations to specific territories
  • You will get to know the new function that provides a quick way to estimate the route travel times within a territory
  • You will learn about the new activity limits for territory planning

PTV xMap Server:

  • You will discover the new possibility of displaying Truck Attributes and Traffic Incidents

PTV xRoute Server:

  • You will see the expansion of the emission calculation which is now also available for the UK and Australia

For more detailed information, you can click here.

– When does it take place?

Tuesday, 15th of September 2015 at 2.00 PM CET

– How can I participate?

The only thing you have to do is register now under the following link. In case you have no time to join us, register nevertheless and receive the recording of the webinar via E-Mail.

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We are looking forward to welcome you and if there are any questions you will be able to ask during the webinar in our chat.

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.