Deactivation of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1

Microsoft announced the deactivation of Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1
Announcement from Microsoft on September 30th, 2020:
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 are security protocols for establishing encryption channels over computer networks. Microsoft has supported these protocols since Windows XP/Server 2003. However, due to evolving regulatory requirements as well as new security vulnerabilities in TLS 1.0, Microsoft recommends that customers remove TLS 1.0/1.1 dependencies in their environments and disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 at the operating system level where possible. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle/announcements/transport-layer-security-1x-disablement

PTV xServer internet with API version 1 will no longer be able to support TLS 1.1 or lower by the date September 30th, 2021 due to security updates in Azure.
PTV will start to deactivate the protocols with the planned map updates starting in October 2021. The updates will be announced via our PTV Developer Blog. You can subscribe our blog to stay posted.

  • Your action is required if you are still using TLS 1.0 or 1.1 version, as the requests will not get through to our service after we update the map clusters.
  • If you still use .NET Framework version 4.5 and lower or Java 7 runtime and lower your action is required.
  • Update your framework to a newer version to guarantee access to our service after the update on our map clusters.

.NET Framework
We recommend updating to NET 4.6 and above. You don’t need to do any additional work to support TLS 1.2, it’s supported by default. More detailed information regarding different NET. versions can be found here:
https://blogs.perficient.com/2016/04/28/tsl-1-2-and-net-support/

PTV Java Clients
We recommend updating to a Java 8 runtime environment for the PTV xServer clients because Java 8 runtime supports TLS 1.2 by default.

PTV xServer internet update – PTV Australia City Map [Here] cluster with API Version 1

We plan to perform maintenance on April, 26th 2021 that does not require any downtime.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance.

PTV Australia City Map [Here]  – production/test – cluster with API version 1:

  • PTV xServer update to version 1.30.0
  • Map update form PTV Europe City Map version 2020.2H to version 2021.2H.

Please test your application after the update and report any problem immediately.

PTV xServer internet Update – PTV Europe City Map [Here] / TLN cluster with API Version 1

We plan to perform maintenance on April, 28th 2021 that does not require any downtime.
The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance.

PTV Europe City Map [Here] / TLN – production – cluster with API version 1:

  • PTV xServer update to version 1.30.0
  • Map update form PTV Europe City Map version 2021.1H to version 2021.2H.

Please test your application on the already updated test system and report any problem immediately.

Discontinuation of Feature Layer General Truck Restrictions

We like to inform you about a change in our PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T.
We do no longer deliver the General Truck Restriction data. Therefore, we do no longer include the PTV General Truck Restrictions feature layer in the map delivery. 

The General Truck Restrictions did include country wide weekend and holiday truck bans for the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Liechtenstein
  • Poland
  • Luxembourg

The PTV General Truck Restriction data should not be mixed up with the PTV Truck Attributes. The PTV Truck Attributes contain physical or time-dependent restrictions for individual roads, this data will remain in our scope of delivery.

We discontinue the delivery of this FL General Tuck Restriction, because it was only used by very few customers. The reason for that is that the routing did not use the data in the desired way. Trucks did wait on borders when Sunday driving restrictions applied instead of driving possible and logical detours.

On Premise customers who update to this PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T need to exclude the PTV General Truck Restrictions form their routing and rendering request. Otherwise, the requests will fail, because of missing Feature Layer data.

For PTV xServer internet we have a transition phase.
In a first step we do deliver an empty FL General Truck Restrictions (FL GTR) in the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2021.2H and 2021.2T. Updates are planned starting from End of March 2021 like communicated via mail and PTV Developer Blog.

That has the following effect on routing and rendering:

  • Customers who do routing in Europe with activated FL GTR will see a change in the results, because there is no data in the empty layer.
  • The weekend and holiday truck bans do not occur anymore.
  • Customers who do display FL GTR will not see the general truck restriction data because the layer is empty.
  • Only the base map and other requested FL data will be displayed.

In a second step we exclude the PTV General Truck Restrictions from the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2022.1H and 2022.1T. Planned from September/October 2021 on. For update dates on PTV xServer internet please subscribe for our PTV Developer Blog.

That has the following effect:

  • Customers who do routing or rendering with activated PTV General Truck Restrictions will get failed requests, because the Feature Layer is not present in the map.

How to fix this:

  • Customers need to exclude PTV General Truck Restrictions form their routing and rendering requests.
  • This can be done any time before the update to PTV World- and Europe City Map 2022.1H planned for September/October 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this change in data delivery may cause you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

PTV xServer internet update – PTV World City Map Cluster with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to perform maintenance on the PTV xServer 2 cluster with PTV World City Map [Here].

The following tasks will be completed in the scope of this maintenance:

 

  • March 29th 2021 Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H
  • March 30th 2021 : Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H
  • April 6th 2021 : Update on xserver2-eu2 and xserver2-us2  production cluster:
    • PTV xServer update to PTV xServer 2.22
    • Map update to PTV World City Map 2021.2H

The test system xserver2-eu-test is updated already, please test your application during the test phase and report any faults immediately.

PTV xServer 2.22 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.22 is available for download. For the full list of features and improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here. The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated on March 29th 2021 in data center EU and March 30th 2021 in data center US, the test system is already updated.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.22:

  • xData:
    • Retrieve additional segment information via segment IDs, e.g. from routing or matching results.
    • Apply annotations and absolute speeds with custom Feature Layers.
  • xLocate:
    • Use as allowed countries also country subdivisions like US states.
  • xDima/xRoute:
    • Penalize turns on intersections, e.g. to prefer turns on passenger side.
  • xTour:
    • Use multiple driver break intervals with the same duration.
    • Use multiple driver operating intervals also in combination with break intervals.

For on-premise solutions you can download the latest version from the Customer Area at the Developer Zone. http://xserver.ptvgroup.com/de/nc/developer-zone/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 contains the PTV xServer API version 2.22 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release. The production system of PTV xServer internet will be updated on March 29th 2021 in data center EU and March 30th 2021 in data center US, the test system is already updated.

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