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Geofencing API

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Prevent theft and keep high-security transport safe

What are the benefits of geofencing?

A geofence is a virtual fence for a real geographic area. Geofences can be dynamically generated as a radius around a location, or predefined based on a set of boundaries. A geofence serves as a geographical perimeter: As soon as a vehicle or other valuable objects equipped with a GPS transmitter enter or are moved outside the geofence, managers receive an automatic notification. Geofencing is particularly relevant for high-security transports and functions as an effective deterrent against cargo theft.

Features of Geofencing API

Area fencing based on locations

  • Apply fences around given locations to recognise vehicles entering or leaving your defined area.

Why implement the Geofencing API by PTV xServer?


  • Due to its standardized interface, the Geofencing API by PTV xServer can be easily integrated into any existing fleet monitoring solution. It enables both geofencing and corridor fencing: While geofencing ensures that vehicles cannot leave a defined territory, with corridor fencing they must stick to a specific route. As soon as the geofencing system detects the GPS signal outside the defined area or route, an automatic action is initiated. This action may be a message, an alarm screen, or even interventions in the vehicle's electronics to prevent it from starting. Our Geofencing API is already in use for the following applications:

  • Monitoring of agricultural and construction equipment to prevent unauthorized removal

  • Area control for rental cars to prevent driving outside of the agreed upon boundaries

  • High-security transports and transportation of money and valuables

  • Time-critical transports

PTV xServer Software Developer Kit

Geocoding API

Convert addresses to geocoordinates and vice versa with high accuracy to display geographic data on digital maps with the PTV xServer Geocoding API.

Digital Maps API

Display geographic data and traffic information on customised digital maps to enable vehicle routing and optimisation with the PTV xServer Digital Maps API.

Route Planning API

Plan and optimize truck-specific routes considering truck attributes, toll and live traffic information with the PTV xServer Route Planning API.

Toll Calculation API

Calculate exact toll and make sure your vehicles are always on the most economic route available with the PTV xServer Toll Calculation API.

Emissions Calculation API

Calculate and report your fleet’s emissions with the PTV xServer Emissions Calculation API.

Traffic Information API

Use live and historic traffic data to avoid delays and optimise route planning and calculation with the PTV Traffic Information API.

Fleet Planning Optimization API

Plan, schedule and optimize truck routes to ensure the most efficient use of your fleet with the PTV xServer Fleet Planning & Optimisation API.

Fleet Tracking API

Use GPS tracking to locate your fleet in real-time with the PTV xServer Fleet Tracking API. Monitor driver behaviour and progress and ensure drivers, vehicles and cargo are safe.

Geofencing API

Employ geofencing and corridor fencing to prevent theft or removal of vehicles and equipment and keep high-security transports safe with the PTV xServer Geofencing API.

Fleet Service Management API

Increase productivity of sales and field force by planning locations, determining territories and booking visits with PTV xServer Field Service Management API

Load Space Optimization API

Optimize cargo loadings by minimizing free volumes and considering unloading sequence to make trips more efficient with the PTV xServer Load Space Optimisation API.

Business Connector for use with SAP

Integrate the PTV xServer software components into SAP environments such as SAP ERP and SAP TM easily and quickly. Reduce development efforts and realize significant cost savings.

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