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Route Planning API

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Plan and optimise truck-specific routes

Why truck-specific routing?

Various online-platforms offer free and easy-to-use route calculation. Professional truck and vehicle routing, however, provides much more than that. Many specific requirements and challenges need to be taken into account when optimizing routes for commercial vehicles: Truck attributes like size, weight and speed profiles, access restrictions in inner-city areas, toll costs, legal provisions like driving times and rest periods as well as time restrictions such as opening hours of ramps and depots are just a few examples. Additionally, the route with the shortest travel time may not be the fastest or most fuel-efficient route. All these factors turn route optimization for trucks into a real challenge. In transport logistics, however, efficiency is key in ensuring profitability and sustainable business success. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that commercial vehicles always take the optimal route available.



Features of Route Planning API

Customize vehicle profiles to your needs or use standard reference profiles

Our Route Planning API allows you to customise vehicle profiles to your requirements or work with standard reference profiles. The standard reference profiles include continent-specific features like official weight classes in Europe, North America or Australia (EUR, NAM, AUS).

Why plan routes with PTV xServer?

The difference between freely available online tools and the routing optimisation components by PTV xServer lies in their ability to factor in all truck-related data and requirements: Since our founding four decades ago, we have accumulated abundant truck-specific data and acquired expert knowledge in optimising truck-specific routing. PTV xServer offers developer components that can be easily integrated into your existing system architecture and expands the routing capacities of your transport logistics software. The components are available as easy-to-use and integrable on-premise solution and as an even more powerful cloud-based web service for the most advanced use cases. Additionally, as developer, you benefit from abundant documentation as well as continuous support.

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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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