• Set the right Biofuel ratio

    With the aim of sustainability, the EU intends to increase the share of renewable energies in the transport sector, which also includes a minimum share of biofuels. These fuels are produced solely from biomass. To meet the target, a ratio of biofuels has already been introduced in EU countries. …

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  • Already tired? Use the work logbook!

    As you probably know you can consider driving time regulations for EU and US in our routing like break and rest rules for heavy goods vehicles. Up to now we assumed a well rested driver at the start of the route.

    In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.18.0 it is possible to include the already conducted work of the driver from a previous route.…

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  • Origin / destination traffic in Austria

    Truck restrictions on roads are put in place for a variety of reasons, including environmental protection or traffic management and can vary depending on the location, type of road, and local regulations – each of them has influence on a calculated route.…

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  • Traffic along the route?

    Some time ago we introduced traffic events chronologically along the route in the event list. In the new version of the PTV Developer Routing API V1.16.0 we also provide the polylines of the affected route parts by using the new parameter ‘TRAFFIC_EVENTS_POLYLINE’. Then the response contains the polyline of each traffic event reached by the route.…

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  • Routing API: Extension of Truck Routes in Australia and New Zealand

    The Routing API V1.15.0 now supports the following extension of truck routes in Australia and New Zealand:

    • Network for high productivity motor vehicles (HPMV)
    • B-double routes – including routes for B-double vehicles operating at higher mass limits (HML)
    • B-triple routes – including routes for B-triple vehicles operating at higher mass limits (HML)
    • AB-triple routes – including routes for AB-triple vehicles operating at higher mass limits (HML)

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  • Changing vehicle parameters at waypoints

    When calculating a route with more than 2 waypoints, it often happens that logistic events occur at intermediate stops, which can modify some routing-relevant characteristics of the selected vehicle.

    The most common use-case is obviously unloading or loading some goods at a stop, which implies a change of the weight of the vehicle.…

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