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 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. For best result use a profile which matches the region of the locations in the request. The Routing API will return a warning when using an American profile outside of the Americas and vice-versa.
The default values for the monetary cost options serve as an example and can change at any time.
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).