Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence Developer's Guide

Introduction

This document introduces the Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence and:

  • explains key concepts
  • provides examples
  • documents resources and query parameters
  • documents response structures and data types

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What Is the Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence?

The HERE Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence is a REST API that determines in which order you should meet the waypoints within your journey and which optional waypoints are worth visiting. Therefore, the Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence offers 2 functions:

Compute the optimal order in which you should travel between a set of waypoints to minimize either the overall travel time or the overall distance travelled during the journey based on road network restrictions and the traffic pattern data available to HERE.
Figure 1. Computing the optimal waypoint sequence order
Modify a given route, by adding a subset of given additional optional waypoints, in optimal sequence order, taking into account additional cost for the detours as well as the revenue they provide. The optimization is towards minimal overall travel cost, consisting of the driver cost, vehicle cost and the value gained from picking up and dropping off passengers and goods along the route.
Figure 2. Computing pick-ups along the route

Why Use the Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence?

The table below lists the high level use cases for the Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence.

Table 1. Main features of the HERE Fleet Telematics Waypoints Sequence
Feature Description
Save driving time and optimize working hours Based on the vehicle type, route preferences, road network issues and available traffic data, determine the order in which you should drive a set of waypoints to optimize the time spent on the journey.

For example, you can determine the best order of waypoints for time critical deliveries, for minimizing gaps between service calls on utilities, and for determining the best route for regular journeys.

Optimize driving distance and save fuel Based on the vehicle type, route preferences, road network issues and available traffic data, determine the order in which you should drive a set of waypoints to minimize the distance covered on the journey.

For example, you can determine the best order of waypoints for reducing distance-based fuel costs for delivery, maintenance and security routes.

Find best option on Freight Exchange portals Provides a new optimized route with a list of destinations that are added to a given route. The freight or load from the destinations provides additional value and stays within the given time restrictions of the original route.
Select best passengers on ride share applications Provides a new optimized route with a list of passengers that can be picked up along a given route. The transportation fee from the passengers provides additional value and stays within the given time restrictions of the original route.