How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns

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?TruckTrafficPatterns

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

Where can I get it?

featurelayerThe Feature Layer can be downloaded from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone (login required). Soon, there will be the documentation How to use Feature Layer TruckTrafficPatterns in the online manual of the PTV xServer. If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

New service release for PTV xServer available

1.20.1We provide a new service release for all PTV xServer. The new release contains several improvements and bugfixes that are listed in the Release Notes.

The following PTV xServer versions are now available:

  • PTV xCluster 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xDima 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xLoad 1.20.1.1
  • PTV xLocate 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xMap 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xMapmatch 1.20.1.4
  • PTV xRoute 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xTerritory 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xTour 1.20.1.2
  • PTV xServer Bundle 1.20.1.2 (For Linux 32-bit PTV xServer Bundle 1.20.1.0)

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

Changes on PTV xServer Internet Developer Guide

csm_codesample_cloudWe have made some improvements on our PTV xServer Internet Developer Guide. Besides some basic links or the links to our documentation and Client APIs, Customers of PTV xServer Internet are now able to connect directly to the Management Console, the Code Sample Browser and the Raw Request Runner of the respective cluster. The link to the Management Console you can find in the Tab of the belonging PTV xServer. The Code Sample Browser and the Raw Request Runner are listed in the new Tab ‘Live-tools’. For some links you will need your token to access. So just enter “xtok” as user and your token as password.

PTV_xServer_internet_80x80The respective cluster you can find in the General Information section in the Content and Services menu on our PTV xServer Internet website or following this link – General Information.

 

Second october toll update

GerThere is now a second toll update for october available which includes another bugfix concerning Germany.

This additonal bugfix contains several small fixes mainly concerning the length of toll sections.

 

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2T (Update 5)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2H (Update 8)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1H (Update 11)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T (Update 11)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2H (Update 14)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2T (Update 13)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1N (Update 17)

It is possible to use the download from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or the automatic download with the PTV Content Update Service. For the PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.

EU Driver Regulations – Multi Manning

PTV xTourServerIn this post we will explain you what is meant when we talk about the two-drivers-scenario, so called ‘multi-manning’, in the PTV xTour Server and what you have to do to use it.

  • What is multi-manning?

‘Multi-manning’ means that at least two drivers in the vehicle do the driving in each period of driving between any two consecutive daily rest periods, or between a daily rest period and a weekly rest period. For the first hour of multi-manning the presence of another driver or drivers is optional but for the remainder of the period it is compulsory.                                                                                                            Furthermore it is compulsory that within 30 Hours of the end of a Rest Period, a Daily Rest of at least 9 Hours must be taken. So in effect this rule means that two drivers in one vehicle can work up to 21 hours and then take a 9 hour Daily Rest.

  • For multi-manning you should:Lenk-und-Ruhezeiten
    • double the driving periods of the RegulationParameters as both drivers will take turns:
      breakRule_drivingPeriod, dailyRestRule_regularDrivingPeriod, dailyRestRule_extendedDrivingPeriod, weeklyRestRule_weeklyDrivingPeriod, weeklyRestRule_biWeeklyDrivingPeriod
    • change two more values of the RegulationParameters:
      dailyRestRule.regularRestPeriod = 32400 (9h) instead of 39600 (11h), dailyRestRule.maximumPeriodBetweenEndOfDailyRests = 108000 (30h) instead of 86400 (24h)
    • disable the break rule as the co-driver will take a break while the other is driving

Forum_80x80If you have any questions about multi manning or anything else according to the PTV xServer, I can recommend you our Forum where you can either find the answer or you can post your questions and we will try to answer them.

Bugfixes in Toll Update

The new toll update includes two bugfixes concerning the toll update of September 2015.

GerGermany: Toll valid now for trucks above 7.5 t instead of 12.0 t. Bugfix for Jena/Bremen and Names

Germany: Extension of tolls on all secondary highways. Bugfix for Jena/Bremen & Names

 

Concerned maps

  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2T (Update 4)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.2H (Update 7)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1H (Update 10)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2015.1T (Update 10)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2H (Update 13)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.2T (Update 12)
  • PTV Europe City Map Premium 2014.1N (Update 16)

It is possible to use the download from the customer area of the PTV Developer Zone or the automatic download with the PTV Content Update Service. For the PTV Mapserver please use the current version of the PTV Toll Update Tool.

If you need further information or support please contact the Support Team.