Release of Route Optimization API V1.5.1

A new version of the PTV Developer Route Optimization API is now available!

You can check the new features in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Route Optimization API V1.5.1

  • Improvement: Streamlined database interaction.
  • Feature: Ready for US deployment for American customers.
  • Bugfix: When working hours presets differ between any two drivers, a proper exception message is returned.
  • Bugfix: When multiple drivers availabilities or multiple locations opening intervals have a total span of more than 14 days, a proper exception message is returned.

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Release of Sequence Optimization API V1.3.2

A new version of the PTV Developer Sequence Optimization API is now available!

You can check the new features in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Sequence Optimization API V1.3.2

  • Improvement: Streamlined database interaction.
  • Feature: Ready for US deployment for American customers.

You can test PTV Developer for free by registering a MyPTV account and activating the product on the website.
By doing this you will gain 100k transaction per month for free to directly start testing.

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Route violated! But where?

When there is no valid route for your vehicle between two waypoints possible at all, the route is nevertheless calculated and marked as violated. This is typically the case for prohibited areas around waypoints, which have to be entered or exited anyway. Other “obstacles” like weight restrictions on the way are usually bypassed and not part of the calculated route.

Up to now, you can request violation events in such routes containing the position, time and the vehicle property in question. In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.12.0 we also provide the polylines of the violated route parts by using the new parameter ‘VIOLATION_EVENTS_POLYLINE’.

With this polyline it is easy to display the violated route parts on a map. Illustrated above, the first part of the route is marked in red as this is prohibited for the current vehicle because of the surrounding forest. Of course, there is a new code sample for this feature and you are welcome to play around with it! 

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Detailed Toll Update for Norway

We activated the updated detailed toll layers for Norway, referenced to

                   PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2022.2H

on our Layer Delivery Server (LDS). Now, it is possible to download the detailed toll layers via Content Update Service (CUS).

Content: New tariffs and new toll road(s), valid from 1st of September 2022.

 

Using detailed toll on PTV Developer, xServer internet and xServer from version 2.22:

The default toll calculation changed to useDetailedToll = true in the xserver.conf. That means that you get the detailed toll automatically, when requesting toll in the route calculation.

 

Information for xServer from version 2.18 to 2.21:

Step 1: Activate the detailed toll download via content update service in you xserver.conf.

core {
     contentupdates {
              content {
                  detailedToll {
                      enabled = true
                      providerNames = [ "here" ]
                      countries = [ ]
                  }
          }
      }
 }

Step 2: Enable the detailed toll calculation in the xserver.conf or in your request.

xroute {
     tollOptions {
     useDetailedToll = true
     }
 }

The detailed toll is released for PTV xServer from version 2.18.  
Please be aware that from version 2.22 the parameter useDetailedToll is activated automatically. If you like to use the basic toll you need to set it to false.

Basic Toll Update Norway

Norway

This scenario includes new tariffs and new toll road(s), valid from 1st of September 2022 and replaces the previous ‘Norway January 2021’ scenario.

 

 

 

 

 

Concerned maps

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.1T: Toll Update version 2022_1T_18 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.2H: Toll Update version 2022_2H_14 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.2T: Toll Update version 2022_2T_1 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

 

Please note: This and all following toll updates will be only available via automatic update with the PTV Content Update Service.

We recommend to use PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x.
Also your current PTV xServer API Version 1 can work with PTV Content Update Server Version 2.x – using  PTV CUS xServer 1 Adapter.
For PTV Mapserver please use the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the support team.

How to recalulate a driven route and calculate the toll costs?

Do you have a use case, where you need to calculate the toll costs or emmissions for a driven route?

You can calculate toll or emissions for a driven route if you combine the PTV Developer Map Matching API and PTV Developer Routing API

We now offer you a new Technical concept which describes in detail how to establish that! You also can check out our tutorial regardig toll routing.

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