PTV xServer 1.34 released

The new PTV xServer API version 1.34 is available. As always, we recommend to use the new version as soon as possible. And these are the main topics:

  • Updated several third-party components to recent versions
  • Harmonized the speed values of the reference profile ‘truck11-99t_01-00’
  • Fixed some bugs, mainly concerning the distance matrix calculation

Please note that we also updated our logging framework. In case of individual changes in the logging configuration files, you have to adapt them (see “Migration Guide Logging”).

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

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)

PTV xServer 2.25 released

The new PTV xServer API version 2.25 is available and these are the highlights:

  • xRoute
    • Support for the HBEFA 4.1 emission calculation
    • New operation to get the effective routing profile
  • xTour
    • Support for order priorities if not all orders can be served
    • Support for mixed loading prohibition to prevent certain orders planned on the same trip
    • More flexibility in handling orders where no valid route to the location is possible
  • General
    • Update of several third-party components

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

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 PTV World City Map test cluster already contains the PTV xServer API version 2.25 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated following this schedule:

  • 30.11.21: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 01.12.21: Productive system hosted in US
  • 08.12.21: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

Release of Data API V1.0.0

The first release of the PTV Developer Data API is now available!

With this new service you can obtain additional information on common and user data useful for developing your own application and exchanging data between various services on PTV Developer. We start with a first method for vehicle profiles. Stay tuned for more!

Data API V1.0.0

  • Feature: Added method ‘getPredefinedVehicleProfiles’ to obtain all predefined vehicle profiles, e.g. for the Routing, Route Optimization and Sequence Optimization API.

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How to build a simple routing app

One of the first things you can do with our RESTful APIs is to implement a simple routing app: Enter two addresses, find the optimal route between these addresses and display the result on a map. In doing so you get a first impression how easy the APIs of PTV Developer could be used and what else is possible.

The new tutorial A-B Routing shows all the implementation steps, provides the complete source code and the running app for demonstration purposes. That takes just a few minutes of your time!

Release of Routing API V1.3.0

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

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

Routing API V1.3.0

  • Feature: Added parameters to convert all toll prices to the selected currency. The used exchange rates are updated on a daily basis.
  • Improvement: The emission calculation does no longer require the parameter ‘averageFuelConsumption’.
  • Improvement: Additional errors and warnings are available.
  • Bugfix: Return HTTP status code 202 instead of 200 for the methods ‘startAndCreateReachableAreas’ and ‘startAndCreateReachableLocations’.
  • Bugfix: Return an empty array instead of null for the parameter ‘unreachable’ in the method ‘getReachableLocations’ when all locations are reachable.
  • Bugfix: Return a properly formatted error response when requesting an invalid parameter ‘routeId’ in the method ‘getRouteById’.

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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