PTV xServer internet – Update on PTV World City Map cluster Here with API Version 2

We would like to inform you that we plan to do maintenance on the PTV World City Map [Here] production clusters with API Version 2.

The test system xserver2-eu-test was already updated today.
We will have a longer test phase this time because of a new feature that needs to be tested extensively.
After the successful test phase, we deliver the PTV xServer 2.27 version to the production systems.

The production clusters will be updated according to the following schedule.

    • January 17th, 2023 : Update on xserver2-eu production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • January 18th, 2023: Update on xserver2-us production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • January 19th, 2023: Update on xserver2-au production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27 and scale down
    • December 6th, 2022 : Update on xserver2-eu2 production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27
    • December 8th, 2022 : Update on xserver2-us2 production cluster:
      • Update to PTV xServer version 2.27

Please test your application on the already updated test system and report any problem immediately to our support.xServer support.de@xserver.ptvgroup.com.

 

PTV xServer 2.27 released

The new PTV xServer API version 2.27 is available! Besides a lot of features set from experimental to stable, these are the new highlights:

  • xDima
    • Support to import own content in a new distance matrix
  • xRoute:
    • Support to change vehicle parameters at each waypoint for more accurate results (e.g. considering the impact of loading and unloading during the route)
    • Identification of start and end of traffic incidents like traffic jams in the route event list
  • xTour
    • New optimization mode “Premium” to get higher quality solutions (experimental, special license required)
    • Support to minimize the monetary costs specified for each vehicle (experimental, special license required)

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

Please note that the PTV Content Update Service 2.27 is also available including the update of several third-party components. Moreover, the handling of combined transports will change in the HERE maps from 2023.2H on. The PTV xServer 2.27.0 is already prepared for this. To get proper combined transport results, you should use this or a newer PTV xServer version for the upcoming HERE maps.

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

  • 17.01.23: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 18.01.23: Productive system hosted in US
  • 19.01.23: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

PTV xServer 2.26.1 released

The PTV xServer 2.26.1 is released! With this version we provide two important bug fixes for the xRoute service:

  • Bugfix: When the vehicle profile is not supported by the selected emission scenario, a result limitation instead of an exception is returned like in all versions before 2.26.0.
  • Bugfix: When using the ISO 14083 emission calculation together with hybrid vehicles, all following requests provide correct emission values.

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

  • 12.07.22: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 13.07.22: Productive system hosted in US

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

PTV xServer 2.26 released

The new PTV xServer API version 2.26 is available! This is the first release this year with more than 60 (!) changes. And these are the highlights:

  • General
    • Update of several third-party components including Log4j
  • xRoute
    • Simple way to prohibit map segments by specifying intersecting polylines (also xDima)
    • Usage of your own exchange rates for toll prices (also xDima)
    • Support for HBEFA 4.2 emission calculation
    • Support for ISO 14083 emission calculation (experimental)
    • Support for emission calculation with alternative drivetrains like electric or hybrid (experimental)
    • Simple way to compare the travel time with and without live traffic on the same route
  • xTour
    • Support for the US driving time regulation from 2020 (also xRoute)
    • Support for configurable working hours (also xRoute, experimental)
    • Support for multiple quantity scenarios
    • More flexibility to configure once-per-stop service time

If you are interested in the full list of features and improvements, you can check the corresponding release notes here. Please note that the PTV Content Update Service 2.26 is also available including the update of several third-party components.

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 2.26 release.

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

  • 17.05.22: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 18.05.22: Productive system hosted in US
  • 26.05.22: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

PTV xServer 1.36 released

The new PTV xServer API version 1.36 is available. As always, we recommend using the new version as soon as possible. And these are the main topics:

  • Updated several third-party components to recent versions
  • Added the possibility to log only requests which cause a fatal exception
  • Fixed the request 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)

New year – new log4j Version!

First of all happy new year to everybody out there.
New year – new log4j Version!

On December 28th the new CVE-2021-44832 concerning log4j 2.17.0 has been newly disclosed.

Since we shipped the newest versions of the PTV xServer 1.34.0.3/4 family (see blog post from 22.12.2021) as well as the PTV xServer 2.25.3 (see blog post from 20.12.2021) with Log4j version 2.17.0 just before Christmas, these versions are potentially affected by this new CVE.

Should we be worried about this?

First, when looking at https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/security.html the severity of CVE-2021-44832 is classified as moderate as the attacker must have permissions to modify the log4j configuration file.

After a detailed analysis, we can say that no products hosted by PTV which are vulnerable to CVE-2021-44832 have been identified.

For all customers running PTV products, including the log4j version 2.17.0 on premise, please just make sure that no unauthorized person has write access to the log4j config file of your system. For PTV xServer installations, you can find the log4j config files (logging.xml and logging-module.xml) in the “conf” directory of your PTV xServer installation.

Because we think that the current CVE does not represent a critical problem for PTV products, we expect to update the latest versions of PTV xServer Family 1.34.0.3/4 and PTV xServer 2.25.3 (currently including log4j Version 2.17.0) to the next log4j 2.17.1 not before February 2022.

Of course, we will continue to follow the developments around log4j for you and keep you informed about further news.

Concerning further technical questions, please contact your Product Support.