PTV xServer 1.14.1 immediately available

New features simplify route and trip planning

Karlsruhe - 29.08.2012 --The new releases of PTV xServer have arrived. Version 1.14.1 encompasses a large number of new features for route and trip planning. The high-performance modules allow the integration of geographical and logistical functions into corporate IT structures, mobile solutions, Web applications and other client-server architectures. The PTV xServers are based on SOAP/XML and are available for Windows and Linux operating systems.

A new feature of PTV xTour Server

When planning trips automatically with PTV xTour Server, it is possible to insert new orders optimally into an existing trip plan, without changing the trip structure. Another helpful function is the possibility of automatically checking and optimising the deployment of vehicles for existing trips in order to minimise costs. This involves checking whether a specific trip can be carried out by a more cost-effective vehicle. It is based on the hourly rate or planned costs per kilometre for example.

Another new function provides the planners with alternative suggestions for trip planning. As a rule, the suggestions are optimised in terms of cost and sorted so that the cheapest option is displayed first of all.  The suggestion function helps to integrate new orders into an existing trip, to add orders to a trip, to find the optimum vehicle for a trip or the best trip for a particular vehicle. It is also helpful when a vehicle unexpectedly becomes available or returns from the repair shop.

Finally, it can be used to analyse unplanned orders. This means that the planner receives feedback as to why some orders cannot be included in the planning. Reasons for this can be that there is no available vehicle capable of carrying the weight of the load, no available vehicle with the necessary  refrigeration facilities or that the order no longer fits into the trip, because the duration of the trip would then exceed the maximum limit.

A new feature of PTV xRoute Server

The calculation of isochrones by PTV xRoute Server has been improved with a new tile-based method. It supplements the previous method, which is based on segment lengths. The result is that isochrones are calculated more precisely and displayed on the digital map. In addition, in the new release the route calculation includes the exact speed limits for individual sections of the route.

Interesting for planning trips in France - emissions can now be calculated in accordance with the CEN standard and the new factors that are valid from 2012. The eco-tax, which will be introduced in France in 2013, can also be calculated according to regions (départements). It takes into account the regional differences in tax rate. It is also possible to avoid routes that are subject to the eco-tax.

Further information at xserver.ptvgroup.com.

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The PTV Group provides software and consulting for traffic, transport logistics and geomarketing. Be it transport routes or sales structures, private or public transport - we plan and optimise everything which moves people and goods worldwide.

Our range of products and services includes Concepts & Solutions, Software & Services, Components and Data & Content. Customers in more than 100 countries rely on our solutions. Our software tools enable private and public sector organisations to perform their everyday tasks in a highly efficient manner. And right at the forefront: our market-leading product lines PTV Map&Guide for transport route planning and the Vision Traffic Suite for traffic & transport planning and traffic simulation.

Scientific expertise is one of our particular strengths. We run projects in a goal-based and practice-oriented manner. Currently, we have over 650 employees worldwide crafting powerful and innovative solutions. Our head office, which is located in the technology region of Karlsruhe, Germany, has been the centre of development and innovation since the formation of our company in 1979.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of the PTV Group. www.ptvag.com.
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