Developing the algorithm to get the best ETA is complex. The good news are that we have done the complex part for you and transferred the intricacy of calculating the ETA for truck operations into a simple-to-use product. The concept & architecture of PTV Drive&Arrive makes it possible to integrate it easily and enrich your existing tool chain with all ETA relevant features. The RESTful JSON API can be used in all common programming languages and the integration is described in a detailed documentation. As the ETA is calculated for pre-planned trips. the integration of PTV Drive&Arrive with its monitoring capabilities has to take place in the tools where your ready-to-use trips are stored. This may be your Transport Management System, your Tour Planning System or any other application that you are using to manage your process.
But how to integrate? If your trip is planned and ready for execution, you have to transfer the trip to PTV Drive&Arrive and then you get back so called SCEMIDs that identify your stops. You have to save these SCEMIDs in your system in order to distribute them among your transport chain or to subscribe to ETA notifications. You can re-use the SCEMIDs for monitoring in different tools. In addition, you can add real time ETA displaying capabilities of the PTV Drive&Arrive ETA in the UI of your tools.
What are the costs?
The good news: most functionality of the API is free of charge! Thanks to the public API you have no initial integration or maintenance costs. No matter how many stops a trip has, no matter how many ETA subscribers a stop has, no matter how many installations of your tool are used in combination with PTV Drive&Arrive. The only thing we will charge you for is the number of trips stored in our system for monitoring. This is done by counting every trip in PTV Drive&Arrive and bill every trip with 0,15 EUR.
Get more details on our price structure and integration model – just contact us for an individual offer.