Toll Calculation API by PTV xServer
Why calculate toll in advance?
Since toll roads and tunnels have become common in most of Europe and North America, toll constitutes a significant share of overall transport costs. By reducing tolls, transportation costs can be decreased considerably. Precise toll calculation is the first step in this: Already factor applicable toll charges in when planning truck routes, compare alternatives, avoid toll roads if it makes sense and thereby make sure your trucks are always on the most economic available route.
Why calculate tolls with the Toll Calculation API by PTV xServer?
The PTV xServer Toll Calculation API is a software developer component, available as a cloud-based web service or an on-premise solution. Due to its standardised interface, the component can be easily integrated into an existing software architecture. It exactly and reliably determines applicable tolls when planning truck routes. Our database contains precise and up-to-date information on toll roads in most of Europe and North America. As soon as future increases are announced, they are updated in our database and considered for future trips. Sometimes it may make sense to take a small detour to avoid toll roads. The PTV Toll Calculation API balances time savings of toll roads and cost savings of detours and suggest the optimum route for your preferences.
Precisely calculate toll costs
Calculate precise toll costs based on the vehicles’ specifications. Forecast toll costs for future trips by factoring in soon-to-come toll cost increases.
Consider different payment methods
Toll charges often vary depending on the payment method chosen (e.g. cash, credit card, electronic toll collection). The PTV Toll Calculation API takes the specified payment method into consideration and calculates your exact toll tariffs based on that.
Figure out when to avoid toll roads
Use the PTV Toll Calculation API to recognise and – if it makes sense – avoid toll roads within the route calculation.
API Version 1 is our established solution that is widely used in the market. Your company has been a customer for a while and hasn’t switched APIs recently? Then you’re most likely interested in the documentation on API Version 1
API Version 2 is the future of PTV xServer as it’s designed in a completely new framework. It is easier to understand and as a programmer, you will benefit from improved flexibility and consistency. If your company recently integrated PTV xServer into their software solution, is still in the middle of it or is planning an integration soon, you should look at API Version 2