PTV xServer internet – Update on PTV World City Map cluster Here with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to do maintenance on the PTV World City Map [Here] production clusters with API Version 2.

The test system xserver2-eu-test was already updated today.
We will have a longer test phase this time because of a new feature that needs to be tested extensively.
After the successful test phase, we deliver the PTV xServer 2.27 version to the production systems.

The production clusters will be updated according to the following schedule.

    • January 17th, 2023 : Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • January 18th, 2023: Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • January 19th, 2023: Update on xserver2-au production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27 and scale down
    • December 6th, 2022 : Update on xserver2-eu2 production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • December 8th, 2022 : Update on xserver2-us2 production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27

Please test your application on the already updated test system and report any problem immediately to our support.xServer support.de@xserver.ptvgroup.com.

 

PTV xServer 2.27 released

The new PTV xServer API version 2.27 is available! Besides a lot of features set from experimental to stable, these are the new highlights:

  • xDima
    • Support to import own content in a new distance matrix
  • xRoute:
    • Support to change vehicle parameters at each waypoint for more accurate results (e.g. considering the impact of loading and unloading during the route)
    • Identification of start and end of traffic incidents like traffic jams in the route event list
  • xTour
    • New optimization mode “Premium” to get higher quality solutions (experimental, special license required)
    • Support to minimize the monetary costs specified for each vehicle (experimental, special license required)

If you are interested in the full list of features and improvements, you can check the corresponding release notes here.

Please note that the PTV Content Update Service 2.27 is also available including the update of several third-party components. Moreover, the handling of combined transports will change in the HERE maps from 2023.2H on. The PTV xServer 2.27.0 is already prepared for this. To get proper combined transport results, you should use this or a newer PTV xServer version for the upcoming HERE maps.

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the PTV xServer Customer Area: https://www.ptvgroup.com/en/solutions/products/ptv-xserver/customer-area/ (login and license required)

For cloud solutions we provide a test and production system based on this release. The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated following this schedule:

  • 17.01.23: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 18.01.23: Productive system hosted in US
  • 19.01.23: Productive system hosted in Australia

Check the Cluster Overview page to get more information about existing PTV xServer internet deployments.

Detailed Toll Update for Hungary

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

  • PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2023.1H

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

Content: New toll sections based on regulation 61/2021 [XII. 22.], effective from October 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 Hungary

Hungary

This scenario contains new toll sections  based on regulation 61/2021 [XII. 22.], effective from October 2022. The provision applies to all trucks in excess of 3.5 tons, on motorways and other major transport routes. This scenario replaces the previous scenario ‘Hungary January 2022’.

 

 

 

Concerned maps

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.2T: Toll Update version 2022_2T_6 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2023.1H: Toll Update version 2023_1H_4 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2023.1T (from Release of the map): Toll Update version 2023_1T_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.

Detailed Toll Update for Czech Republic

We activated the updated detailed toll layers for Czech Republic, referenced to

  • PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2023.1H

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

Content: New tariffs, valid from 1st of November 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 Czech Republic

Czech Republic

This scenario contains new tariffs  valid from 1st of November 2022 and replaces the previous ‘Czech Republic 2022′ scenario.

 

 

 

Concerned maps

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2022.2T: Toll Update version 2022_2T_5 – This toll update was activated for PTV xServer and PTV xServer internet.

PTV Europe City Map Premium 2023.1H: Toll Update version 2023_1H_3 – 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.