Release of Route Optimization API V1.4.0/1.4.1

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

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

Route Optimization API V1.4.0

  • Feature: Added functionality “alternative capacities” to specify different options for the capacities.
    Therefore added fields ‘alternativeCapacities’ and ‘capacitiesChangePosition’ to ‘Vehicle’.
  • Feature: Added functionality “Drivers’ Working Hours” in order to  specify restrictions on working time and driving time of drivers and enforce breaks and rest periods.
    Note: From this release on, the working and driving time will be unlimited, unless specified otherwise. Previously, EU driving time regulations were applied as the default. To achieve the same behavior as before, set workingHoursPreset to EU_DRIVING_TIME_REGULATION_FOR_SINGLE_DAY or EU_DRIVING_TIME_REGULATION_FOR_MULTIPLE_DAYS depending on the planning horizon. 
    Note: Currently all drivers must have the same rules specified, setting them differently will be available in a later release.
  • Feature: Added functionality for restricting the maximum travel time and driving time of drivers. Therefore added fields ‘workLogbook’, ‘maximumDrivingTime’ and ‘maximumTravelTime’ to ‘Driver’.
    Note: From this release on, the travel and driving time will be unlimited, unless specified otherwise. Previously, EU driving time regulations were applied as the default for plans with a single day horizon. To achieve the same behavior as before, set maximumDrivingTime to 32400 (9 hours), and maximumTravelTime to 46800 (13 hours).
    Note: Currently all drivers must have the same maximum value specified, setting them differently will be available in a later release.
  • Documentation: Added concept for alternative capacities
  • Documentation: concept for Drivers’ Working Hours will be added on Monday

Route Optimization API V1.4.1

  • Bugfix: When using an empty list of quantities a proper response instead of an error is returned.

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Release of Route Optimization API V1.2.7

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

You can check the bugfixes/improvements in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Route Optimization API V1.2.7

  • Bugfix: When using coordinates where no street is available and no airline distance can be calculated, a proper exception message is returned.

Route Optimization API V1.2.4

  • Improvement: Improved calculation time for small requests.

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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!

Release of Route Optimization API V1.1.0

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

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

Route Optimization API V1.1.0

  • Feature: Added functionality “mixed loading prohibitions” in order to exclude combination of orders of special categories in one trip.
    Therefore added field ‘loadCategory’ to ‘Transport’ and field ‘mixedLoadingProhibitions’ to ‘PlanningRestrictions’.
  • Feature: Added functionality “transport priorities” in order to define importance of transports.
    Therefore added field ‘priority’ to ‘Transport’ and added query parameter ‘considerTransportPriorities’ to startOptimization.
  • Documentation: Added concept for mixed loading prohibitions
  • Documentation: Added concept for transport priorities.
  • Documentation: Added concept for trip sections.

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PTV Developer – First Release

We are happy to announce that the first release of PTV Developer APIs is now available to the public.

You can test PTV Developer for free by registering a MyPTV account and acitvating the product on the website.
By doing this you will gain 100k transaction per month for free to directly start testing. 

Available APIs and features

Geocoding & Places API 1.0.0

  • Feature: Finding locations based on an address specified as a single-field text input.
  • Feature: Finding locations based on an address specified as separate input fields.
  • Feature: Finding locations near a specified geographical position.
  • Feature: Finding places like shops or points of interest near a specified geographical position.
  • Feature: Returning the list of available place categories.

Raster Maps API 1.0.0

  • Feature: Tiled map rendering for an easy integration in a web mapping framework.
  • Feature: Selecting one of the provided map styles.
  • Feature: Selecting the map layers including different traffic situations and truck restrictions.
  • Feature: Selecting the language for geographic names or traffic incidents descriptions.

Routing API 1.0.0

  • Feature: Considering different waypoint types (on-road, off-road and route-manipulation).
  • Feature: Selecting one of the provided vehicles with the possibility to customize several attributes.
  • Feature: Considering the different traffic situations with an easy-to-use mode.
  • Feature: Providing three alternative routes in addition to the optimal route.
  • Feature: Providing detailed toll data (costs, sections and systems).
  • Feature: Providing emission data (CEN and French CO2 decree).
  • Feature: Providing events in chronological order (e.g. maneuvers, border crossings, toll).

Map Matching API 1.0.0

  • Feature: Matching a single GPS position to the road network of the PTV map.
  • Feature: Matching a complete GPS track to the road network of the PTV map.
  • Feature: Controlling the quality and performance of the matching by using predefined parameter sets.
  • Feature: Providing location information (country, city, street and postal code) for a single matched GPS position.
  • Feature: Recalculating a matched GPS track using the Routing API

Route Optimization API 1.0.0

  • Feature: Separate methods to create a plan, start the optimization, check the progress and get the optimized plan.
  • Feature: Multiple time intervals for depots, customers and drivers.
  • Feature: Heterogeneous fleet with vehicles varying in capacities and equipment.
  • Feature: Transports with a pickup and delivery location including the service time.
  • Feature: Calculating break and rest periods according to the European driving time regulation (Regulation No 561/2006).
  • Feature: Definition of location position in a trip, either first/last position or by numbers.
  • Feature: Vehicle profiles for EU, USA and Australia available.
  • Feature: Possibility to add tweaks to the optimization parameters.

Administration UI for PTV Developer

After registering for PTV Developer you will find yourself in the Administration UI for your product instance.

API Keys App

You will gain access to the API Keys App in which you can create, rename and delete API Keys which will be necessary to authenticate against the REST endpoints.

Contact Sales & Documentation App

Futhermore you can contact us by using the contact sales app or jump directly into the documentation to find Quick Starts, Concepts and Code Examples for each API.

Other Apps (greyed out icons in the administration UI) will follow soon.

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