Once again too late…

Today the traffic load is more or less the same as before the coronavirus pandemic and so are traffic jams. In order to estimate the impact of the current traffic situation on a route, we offer in the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.8.0 the response parameter ‘trafficDelay’ for the complete route, leg or alternative route.

Therefore we compare the travel time with and without live traffic on the same route. That means the delay contains the time that it takes longer to pass the traffic jams than usually at that time (see concept). Just play around with the corresponding code sample!

Please note that in case of a calculated detour because of traffic jams this is not considered in the parameter ‘trafficDelay’, except there is also a traffic jam on the detour. To get the whole impact of the current traffic situation, you need two requests (one with traffic mode ‘REALISTIC’ and one with ‘AVERAGE’). 

In a next step we plan to deliver traffic events chronologically along the route. Than you know exactly where and why there is a delay.

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Avoid toll or ferries? Yes, indeed!

There are use cases where you want to avoid toll or ferries on a route, e.g. to reduce extra costs. Of course, this could lead to longer routes (see below the left route using a ferry and the right route avoiding ferries).

 

In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.7.0 you have the possibility to avoid toll, ferries and rail shuttles by using the parameter ‘avoid’. Try it out in the corresponding code sample!

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Using electronic toll collection systems

Electronic toll collection (ETC) systems provide a fast alternative to pay the toll without stopping the vehicle, normally using a wireless transponder. As the driver does not have to stop, traffic delays are reduced. Moreover ETC systems are cheaper and more flexible.

In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.6.0 you have the possibility to consider them by using the parameter ‘etcSubscriptions’. At the moment there are more than 50 different subscriptions for Europe and USA available. Just choose the subscription your vehicle is able to use and the toll costs are calculated based on that.

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Control your turns

In some use cases, truck drivers and deliverers prefer turns on the passenger side during the route. Even if this results in a small detour, it can reduce waiting times and enhance safety. Now you have the possibility to control such a behavior (see the right route below using the new feature).

 

Have a look at the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.5.0 and start with the concept Turn Restrictions describing the new attribute ‘preferTurnsOnPassengerSide’.

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Release of Toll layer for Raster Map API V1.1.0

A new version of the PTV Developer Raster Map API is now available!

With the toll layer you are able to highlight street segments that are affected of toll.

You can check the new features in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Raster Map API V1.1.0

  • Feature: Toll layer
  • Documentation: Layers

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Release of Loading Space Optimization API V1.0.0

A new version of the PTV Developer Loading Space Optimization API is now available!

You can check the new features in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Loading Space Optimization API V1.0.0

  • Feature: Three-dimensional packing of multiple cuboid items in multiple cuboid bins.

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