The properties of a vehicle are stored in a profile, matching typical transport situations. It describes the physical and legal properties, such as height and weight, which are used to calculate a route. Further use cases are toll and emission calculation which are also highly vehicle-dependent.

The units of measurement are cm and kg.

Predefined profiles

Predefined profiles are typical vehicle types offered by PTV as a simple entry for all routing-related services. You can just use them by referencing the defined name. Please note that the predefined profiles also represent the characteristics of different regions.

If the attributes of the predefined vehicles do not fit to your vehicle, the values can be customized in the request (only available in the Routing API).

European profiles
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American profiles
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Australian profiles
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World profiles
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Default vehicle attributes