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Dear Customer,

 

please be advised that a new release (D72) of the HERE Platform for Business is now available on the Production environment (PRD).

 

We send this email to all those who apply for access credentials to the platform, based on the information they provide when registering.

 

This email includes release notes that describe the improvements to the services in the new release. This release includes updates of: Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Public Transit API, HLP Routing API, Traffic Data API, Places API, Waypoint Sequence Extension, Custom Location Extension, Platform Data Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Fleet Connectivity Extension, Route Match Extension, HERE Android SDK and HERE iOS SDK.

 

As well, we will publish the release documentation on the Developer Portal.


Management Summary

The release is mainly a maintenance release; highlights are:

  • Geocoder API: Improved match quality in France and Puerto Rico
  • WSE: Added support for pedestrian mode
  • PDE: New content layers are introduced: Electric Vehicle charging stations and Truck POI

 

For more detailed information about the major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business Services and Products, see the sections below:

 

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.120

 

  • France: Increased match quality by adding alternative city names to the Geocoder index.
  • Puerto Rico: Increased match quality and detailed address representation by adding urbanization as sub-district names to the Geocoder index.

 

Geocoder Autocomplete API

Version 6.2.120

 

  • Improved response time for single character queries. Compared to queries where the user provided two, three or more characters the response time was significantly slower.

 

HLP Routing API

Version 7.2.72

 

  • We improved general route calculation performance.
  • We extended street waypoints with support for matching off-road destinations.

 

Waypoint Sequence Extension API

Version 2.2.1

 

  • Added support for pedestrian mode.

 

Custom Location Extension API

Version 2.0.4

 

  • Added the new resources tile.json and tile.txt to retrieve geometry in cacheable tiles. 

 

Platform Data Extension API

Version 1.6.2

 

  • Introduced a new layer EVCHARGING_POI that contains charging stations for electric vehicles and static information like connector types, number of charging slots and opening hours.
  • Introduced a new layer TRUCK_POI that contains truck information for fuel stations and rest areas like HGV pumps, showers, number of truck parking places and opening hours.

 

Toll Cost Extension API

Version 2.4

 

  • Added rollup choices to choose the summarization levels per request. 

  • Added alternatives parameter to calculateroute.json to request multiple route alternatives. 


 

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Public Transit API (Version 2.1.6)
  • Traffic Data API (Version 6.0.57.2)
  • Places API (Version 2.43.0)
  • Fleet Connectivity Extension (Version 1.2.3)
  • Route Match Extension (Version 2.1.6)
  • HERE Android SDK (Premium Edition Version 3.2.1 and Starter Edition Version 3.2.1)
  • HERE iOS SDK (Premium Edition Version 3.2.1 and Starter Edition Version 3.2.1)

 


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