PTV xServer 1.34 released

The new PTV xServer API version 1.34 is available. As always, we recommend to use the new version as soon as possible. And these are the main topics:

  • Updated several third-party components to recent versions
  • Harmonized the speed values of the reference profile ‘truck11-99t_01-00’
  • Fixed some bugs, mainly concerning the distance matrix calculation

Please note that we also updated our logging framework. In case of individual changes in the logging configuration files, you have to adapt them (see “Migration Guide 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)

PTV xServer 2.25 released

The new PTV xServer API version 2.25 is available and these are the highlights:

  • xRoute
    • Support for the HBEFA 4.1 emission calculation
    • New operation to get the effective routing profile
  • xTour
    • Support for order priorities if not all orders can be served
    • Support for mixed loading prohibition to prevent certain orders planned on the same trip
    • More flexibility in handling orders where no valid route to the location is possible
  • General
    • Update of several third-party components

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

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 2.25 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

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

  • 30.11.21: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 01.12.21: Productive system hosted in US
  • 08.12.21: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

PTV xServer 2.24.1 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.24.1 is available for download. It contains an important bugfix concerning the usage of asynchronous requests:.

  • General:
    • Prevent operation ‘watchJob’ from waiting when job is already finished

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 2.24 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

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

  • ASAP: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • ASAP: Productive system hosted in US
  • 06.10.21: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

PTV xServer 2.24 released

The new PTV xServer API Version 2.24 is available for download. For the full list of features and improvements you can check the corresponding release notes here.
The  test system of PTV xServer internet is updated already. For more information about production updates see the schedule below.

Here are some feature highlights of API Version 2.24:

  • xLoad:
    • Support for improved handling of overhang bins (experimental).
  • xTour:
    • Support for additional tour restrictions of all tours (maximum number of stops and maximum distance within a tour).
  • xTour:
    • Support for additional tour restrictions per vehicle (maximum travel time, maximum driving time and maximum distance within a tour).

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 2.24 release plus all future and finished changes for the next release.

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

  • 14.09.21: Productive system hosted in Europe
  • 15.09.21: Productive system hosted in US
  • 27.09.21: Productive system hosted in Australia

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

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.

Webinar – Discover the new features of PTV xServer 2.22

PTV xServer 2.22 has been released recently.
What are the new functions? Features?

  • xData: Retrieve additional segment information via segment IDs, e.g. from routing or matching results
  • xData: Apply annotations and absolute speeds with custom Feature Layers (Integration sample)
  • 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 (Technical Concept)
  • xRoute: Calculate a corridor around a route (Showcase)
  • xTour: Use multiple driver break intervals with the same duration
  • xTour: Use multiple driver operating intervals also in combination with break intervals

 See also the forums post regarding PTV xServer 2.22 release.

Let’s just check the bullets together and discuss them. Bernd Welter will also demonstrate some examples if needed.

We offer a webinar in German and in English, please use the registration links below:

German Webinar – March 23th 2021 4:00pm – 4.30pm CET
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English Webinar – March 24th 2021 4:00pm – 4:30pm CET
Register here