Webinar: Optimise your logistics processes (german language)

Date and Time 

6. April 2022, 13:30 – 14:00 Uhr

About the Webinar:

  • You are already planning your logistics processes with a software solution and would like to increase its performance even further?
  • Would you like to add logistical or geographical functionalities to a commercial software product and thus offer your customers an even more comprehensive service?
  • PTV Developer components can be seamlessly integrated into your existing system landscape thanks to state-of-the-art interfaces to solve optimisation tasks in transport and logistics even more efficiently.
  • In this webinar, our consultants provide interesting insights into the Route Optimisation API and PTV Developer in general.

Speakers: 

Felix Kerndl, Serdal Yalman, Felix Glück

Registration

Register for free here

 

Detailed Toll Update for Germany

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

                   PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2022.1H,

                   PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2022.2H (from Release of the map)

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 as well as new tariffs for Herrentunnel valid from March 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.

New geocoding data and geocoding improvements

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.3.1 you have the possibility to use the newest geocoding data available from Here. The new geocoding data is based on the Here data delivery from Q1/2022. 

With V1.3.1 and V1.3.0 we released some geocoding improvements:

  • Missing postal code map data does affect the total score less than before.
  • Added support for additional iana language tags.
  • If the results are ambiguous because only few input words are given (city, postal code), then we now return a longer list than before.

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.

To keep yourself updated about upcoming releases and news you can use the subscribe function on the right hand side.

If you got any question do not hesitate to get in contact.

Choose a ferry or rail shuttle connection

Up to now ferries or rail shuttles are automatically used on a route, if it is advantageous compared to road (as so called combined transport) and of course, if you don’t want to avoid them (see this blog post). In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.9.0 you even have the possibility to choose a specific ferry or rail shuttle connection.

For this you just specify an additional waypoint of type ‘combinedTransport’ including the start and destination coordinates of the ferry or rail shuttle connection. The nearest port or station is automatically searched around the two coordinates and the corresponding connection is used on the route.

 

 

The left route above shows a route without a combined transport waypoint using an automatically chosen ferry. The additional combined transport waypoint on the right route allows to choose another ferry connection. Please note that this waypoint will not appear in the response and may not be used as start or destination of the route.

The best thing to start is exploring our new code sample for all available waypoint types including the new one!

To keep yourself updated about upcoming releases and news you can use the subscribe function on the right hand side. If you got any question do not hesitate to get in contact.

Detailed Toll Update for France

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

                   PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2022.1H,

                   PTV Europe / World City Map Premium 2022.2H (from Release of the map)

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

Content:  New toll rates valid from 1st of February 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.

New tutorials for route optimization available

The first two tutorials for route optimization are available now.

Pickups and Deliveries shows how route planning can take place in the use case of e.g. CEP.

Depot based transports shows route planning in case of a central depot, where loading or unloading takes place. The goods are transported to the customer afterwards or picked up at the customer site.

Both is provided by the Routing optimization API of PTV Developer.

These two tutorials show how easy it is to implement this for your own route optimization app. Enjoy it!