• Olympic Games showcase: security perimeters now available!

    The Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 will begin soon! As mentioned in a previous blog post, this major event will significantly affect urban logistics in Paris and its area for more than 2 months.

    For safety reasons, the authorities defined security perimeters (categorized by colors) around the competition venues.…

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  • Time-dependent tolls: choose your date !

    Since Matrix Routing API V1.5.0, you can define your own date and time as a reference for toll prices, when calculating time-independent matrices. This can be done by using the new options[tollTime] parameter, instead of considering the default date (Monday of the current week at noon).…

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  • Technically permitted weight for toll calculation

    Since the end of the year 2023, two additional vehicle parameters are relevant for toll calculation in several European countries (e.g. Austria and Germany). This follows up the implementation of the 2022 version of the Directive 1999/62/EC (from the European Parliament and the Council on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures).…

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  • Custom Road Attributes scenario for Olympic Games

    Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Paris in Summer 2024. As a result, traffic in the Ile de France region will be sensitively disturbed for more than 2 months. To facilitate access to the Olympic sites for accredited persons, emergency and security vehicles, taxis, public transports as well as transport for mobility-impaired, the French government decided to reserve some lanes on approximately 185 km of roads, from the 1st of July to the 15th of September 2024.…

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  • Time-dependent matrices

    Travel-time and distance matrices are often calculated on the basis of average speeds. Although this is often good enough for tour optimization, it can happen that the traffic situation between two locations affects the travel-time for the corresponding relation in the matrix.…

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  • Matrix Routing API : higher rate limits for simple matrix calculation

    Rate limits are the number of requests per given time period a single API key can make. If those limits are exceeded, the error code ‘GENERAL_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED’ is returned and further requests will temporarily be rejected.

    The matrix routing calculation is a complex process whose performance varies depending on multiple factors such as the number of input origins and destinations, their geographical distribution, or the information to be retrieved (e.g.…

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