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Guide - EWS Road Distance API


The PTV Developer EWS Road Distance API offers an industry standard distance matrix as a common basis for tender management, invoice auditing and credit note procedures, and thereby facilitates collaboration with partners and clients.

Increase your performance by processing and verifying a high number of invoices using pre-calculated distances and increase your flexibility by directly accessing EWS road distances, without complex data handling or database integration.

The PTV Developer EWS Road Distance API offers:

  • Standard distance matrix for trucks: EWS road distances are calculated using up-to-date road network data including truck attributes like physical or legal restrictions. In addition, a dedicated truck routing profile is used to calculate realistic distances for truck transports.  
  • Distance calculation for more than 550,000 places in Europe: For EWS we use location information on more than 550,000 places in Europe, including most recent administrative codes and postcode information.  
  • Toll distances for Germany and Austria: As toll costs are an important factor for transport costs, truck toll distance information for Germany and Austria are available as well.  
  • Easy integration into all systems – via API: Gain access to the comprehensive EWS database using our PTV Developer API. Especially modern cloud solutions like ERP etc. benefit from our Data as a Service (DaaS) portfolio.