About Martina Beck

Martina Beck has been working for PTV since 2000. As certified computer scientist she was originally responsible for providing customers with technical support and she later moved on to the Product Management division. Since 2011 she has been working for PTV as an online marketing manager in international marketing with an emphasis on social media (et al. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube). The PTV Developer Blog is the PTV Developer Components' lead channel. The posts on important topics and trends originate from close cooperation with developers, the product management and other experts.

Amendment: Dynamic Traffic Information of HERE (Poland, Norway)

PTVs provider for Dynamic Traffic Information HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) informed us in very short time frame that they will change the Traffic Feed for POL and NOR. They will discontinue the current feeds for these countries 1st of January 2014. This change will be effective 30th  December at PTVs traffic platforms. The new feed for POL will deliver enhanced Dynamic Traffic Information. But for NOR, the new feed will first contain slow traffic information only. However, we expect to get editorial messages like road works or road blocks in the messages back in the feed.

Webinar: How to track and optimise your mobile assets?

Experience PTV xServer live

After the successful webinars in August, PTV Group is organising another webinar in December. Learn about the PTV components from the comfort of your own desk! We will show you the highlights in a compact, free-of-charge webinar session, no need to install special software. Register for our webinar now and secure your place on one of the following dates:

Thursday 12 December at 4-5 pm (AEDT) / 6-7 pm (NZDT)

Agenda:

  1. What are PTV xServers?
  2. Where/how can you use PTV xServers?
  3. Overview of typical use cases:
    1. Track & Trace solutions
    2. CRM tools
    3. Field Service Engineer Solutions
    4. Vehicle scheduling & optimisation

    Get more information or register directly for the webinar.

Webinar: Experience PTV xServer live

Report from the research

Cutting CO2 emissions in road traffic? eCoMove shows how it is done!

Road transport is one of the biggest sources of air pollution. Therefore, this is an important area with considerable leverage for CO2reduction and climate protection.

That is the reason why the EU Commission promotes projects which tackle this problem. The EU-funded eCoMove project consists of 31 project partners investigating the question of how to reduce travel times in cities and protect the climate by intelligently combining the latest vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies.

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Presentation of results at final event in Aix-La-Chapelle

The eCoMove research partners will present their results at the final event which takes place in Aachen (Aix-La-Chapelle) on 20 and 21 November. Demonstrations in vehicles and other devices as well as presentations provide plenty of information for drivers and traffic managers on how to improve journey time and protect the environment.

PTV Group – the intermediary between technology and people

PTV Group is involved in different knowledge areas that are part of the project. Its team of transportation experts uses appropriate standards and languages in order to transmit traffic forecasts, route recommendations and traffic information to signal control systems, traffic centres and vehicles, enabling traffic management and logistics centres to manage traffic in an eco-friendly and efficient way. If you want to learn more about our involvement in the project, visit the final event.

The future of Logistics, supporting Emobility, research for safer tunnels – Read more about research at PTV Group.

New release PTV xRoute Server available

Version 17.0.3 of PTV xRoute Server was released.

Improvement:

  • Added attributes to the DriverSettings element which enable the client to disable specific rules of the DriverRegulations.

PTV_xTour_ServerFor further information please check the release notes. If you need any information or support please contact the Support Team.

Download PTV xRoute Server 17.0.3 (login required)

Release: PTV Mapserver 5.8.1.37

Today we released version 5.8.1.37 of PTV Mapserver.

Improvements:

  • TruckAttributes bitmap for tunnel restrictions corrected.
  • Maximum size for RoadEditor layers increased.
  • Bugfix for French toll and Ecotaxe calculation at Montlucon -> Dijon Sud.
  • Bugfixes concerning Ecotaxe calculation in France.

PTV_Mapserver_80x80For further information please check the release notes. If you need any information or support please contact the Support Team.

Download PTV Mapserver 5.8.1.37 and ReadMe file