New PTV xServer Release available!

We proudly present our new PTV xServer release. This release is focused North America Geocoding and Rendering, but there are more features for world wide use.

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

Here are some feature highlights of API version 2.7:

  • Framework
    • For detailed monitoring it is now possible to send requests to dedicated backend instances.
  • xLocate
    • The geocoding search produces results even if some words were falsely concatenated in the input (e.g. ‘Ruedestrasbourg’ instead of ‘Rue de Strasbourg’).
    • The total score and the address scores (formerly modelled as field scores) are no longer experimental.
  • xMap
    • Country-specific styles for Feature Layer may be configured (e.g. to show country-specific icons for truck attributes in North America).
    • Street names are now drawn along the road considering the street curve.
  • xTour
    • Added a new attribute ‘drivers’ to the fleet. A driver is assigned to a vehicle and may be given exactly one operating interval.
    • In a multi-day planning scenario it is now possible to only plan daily rests if it is necessary, i.e. there may be multiple trips per day without daily rest between them.
    • New possibility in the ‘changeTours’ method to change fixations of an existing tour plan stored on server side.
    • It is now possible to fix a trip to a vehicle in the input plan to make sure such trips are not changed at all.

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 API version 2.7 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release:

Some notes:

  • The PTV xServer API version 2.x 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 available for PTV Europe City Map and with this release also for the PTV North America City Map from HERE).
  • PTV xServer internet (test and productive system) provides PTV Europe City Map 2017.2 (HERE). The update to PTV Europe City Map 2018.1 (HERE) is scheduled for the near future. The productive system already provides the API version 2.7.

PTV xServer 1.24.0.4 now available

PTV xServer 1.24.0.4 service release is available now!

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It contains several Bugfixes and Improvements, the Highlights of the 1.24.0.4 Version are:

General:

  • Improvement: The layer size for road editor data is automatically determined.
  • Bugfix: The distance matrix is properly deleted, even if there is competing access from multiple module instances.
  • Bugfix: Using a rolling logging strategy, the compressed files are also created in case of renaming conflicts.

PTV xMapmatch Server:

  • Improvement: Performance improvement and same results with complete maps compared to partial maps by implementing an optimized map access.
  • Bugfix: In special cases matches in the border area of countries are now considered.

PTV xLocate Server:

  • Bugfix: Fixed crash in case of using an empty array of addresses in the method findAddresses.

PTV xRoute Server:

  • Bugfix: Inconsistent dynamic feature layers do not produce system failures on a running PTV xServer.
  • The ISO code of France is considered correctly when routing with EXCLUDE_COUNTRIES or ROUTING_COUNTRIES on PTV Europe City Maps 2017.2 or newer.
  • Removed inconsequential entries of segment malus values for delivery vehicles from standard routing profiles.

PTV xMap Server:

  • Bugfix: A module restart could cause a temporary delay of pending feature layer updates from the PTV Content Update Service for all modules. Now pending update messages are handled correctly on any module restart.

PTV xTour Server:

  • Bugfix: Fixed crash in case of break intervals with a zero second break.
  • Bugfix: Fixed crash in case of vehicle operating intervals with a one second length in special cases.
  • Bugfix: Changed the method findToursForUnscheduledOrder to get the maximal number of proposals by considering both input plan and unscheduled vehicles.

See the 1.24.0.4 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.24.0.4 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

PTV xServer 1.24.0.3 now available

PTV xServer 1.24.0.3 service release is available now!

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It contains several Bugfixes and Improvements, the Highlights of the 1.24.0.3 Version are:

General:

  • Bugfix: Moved the alive port configuration from xserver.properties to <service>.properties to avoid conflicts in PTV xServer bundle.
  • Improvement: The default configuration supports road editor layers up to 60 MB.

PTV xLocate Server:

  • Improvement: Alternative postal abbreviations for states in Australia are supported (e.g. TAS in addition to TA for Tasmania).

PTV xRoute Server:

  • Improvement: The currency enumeration is marked as deprecated as a lot of currencies are outdated. Please use the attribute currencyISOCode instead.
  • Bugfix: A module restart could cause a temporary delay of pending feature layer updates from the PTV Content Update Service for all modules. Now pending update messages are handled correctly on any module restart.

PTV xMap Server:

  • Bugfix: A module restart could cause a temporary delay of pending feature layer updates from the PTV Content Update Service for all modules. Now pending update messages are handled correctly on any module restart.

PTV xTour Server:

  • Improvement: Added the new planning parameter avoidEarlyRecreations to avoid break and rest at the beginning of the tour.
  • Bugfix: The length of truck and trailer operating intervals must take at least one second.
  • Bugfix: The assignment from orders to depots at the beginning of the planning considers the correct vehicles for the feasibility check.
  • Bugfix: The selection of the internal algorithm with the attribute basicConstructionMethod now also works for the overnight planning.
  • Bugfix: Changed the method findToursForUnscheduledOrder to get a proposal if the there is no input plan available.

See the 1.24.0.3 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.24.0.3 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

PTV xServer 1.24 now available

Our new PTV xServer 1.24 release is available NOW!

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Besides several Bugfixes, Improvements and some Features, the Highlights of the 1.24 Version are:

PTV xRoute Server: With the new xRoute 1.24, the time zone of the start and destination point of a route is determined automatically if no time zone is set.

PTV xMap Server: Several displaying improvements and some new icons.

PTV xTour Server: As an additional vehicle restriction you can set the maximum distance per tour. With this you can plan tours for example with electric powered vehicles with a maximum reach.

See the 1.24 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.24 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

 

PTV xServer 2.1 now available

we proudly present our PTV xServer 2.1.0 release with seven services in total. In addition to the well-known geographic services xMap, xLocate and xRoute with significant further progress, we offer the brand-new logistics services xDima, xCluster, xTour and xLoad.

For on-premise solutions you have two possibilities to pick up our “Christmas present” at:

For cloud solutions we provide a test system based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer 2.1 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 as it is not included in the map (for running xLocate). On the other hand this data is installed for cloud solutions.
  • the test system on xServer internet has PTV Europe City Map 2017.1 (HERE) installed and at the moment we still host the geographic services only. All seven services and a productive system will follow.

For details about the services you find the corresponding release notes here:
https://xserver2-europe-eu-test.cloud.ptvgroup.com/dashboard/Default.htm#ReleaseHistory/Release%20History.htm

Last but not least we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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.