New PTV xServer Release available!

Toll Report in Florida using Feature Layer toll

We proudly present our new PTV xServer release. For details about the services you  find the corresponding release notes here.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.9:

  • xLocate
    • Geocoding Data for North America (including Mexico and Canada) is now available
    • City results are now listed by population
  • xMap
    • Introduced rendering of toll roads
      Note that this feature requires new toll data in Feature Layer format which is currently only available for the US
  • xRoute
    • New way of toll calculation using Feature Layer toll data
    • Introduced multiple payment methods at toll locations (including electronic toll collection)
    • Determine when a vehicle enters or exists a toll road by using the new toll events
  • xTour
    • Support for EU drivers’ working hours in case of multi-day tours with daily rests anytime and anywhere necessary.
    • Added method ‘findChangeToursProposals’ to get proposals for modifying an existing tour plan stored on server side
    • The method ‘planTours’ can be stopped during computation getting an intermediate but valid response that usually differs from the final response.
    • Additional order relocation and swap moves are executed to improve the tour planning results

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Developer Zone.

For cloud solutions we provide systems based on this release. It contains the PTV xServer API version 2.9 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

  • Check the General Information page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments

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 1.26 now available

Our new PTV xServer 1.26 release is available NOW!

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Besides several Bugfixes, Improvements and some Features, the Highlights of the 1.26 Version are:

Framework Improvements:

  • Added new attribute ‘dataCompatibilityVersion’ to the stored profiles in order to check consistency and validity with new PTV map data version. Please ensure that your profiles and map data have the same version as otherwise the PTV xCluster won’t start (see ‘Technical Concepts – About Profiles – Profile & Map Versions’). This is check is needed because we will do some quality improvements in the coming months, which will need adaptation of the vehicle profiles.
  • Improvement: For detailed monitoring it is now possible to send requests to dedicated backend instances.

PTV xTour Server

  • The consideration of product incompatibilities can be switched off for specific vehicles by using the new attribute ‘ignoreProductIncompatibilities’.

See the 1.26 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.26 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 1.24.0.4 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 1.24.0.2 now available

PTV xServer 1.24.0.2 service release is available now!

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It contains several Bugfixes and Improvements, the Highlights of the 1.24.0.2 Version are:

PTV xRoute Server: :

  • Performance improvement of route calculation by using a better caching of feature layers.
  • Performance improvement of route calculation, when feature layers are installed but not enabled.
  • Fixed the calculation of the route distance, when using fuzzy waypoints with a radius that is smaller than the length of the linked segment.
  • Fixed that in case of using the parameter IS_LOCAL_TIME_AT_LOCATION, the time zone for time-dependent toll calculation was not set correctly.

PTV xMap Server:

  • Performance improvement of map rendering, when feature layers are installed but not enabled.

PTV xTour Server:

  • The move SwapAB in the improvement step is now deactivated as the expected low impact on the results does not justify the significant longer runtime.

See the 1.24.0.2 Release Notes for more details.

The PTV xServer 1.24.0.2 can be downloaded from the customer area Downloadof the PTV Developer Zone. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.