Our new PTV xServer 1.22 release is available NOW!
Highlights of the new 1.22 Version:
PTV 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.
PTV 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 with low speed, comming from off-road or when the GPS tracks ends.
At this 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.
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?
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
With 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.
More 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.
When 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 xroute.properties.
Through 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
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 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.
Any period of this duration
Should not exceed this working period
But contain at least this many
Rests of this duration
168 h (7 d)
336 h (14 d)
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.