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.

Truck Traffic Patterns in new TomTom Map

featurelayerThe new Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns is now also available in the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1.T that was released recently.

A more detailed descripton about this Feature Layer and what you have to do to use it, you can find on our blog post How to use Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns. If you have any further questions about the Truck Traffic Patterns don’t hesitate to contact the Support Team

How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns

The new Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns was released recently with the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H. Everything you have to know to get started is explained here:

What is it?TruckTrafficPatterns

The Truck Traffic Patterns are derived from (car) Traffic Patterns, influenced by many other data like height data, truck speed limits or passing restrictions. Route calculation for trucks considering typical traffic situation at a certain week day and a certain time of day can be done with this Feature Layer. To visualize this traffic situation the according route segments are colored. But because of the reason that the focus of truck routes is on major roads the coloring of segments is not realized for lower street levels. Moreover it is important to use either the TruckTrafficPatterns or the (car)TrafficPatterns at the same time!

Furthermore you have to know that TruckTrafficPatterns and TruckSpeedPatterns are the same Feature Layer and that they are used synonymously. TruckSpeedPatterns is used for the theme name and all including files. In every other case the name TruckTrafficPatterns is used.

What do I need to use it?

  • It is important to know that you have to adapt the vehicle profiles truckfast.xml, truckslow.xml, default.xml and trafficinfoloader.xml to use this Feature Layer. In the Dynamic Routing section you have to deactivate/delete the SpeedMapping because this would falsify the routing times. Furthermore there is a new Feature Layer Theme available, called PTV_TruckSpeedPatterns
  • License: Each Feature Layer theme must be licensed separately and for each PTV xServer

Where can I get it?

featurelayerThe Feature Layer can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required). Soon, there will be the documentation How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns in the online manual of the PTV xServer. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

New Feature Layer will be available!

featurelayerWith the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016.1H we are planning to release the new Feature Layer Truck Traffic Patterns!

The Truck Traffic Patterns are derived from (car) Traffic Patterns, influenced by many other data like height data, truck speed limits or passing restrictions. Then, considering of traffic situations in the route calculation will be also available for trucks.

TruckTrafficPatterns_MuenchenMore detailed information about this Feature Layer, e.g. when it is available and how to use it, you will get in this blog and in the manual on time.

Info TMC Traffic Patterns

PTVxRouteServerWhen Traffic Patterns based on TMC will be used in any version of the PTV xRoute Server with the new PTV Europe City Map Premium 2016 1H the value of the memory has to be increased from 50 million to now 60 million. This can be done by adapting the dynamicParameter.normLayerSize in the

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

Driver Regulations for Australia

Lenk-und-RuhezeitenThrough the PTV xServer 1.20.1 Release, driving and rest times according to the Australian law are now available in PTV xRoute Server. Trips can now be planned with these time restrictions, providing the most realistic estimated time of arrival

Australian law

The laws apply to trucks with a weight of over 12 tonnes and to buses with more than 12 seats, including the driver. There are three options for maximum work time and minimum rest time to choose:

  • Standard Hours: Basic work and rest time limits
  • Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) : More flexible work hours linked to accreditation
  • Advanced Fatigue Management: Individual work hours linked to accreditation

But only Standard Hours and BFM are practically used. And because of the fact that these both options only differentiate after one week and our TimeCalculator for Australia counts weekly, there is no difference in the implementation and therefore only Standard Hours are used in the PTV xRoute Server. But in general that doesn’t cause any influence.

Standard Hours


Standard Hours set out maximum work and minimum rest time. The whole driving time and any other task related to the operation of a heavy vehicle belong to work time. Everything else is counted as rest time. The time is always counted as 15 minutes intervals.

Time restrictions:

Any period of this duration Should not exceed this working period But contain at least this many Rests of this duration
5,5 h 5,25 h 1 0,25 h
8 h 7,5 h 2 0,25 h
11 h 10 h 4 0,25 h
24 h 12 h 1 7 h
168 h (7 d) 72 h 1 24 h
336 h (14 d) 144 h 4x „night rest breaks“, with 2x on following days

Differences to Europe

There are already Driver Regulations for Europe in the PTV xTour Server available and the implementation for Australia is based on the implementation for Europe. There are only differences because of the different laws according to the Driver Regulations. Without going into details, there are for example different regulations according to the maximum of daily and weekly working periods and the frequency of breaks they have to take.

Driver Regulations can be set with the method calculateAdvancedTour in regulations of the TourOptions and If you want to test the driver regulations I recommend you our Code Sample Browser.