What is it about?
PTV Driver App
App Store Description
PTV Driver App
The PTV Driver App is a complementary tool for the calculation of road transport arrival time. The app serves as a demonstrator and testing tool for customers with the PTV Drive&Arrive cloud service. On the basis of your shipment's position, which is sent by the app, PTV Drive&Arrive computes the exact expected arrival time of your shipment and automatically informs all registered participants.
In the case of a deviation from the planned trip (e.g. because of a traffic jam), an information deficit is faced by the entire transport chain. Routes, as well as expected times of arrival to the customer/ramp, change and cannot be punctually communicated or rescheduled. Observance of driving and rest periods can lead to additional delays. The consequences are congestion and long waiting times at the ramp as well as delivery delays and contractual penalties.
To optimize this transport process, exact information regarding the expected arrival time (ETA) of a shipment at its handover point or the final destination in the delivery chain is required during the trip.
PTV Drive&Arrive is the solution! The app service automatically informs in real time all the participants of the logistical supply chain about the expected arrival time (ETA, Estimated Time of Arrival) of the shipments, so that they can quickly and dynamically react to it. The arrival time is calculated continuously and takes account of all relevant factors such as traffic, permanent closures, driver drive and rest periods, border waiting times, and truck-specific gangways. So that the arrival time can be exactly calculated based on the current location of the shipment, the driver automatically sends their position via the PTV Drive&Arrive Driver app (available here) and consequently supplies the decisive calculation component.
Using the app is free and serves to test the relevant Cloud services of PTV Drive&Arrive.
The position of your shipments are anonymized during use and are only sent for calculation services; they are not tracked or announced publicly.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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